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FEATURE: CDKN’s programme at COP20, Lima

At COP20 in Lima, the CDKN delegation’s activities will be focused on the following areas:

Reaching zero poverty, zero emissions, within a generation

2015 is a crucial year in which an international agreement on climate change, the post-2015 development goals and a future framework on Disaster Risk Reduction are all set to be finalised.  This is a major opportunity to integrate climate change and poverty reduction in the Sustainable Development Goals and to integrate climate-related risk reduction commitments in the international disasters framework (HFA2). The UNFCCC process could drive national emissions reductions and the provision of resources for climate-resilient, low-emissions development in the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries. CDKN is co-sponsoring Development and Climate Days 2014: Zero Poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a Generation.  The event will propose actions for making the most of this major opportunity.

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

CDKN is working with the governments of Peru, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Gambia, Bangladesh and the Dominican Republic to prepare INDCs. These countries are pursuing a range of approaches. Lessons are already emerging from their experience. In Lima, CDKN will be sponsoring South-South and South-North exchange on INDC preparation, encouraging government officials, donors and civil society leaders to share their insights.

Sharing knowledge on climate compatible development

Sharing knowledge in a timely way will be critical to reach zero poverty and zero emissions in a generation.  In Lima, CDKN and other founding members of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group will convene Latin American organisations to spark new collaborations on knowledge exchange. The CKB Group will report on new ways that their members are already joining forces – to help end users can find the information they need more easily. CDKN’s guides to the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for Asia, Africa, Latin America and Small Island Developing States put the key scientific facts at negotiators’ fingertips.

In Lima, CDKN and the Adaptation Fund will launch the Knowledge Exchange for Climate Finance Readiness, which presents information and analysis for least developed and climate-vulnerable countries.

Join the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group at COP20 for their side event, Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action, which will be showcasing recent breakthroughs that have been made in laying the foundations for a smart knowledge grid.

Negotiations support

CDKN’s Negotiations Support team will be on hand to speak with climate negotiators from the least developed and most climate-vulnerable countries about achieving their priority outcomes for COP20 – and to pave the road to COP21 in Paris next year. CDKN is also showcasing the domestic leadership of the COP20 host, the Government of Peru. The Government has led a national process for climate mitigation and poverty reduction planning called PlanCC, — supported by CDKN and others. PlanCC will be discussed and analysed extensively in CDKN’s publications and events.

Key CDKN events for your calendar:

Developing robust INDCs: Experiences from developing countries and emerging lessons

Organisers: Lead International, SouthSouthNorth, CDKN

Monday 1st December, 2014; 15:00 – 16:30

Paracas, COP20 Venue, Army General Headquarters, San Borja District, Lima

Open to all accredited COP20 Delegates

Innovation and collaboration for transforming knowledge into Climate Action

Organisers: REEEP,  IDS, Climate Knowledge Brokers Group

Monday 1st December, 2014; 16:45 – 18:15

Machu Picchu, COP20 Venue, Army General Headquarters, San Borja District, Lima

Open to all accredited COP20 Delegates

Climate Knowledge Brokers 2014 Latin America & Caribbean workshop

Organiser: Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (in Spanish)

Friday 5th December, 2014; 09:00 – 17:00

ESAN University, Alonso de Molina 1652, Monterrico, Surco District, Lima

By invitation only

Emerging lessons on transformational change for climate compatible development (followed by reception)

Organisers: FFLA, CDKN

Friday 5th December, 2014; 17:00 – 20:00

Foresta Hotel, Calle Los Libertadores 490, San Isidro District, Lima

Please register your interest by emailing:

Development and Climate Days 2014: Zero Poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a Generation.

Organisers: Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre, IIED, ODI, CDKN

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December, 2014;  09:00 – 17:30

Country Club Lima Hotel, Los Eucaliptos 590, San Isidro District, Lima

Please register to attend: Climate Centre website


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