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Helen Picot

Helen Picot

Helen Picot was CDKN’s Negotiation Support's Sustainable Development Goals lead. Helen coordinated the support CDKN gives to developing country negotiators, in particular relating to the UN Sustainable Development Summit and the Sustainable Development Goals laid out there. The Negotiation Support team provides legal and technical support to inform negotiators, including through improving negotiators’ access to information and capacity building, to support the meaningful participation of least developed and climate vulnerable countries in international climate talks.

Helen is a Senior Associate in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team. She has a MSc in Environmental Engineering Technology / Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a MSci in Natural Sciences (Geography) from Cambridge.



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FEATURE: COP21- Inside the 'Climate Generations' space

CDKN's Helen Picot spent some days in the civil society space at COP21, designated as the 'Climate Generations' area or otherwise known as the 'Green Zone' (in contrast to the 'Blue Zone' where only negotiators and observers with an official pass could enter). She reports on the big discussions taking place there. [more]…

FEATURE: Shifting from ‘Intended’ to ‘Implemented’ - What’s required for the INDCs?

CDKN has supported the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the Paris climate summit, in nine developing countries. Ben Bostock, Helen Picot and Kiran Sura of CDKN reflect on the strong ambitions of these submissions – and their varying levels of detail, which suggest that some INDCs may be readier for implementation than others. [more]…

WORKING PAPER: Supporting ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons learned from developing countries

CDKN is pleased to release its latest Working Paper, "Supporting ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons learned from developing countries", based on interviews with those who have been deeply involved in preparing INDCs. [more]…

OPINION: Reflecting on Our Common Future Under Climate Change

CDKN's Helen Picot and Sam Bickersteth reflect on the pre-COP 21 Science conference held in Paris last week; Our Common Future Under Climate Change. [more]…

FEATURE: Will intense climate talks lead to progress on global deal?

The CDKN team reports from intensive climate negotiations this week in Bonn, Germany, where country delegates are hammering out the elements of a new global agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. [more]…

GUIDE: Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

CDKN and Ricardo-AEA have revised their popular Guide to INDCs, which helps countries prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the UNFCCC. This new edition of May 2015 has been revised following stakeholder discussions and includes new material for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - in addition to its original focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Now also in French and Spanish. [more]…

OPINION: High stakes for the first round of climate talks in 2015

Last week, governments met in the Palais des Nations, Geneva for the latest round of UN talks to agree a new draft negotiating text for a global climate deal. Kiran Sura and Helen Picot of CDKN report. [more]…

FEATURE: Raising the ambition: How the global climate agreement can affect the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

CDKN’s Helen Picot and Nicholas Moss outline that, at Development & Climate Days 2014 (Zero Poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a Generation), participants will hear of how ambition in tackling climate change can help deliver on the soon-to-be-agreed Sustainable Development Goals. [more]…

OPINION: INDCs – what existing building blocks can developing countries use?

Helen Picot, Kiran Sura and Christopher Webb of CDKN argue that many developing countries have solid foundations on which to develop their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for presentation to the UNFCCC. [more]…

OPINION: After New York – What next for the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change?

Helen Picot of CDKN's Negotiations Support team takes stock after the UN Climate Summit. [more]…

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