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June newsletter: CDKN gears up for Rio

CDKN is sponsoring two major events at the Sustainable Development Summit in Rio de Janeiro this month. Please join us in person or visit www.cdkn.org to watch the live streamed version:

Mainstreaming Climate Change into Sustainable Urban Planning – panel at the IIED Fair Ideas Conference

CDKN will share its experiences of integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into sustainable urban planning, drawing on lessons from Colombia.

Sunday 17th June, 9.30am-11am

Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Climate Compatible Development for Sustainability and Climate Security – an official side event

This event will take the form of a high level debate on the climate security agenda in the Amazon and worldwide. Speakers will explore: 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 will showcase their experiences.

Thursday 21st June, 11am-12.30pm

RioCentro Convention Centre (T-10)

Bonn: small progress for climate negotiations

CDKN was at the UNFCCC inter-sessionals in Bonn, represented by our Negotiations Support team, who are working with negotiators from the Least Developed Countries group to build their capacity to have a strong voice in the negotiations. Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Head of Negotiations Support, brought us this mixed review of progress at the talks. But whilst some aspects of the conference might seem like a case of ‘one step forward, two steps back’, there was at least one track where negotiators had something to celebrate: loss and damage. CDKN supports the Loss and Damage consortium, which reported this optimistic outlook on progress and next steps.

Heated discussions about climate finance at the 9th Carbon Expo

Ari Huhtala, CDKN’s Director of Policy and Programmes, catalysed some important discussions around climate finance at the 9th Carbon Expo at Cologne by chairing a panel on ‘Expanding climate finance: linking private flows with low emissions development’ (link to blog). He also blogged about heated discussions on the state of international carbon markets.

Image: Rio de Janeiro courtesy of WRI.