Join us for the 17th Development & Climate Days at COP25

News, 21 September 2019
Registrations have opened for Development & Climate Days 2019, which takes place during COP25.

Logo for D&C Days 2019, strapline reads Global ambition, Local action, Climate resistance for all #DCdays19

D&C Days 2019 will take place on 7-8 December 2019 in Santiago, Chile, during the middle weekend of this year's UN climate change talks.

This year’s D&C Days will look ahead to 2020, when countries are due to report on how they will meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement.  

During our two-day event, we will explore the ambitious plans and transformational systems that are needed to deliver climate resilience for all. We will highlight thinking from diverse sectors, ranging from food and agriculture, to finance, cities and infrastructure and biodiversity. All of these sectors are aware of the need for cross-cutting collaboration to ensure resilience.


Innovative approaches

At D&C Days we share learning experiences by engaging, being productive and having fun. This dynamic format encourages dialogue on issues that link policy, knowledge and practice. Our innovative approaches encourage participants to interact, challenge existing thinking and generate new ideas to ensure no one is left behind.

We welcome everyone at the frontline of sustainable development and climate agendas to join us at D&C Days, including practitioners, NGOs, grassroots organisation representatives, national climate leaders and policymakers at all levels.

Five themes

The 17th annual D&C Days will carry forward conversations from the one day-event entitled 'Building a Resilient Future' that was held during the September UN Climate Action Summit. D&C Days will further develop five themes:

  1. Building resilient food and agriculture systems
  2. Early warning, early action to leave no one behind
  3. Financing a resilient future
  4. Establishing resilient cities, infrastructure and energy systems, and
  5. Working with nature to build resilience.

Within each theme, we will tackle big questions, seek effective and practical answers, and work together on fair solutions that leave no one behind. 

Throughout the event, we will consider how transformation of systems, gender equity, lived experience and local knowledge, and transparency and downward accountability can help deliver a resilient future.

Event details

Location: Casa Almarza, Presidente Errazuriz 2965 (Barrio Yungay area), Santiago, Chile
Date: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019
How to attend: Register via Eventbrite 

About the organisers

This year’s event is organised by a partnership between the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, IIED, Atlantic Council, EIT Climate-KIC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Background to D&C Days

Held each year alongside the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), D&C Days is developing as a strategic partnership platform, with the host partners aiming to influence the ‘ambition mechanism’ processes under the UNFCCC.

D&C Days started in 2002, and has since become a popular part of COP, providing an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and negotiators to meet informally for honest and open discussions on news, ideas and solutions on climate change and development.


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