Development and Climate Days Saturday 12-13 November at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Foundation is one of the organisers in partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, IIED, IDRC, We Mean Business and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
The days will focus on fulfilling the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement to ensure resilient and equitable development. Building on the theme in 2015 of Zero Poverty, Zero Emissions, this year’s D&C Days will explore routes to climate justice through low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.
The sessions taking place over the two days will ask how communities, government, civil society and development partners can promote accountable decision-making, and how climate finance can reach the most vulnerable. They will also look at how new approaches to social policy, finance, and ecosystem management can deliver resilient adaptation and social protection for a just approach to tackling climate risk.
The Foundation is convening a session with IIED on Saturday 12 November entitled Climate Justice – Putting People at the Centre: Ensuring frontline communities have their voices heard in climate decision making. The opportunity to participate in decision-making processes which are fair, accountable, open and corruption-free is essential to the growth of a culture of climate justice. The session will explore why it is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do to include front-line communities – including grassroots women, marginalised people, rural and urban local communities and displaced people – and their knowledge in climate decision making at all levels. The session also sets out to identify and share strategies that enable the participation of local communities (in particular women) in decision making at local, national and international level.