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CDKN in Rio: Climate compatible development for sustainability and climate security

At this official side event to the Rio +20 Summit, we explore climate-induced threats to human security: threats to the water, energy and food on which we depend, and the threat of human conflict due to scarcity of these resources.

Increasing insecurity as a result of  climate change imposes unacceptable economic costs at national, community and household levels, social and cultural costs (including unequal burdens on women and indigenous people) and at its worst, loss of health and life.

Panellists will argue that if we invest in climate compatible development now, we will avoid climate-related insecurity in the future.

Yolanda Kakabadse, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, CDKN and President, WWF

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment Peru
Carlos Nobre,Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (TBC)
Bai-Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)
Dr. Mohamed Ait Kadi Technical Committee Chair of Global Water Partnership (GWP)
Dr. Maryse Labriet, Expert, Hydrogen Eolien Light Insulation Organomass (HELIO) International
Pablo Lumerman, Director in Fundación Cambio Democrático
Ali Sheikh, Regional Director for Asia, CDKN; Chief Executive Officer, LEAD Pakistan

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