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NEWS: CDKN in Rio – learn about our events, publications and partnership activities


This page offers information on CDKN’s activities in Rio.  Did you find CDKN’s CD-ROM in Rio, and want to find all those resources in one place online? Please click here.

Learn more about CDKN-sponsored debates in Rio, and watch us online

New feature: watch Pippa Heylings, CDKN’s Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, discuss our event on climate security on youtube here (updated 23 June).

CDKN sponsored two major events at the Sustainable Development Summit in Rio de Janeiro last week. Please visit CDKN’s youtube channel for a range of video conversations with our panelists.

Mainstreaming climate change into sustainable urban planning panel at the IIED Fair Ideas Conference

CDKN shared its experiences of integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into sustainable urban planning, drawing on lessons from its project to reduce climate vulnerability in Cartagena, Colombia and other projects.

Please read our full event listing for more.

Climate compatible development for sustainability and climate security an official side event

CDKN organised a high level debate on the climate security agenda in the Amazon and worldwide. Speakers explored: how can climate compatible development approaches reduce the risks posed by climate change to water, energy and food security? Researchers, policymakers and members of civil society showcased their experiences.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Mohamed Aid Kadi, Technical Committee Chair of Global Water Partnership;
  • Ali Tauqueer Sheikh, Regional Director for CDKN Asia
  • Bai-Mass Taal, Executive Secretariat of African Ministers’ Council on Water
  • Andrew Mitchell, Director of the Global Canopy Programme
  • Manuel Rodríguez – Becerra, first Minister of Environment of Colombia

Please read our full event listing for more.

Follow these CDKN-supported partnership activities

CDKN is delighted to be supporting the Reframing Rio project – a multimedia project to catalyse widespread public dialogue on sustainability at the time of the Rio+20 Summit. The Reframing Rio project is led by tve, with IIED and IPS.

In Rio, the partners have launched Life Apps, a series of documentary films about the power of technology to increase vulnerable populations’ livelihood prospects. CDKN has supported the development of these films, which touch directly on the effects of climate change, and options for poor and marginalised groups to build climate resilience.

Visit the Reframing Rio website for more information about the project overall, and visit CDKN’s web story to learn how, with our support, Indian farmers are using mobile phone apps to adapt to increasingly erratic rainfall by sharing knowledge on new, more climate-resilient farming methods.

Image: Vanessa Morales, CDKN LAC, delegates cross a bridge in the Rio+20 conference centre

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