International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
In this edition, read all about IIED's participation at COP22 in Marrakech.
November 2016
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IIED at the 2016 UNFCCC climate change summit in Marrakech (COP22)

This year's COP is the first since the landmark Paris Agreement, focusing on action for implementation, including adaptation, technology transfer, capacity building and managing loss and damage. IIED is delighted to participate in this crucial and timely event in a number of ways.

Read all about how we and partners are supporting Least Developed Country (LDC) negotiators, organising side events and workshops, and analysing progress at the talks.

News and blogs

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Storify: Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access

On the first day of COP22, Dutch NGO Hivos focused on 'Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access'. Among the panellists were IIED senior researcher Sarah Best. Here's what happened.
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Poorest must be heard on climate action to deliver Paris Agreement’s success

IIED director Andrew Norton comments on COP22: 'Decisions taken in Marrakech need to set out how climate finance can actually reach people in the poorest countries. Too often it is channelled ineffectively... with very little reaching vulnerable communities.'
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Spotlight on... Lessons in climate diplomacy from Ethiopia and Bhutan 

Some from the world's poorest countries have worked tirelessly to ensure cooperation between governments to achieve the Paris Agreement's rapid entry into force. IIED has been working with these LDCs to support their negotiators in climate diplomacy. 

Addressing climate change is of key national interest for the LDCs, and we're working with in-country experts in Ethiopia and Bhutan who have been influential in climate diplomacy. 
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Development & Climate Days

This year's two-day D&C Days event is themed 'Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for all'. At D&C Days we share learning experiences by engaging, being productive and having fun. The dynamic format encourages people to participate and share dialogue on a range of issues that link policy, knowledge and practice. 

This year's event is organised in partnership by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, IIED, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ), Competence Centre Climate Change in Morocco (4C Maroc), and We Mean Business (WMB). 

New publications for COP22

Becoming a UNFCCC delegate: what you need to know
Attending UN climate negotiations for the first time is daunting, especially if at a COP and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process is notoriously complex.

'Becoming a UNFCCC delegate: what you need to know' focuses on the process, rather than the content of negotiations, and offers some practical tips for getting through the days (and nights).
The Paris Agreement: Options for an effective compliance and implementation mechanism
With a record number of parties to the UNFCCC ratifying it in the 11 months since its adoption, the Paris Agreement entered into force on 4th November. Its parties will then be legally bound to comply with their commitment to implement it. 

'The Paris Agreement: Options for an effective compliance and implementation mechanism' explores options for the parties, who must now develop guidelines for the mechanism to ensure the agreement’s implementation.
Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access
Achieving energy access for everyone requires more and better targeted investment. 'Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access' examines data on the major climate funds to assess what share of international public finance goes toward energy access and compares this to overall finance needs for the sector. 

Experiences from Bangladesh and Nepal provide lessons on how climate funds and national policy could be reformed.


How parliamentarians can help ensure the success of the Paris Agreement

Engaging effectively in climate diplomacy: policy pointers from Bhutan

Ethiopia’s effective climate diplomacy: lessons for other nations

A vision for the Least Developed Countries Fund in a post-Paris climate regime

Responding to climate change: UK international civil society organisations
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