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CDKN is on the ground in Cancun throughout COP-16, meeting with participants, explaining the role we can play in supporting developing countries, and stimulating debate on what ‘climate compatible development’ means in practice. You can find all CDKN COP-16 resources and activities on our COP-16 page and keep up-to-date with our COP-16 news feed. CDKN stand We have a stand in the main exhibition area – Cancun Messe Hall C, number 153. If you’re in Cancun, drop by. CDKN publications will be available and you can sign up to receive email updates or apply to join the CDKN Roster of Experts. We are also canvassing views on where the key knowledge gaps are and what forms of assistance are most urgently needed in developing countries. Video interviews


Working in collaboration with OneClimate, CDKN is conducting a series of video interviews with delegates and participants.  We will be looking beyond the formal negotiations, seeking out different perspectives on what the challenges are in designing and delivering climate compatible development strategies and getting views on what are the promising approaches for the future.  Selected video clips will be distributed via OneClimate’s daily webcast and interviews can downloaded in full from the CDKN website. Side Events CDKN Alliance members will be involved in several Cancun side events:

Wednesday 01 December: Voices of Latin America: Regional and Amazonian Initiatives on Climate Change and REDD Time: 16:45–18:15  Venue: Mamey Room, Cancun Messe This will showcase the findings of a regional consultation on priority research needs on climate change and development and its link with biodiversity.  It will present a wide-ranging study on the status of forest policies, governance and REDD+ readiness activities, and national and sub-national pilot projects in the Amazon basin countries. Organised by CDKN Alliance member, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), in association with Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM).

Thursday 02 December:  ‘Knowledge sharing, capacity building and advocacy for adaptation and climate compatible development’ Time: 20.15- 21.45   Venue:  Monarca Room, Cancun Messe Mairi Dupar, CDKN’s Global Knowledge Management Coordinator, will act as a discussant at this event, which will involve AfricaAdapt, Enda-TM, and IIED.

4th/5th December: IIED Development and Climate Days Time: 9.00 – 17.00 each day   Venue: Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand Hotel There are four sessions each day, focussing on the intersection between climate change and development. Celine Herweijer, CDKN’s Chief Strategic Advisor, will be part of the final panel session from 15.30-17.00 on Sunday 5th December on Financing adaptation and climate compatible development. Attendance is free – please register on the IIED website.


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