EVENT: Global Climate Policy Conference 2014
Public event: hosted by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Climate Strategies
Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 May 2014
ODI, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
Event now over but watch this space for links to the video-recording of key sessions
With 18 months left to deliver a global agreement in Paris (COP21) to tackle climate change, we are taking a closer look at the issues hampering negotiations and ways to break the deadlock. The conference agenda has been informed by submissions and contributions from leading climate change thinkers across the world and includes key topics related to sustainable development, green growth, mitigation and adaptation, equity, finance, trade and more.
The GCPC’s aim is to bring together researchers and analysts from academia and think-tanks, together with negotiators and other practitioners to identify new economic, social and political ideas and analysis to help move the negotiations forward, in particular so that the concerns and interests of developing countries are addressed. The conference proceedings and contributions will be disseminated in a special publication “The State of International Climate Policy”.
The conference agenda has been informed by submissions and contributions from leading climate change thinkers across the world and presents key areas necessary to unblock a global climate deal.
Session 1: Sustainable Development and Green Growth: A new focus or an optical illusion?
Session 2: More than just ticking boxes? How mitigation and adaptation packages should secure
Session 3: Evolving common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR)? Differentiating the parties in
the 2015 agreement.
Evening reception and networking
Session 4: Is it fair? Defining and respecting equity in adaptation and loss & damage.
Session 5: An offer they can’t refuse? Reconciling the UNFCCC stalemate with investor interest.
Session 6: Conditional Trade? Managing GHG impacts through clubs.
Follow twitter coverage of the event on the hashtag #GCPC and on @cdknetwork and @climatestrat