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OPPORTUNITY: ‘climate compatible development – a global approach to improved wellbeing’ – submit an abstract

CDKN will hold a panel session at the international ‘Planet Under Pressure’ Conference in London, 26-29th March, 2012. The theme is “Climate Compatible Development: a global approach to improved wellbeing”.

We’re looking for excellent submissions of papers to feed a lively debate, and invite you to submit an abstract.

This session will examine approaches to climate compatible development (CCD) and how they can stimulate improved wellbeing for humans and ecosystems. Significant strides have been made recently to bridge climate and development approaches, in both developing and developed countries.

At its broadest, CCD “minimises harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising human development opportunities presented by transitions to a low emissions, resilient future”. CCD moves beyond mainstreaming initiatives to a potentially game-changing approach to development. CCD incorporates approaches to mitigation and adaptation, with a keen eye on social, economic and equity impacts.

This session invites presentations that examine the theory, policy and practice of climate compatible development. This approach draws on low carbon development, resilience and sustainable adaptation in its conceptualisation. Case studies are invited from practice of CCD to discuss the benefits, limitations and solutions of this more holistic approach to development.

We welcome local, national and international level research from developing and developed countries, including cross-country comparative analyses from public and private sectors. The panel invites abstracts that push the boundaries forward on the theoretical approaches through incorporating new research and critical thought, in addition to case studies of sectoral analyses (such as agriculture, energy, DRR, ecosystems, national policy processes and governance) that assess CCD approaches.

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 16th September 2011.  To contribute, visit the Planet under Pressure website and join the debate.

The speakers at the session will be:

Yolanda KakabadsePresident, WWF International, EcuadorProfessor Katrina BrownUniversity of East Anglia & Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UKSam BickerstethCEO, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, UKStef RaubenheimerCEO, South South North, South AfricaAndre Cau dos SantosResearcher, EMBRAPA (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research), Brazil

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