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November 2018: COP24 special 
Each year international negotiators gather for the UN climate change talks, and IIED researchers and partners will be there throughout the two-week gathering. Details of our activities throughout COP24 and related background reading can be found below. 

Let’s use this opportunity to make sure the Paris Agreement is put into action with rules that are fair and transparent for all. 
COP24 will take place in Katowice's landmark congress centre and exhibition hall (Photo: Umkatowice, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

Climate talks must speed pace of change to protect poorest as world gets hotter

Ahead of the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, IIED director Andrew Norton said: “This is the most important climate meeting since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Governments meeting in Katowice must seize the opportunity to slow the dangerous trend of rising temperatures... Developed countries must pick up the speed and increase the scale at which they provide funding and technical support to the poorest countries..." 

Read his thoughts on COP24 at the IIED website.

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Conference side events

2050 pathways for resilience: What mechanisms deliver adaptation and resilience at scale for LDCs?

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Time: 4:45 – 6:15pm 
Room: Bug
Led by: IIED; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Near East Foundation (NEF)

As Least Developed Countries (LDCs) confront the impacts of climate change, consideration of a range of suitable adaptation and resilience building mechanisms and approaches is required. The new LDC initiative for effective adaptation and resilience (LIFE-AR), aims to develop an overarching LDC Vision for adapting towards a climate resilient future by 2050, informed by such innovative mechanisms to support delivery of such a vision. This side event invites expertise from the international community to discuss global experience and evidence on finance mechanisms that have successfully built local and national institutions, collaboration, and capabilities to deliver climate resilience.

Take a look at the IIED website for a summary of all of our activities during the two-week gathering, focusing on side events featuring our experts and partners.

D&C Days 2018

Join us for D&C Days from 8-9 December

Development and Climate Days (D&C Days)


D&C Days will take place on 8-9 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, during the middle weekend of the UN climate negotiations. The two-day event will see more than 200 policymakers, researchers and development practitioners come together for discussions and debates focused on the interface between development and climate change.

Participants will harness their experience, the evidence and their learning into aggregated messages designed to influence the climate negotiations, business sector planning and the formulation of climate adaptation strategies in-country.

Find out more, read the full programme, and register to attend.
COP24: LDCs’ moment to shape an inclusive climate transparency framework
IIED Briefing

COP24: LDCs’ moment to shape an inclusive climate transparency framework

As thoughts turn to what can be agreed in Katowice in December, this briefing identifies some of the existing challenges for LDCs and outlines some priority areas regarding the operationalisation of the enhanced transparency framework.
Higher ambition for lower temperatures: what LDCs could achieve at COP24
IIED Briefing

Higher ambition for lower temperatures: what LDCs could achieve at COP24

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) participating in the COP24 climate summit should push for a robust set of rules to govern the implementation of the Paris Agreement; stronger commitments to reduce emissions; and greater climate finance.
Loss and damage in the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake
IIED Briefing

Loss and damage in the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake

This briefing sets out the reasons for ensuring loss and damage is specifically and adequately addressed in the Paris Agreement and how this can be done. Giving due attention to loss and damage is a fundamental test of countries’ commitment to achieving the aims and purpose of the Paris Agreement and will be a crucial outcome for the upcoming COP24.
Harnessing long-term strategies for low-carbon climate-resilient LDC development
IIED Briefing

Harnessing long-term strategies for low-carbon climate-resilient LDC development

While highlighting common challenges and concerns, this briefing makes the case for why LDCs in particular should prepare their long-term strategies early. It also discusses incentives to support and rationalise doing so ahead of 2020.


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