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NEWS: CDKN at COP26 in Glasgow, UK

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. CDKN will be participating at the events below, at our virtual exhibition stand, and as part of the COP Resilience Hub. Find out more below.

Side events

From paper to practice – Universities’ role in generating actionable solutions for the climate crisis

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
Time: 15:15-16:15 GMT
Location:
Paris Committee on Capacity-building Hub, Blue Zone and livestreamed
Host: CDKN and IRI, Columbia University

At this event, we will share lessons from universities and research institutes in co-producing climate knowledge and strengthening people’s capacity to contribute to policy debates and make well-informed policy decisions.

Building capacity and tracking climate action to empower women and girls

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Time: 15:00-16:15 GMT
Location: Lomond Auditorium, Blue Zone and livestreamed
Host: CDKN

At CDKN’s official side event, we will share tools and experience on monitoring, evaluation and learning systems that capture the impacts of climate action for different social groups. We will also be launching a guide to strengthening gender integration in climate finance projects, with colleagues from the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).

Capacity building – does one size fit all? The effectiveness of varied approaches to supporting the implementation of NDCs

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 13:30-14:30 GMT
Location: Paris Committee on Capacity-building Hub, Blue Zone and livestreamed (from 3:49:07)
Host: CDKN

This hybrid event demonstrates the importance of using varied, respectful and mutual capacity strengthening approaches to support the implementation of NDCs in the majority world. It will present cases from Ethiopia and Nepal before ending with an in-person conversation with youth representatives from Peru and the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia on the value of empowering the Youth to contribute to NDC Implementation.

Knowledge for transformative action towards a resilient future

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 13:15-14:45 GMT
Location: COP Resilience Hub, Blue Zone and virtual
Host: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance

This event will explore ways of generating and using local knowledge on adaptation and resilience, ways of forging innovative researcher-practitioner-community partnerships and components of an enabling environment for moving research and knowledge into action for effective adaptation.

Global South commitment for climate action

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 13:00 -15:00 GMT
Location: LGMA COP26 Multilevel Action Pavilion, Blue Zone and virtual
Host: CDKN Asia

This session will present an overview of the barriers and challenges faced by subnational and local governments in the global South for implementing climate action and present some examples of possible solutions.

COP Resilience Hub

CDKN is part of the ‘cross-cutting champions’ for the COP Resilience Hub, represented by the Resilience Knowledge Coalition, hosted by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and co-led by CDKN and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). As part of our role to promote diversity and build bridges from knowledge to climate action, we are producing a ‘Windows on resilience’ story series, to be published in the lead-up to and during COP26. The stories aim to showcase innovative and local solutions on adaptation and resilience from diverse people, communities, businesses and governments across sectors and countries. 

Read more on the COP Resilience Hub.

Photo: CDKN team presenting at a Paris Committee on Capacity-building Hub event at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

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