Join us for the 16th Development & Climate Days at COP24

News, 24 September 2018
Registrations have opened for Development & Climate Days 2018 at COP24.

Part of a giant mural produced at the 2017 D&C Days visualising the conversations and discussions at the event (Image: Jorge Martin)

This year’s D&C Days will aim to influence the ‘ambition mechanism’ processes under the UNFCCC – particularly the Talanoa Dialogue and global stocktake – and to inform climate action on all levels, looking ahead to 2020.

D&C Days 2018 will take place on 8-9 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, during the middle weekend of this year's UN climate change talks.

At D&C Days we share learning experiences by engaging, being productive and having fun. The dynamic format encourages dialogue on a range of issues that link policy, knowledge and practice. Innovative approaches encourage participants to interact, challenge existing thinking and to generate new ideas.

The 16th annual D&C Days will continue to build on the topic of 'Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for all', and will focus on four themes:

  • Resilience through empowerment: exploring the effective pathways to empowering the most vulnerable when responding to the emerging opportunities and risks of our world and its rapidly changing climate. 
    Read more about theme 1: Resilience through empowerment (PDF)
  • Valuing lived experience and local knowledge: highlighting the opportunities that local and traditional knowledge give us to inform local, regional and national policy discussions related to climate and development.
    Read more about theme 2: Valuing lived experience and local knowledge (PDF)
  • Transparency and downward accountability: examining the ways in which decisions are made, climate responses are prioritised and climate finance is directed to ensure it delivers the intended benefits to vulnerable populations and supports a more robust global stocktake for adaptation.
    Read more about theme 3: Transparency and downward accountability (PDF)
  • Financing adaptation and managing risk: championing solutions that remove barriers to prevent climate finance reaching those more vulnerable to climate change, while integrating risk management approaches to help improve resilience.
    Read more about theme 4: Financing adaptation and managing risk (PDF)

Within these themes, D&C Days will be tackling big questions, seeking effective and practical answers, and working together on fair solutions. 

Alongside the programme of sessions (PDF) D&C Days will also host the “Tea with 1.5 degrees” video installation and an art exhibit by Karolina Sobecka on Post Production Food. 

The D&C Days logo

Event details:

Location: Hotel Diament Arsenal Palace, Paderewskiego 35, 41-500 Chorzów, Katowice, Poland
Date: 8-9 December 2018
How to attend: Register via Eventbrite
Session details: Download the full programme (PDF)

About the organisers

This year’s event is organised by a partnership between the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC), IIED, Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Contributing partners to this year’s event are The Adaptation Network and Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.

Background to D&C Days

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. 

Last year's conference in Bonn showed the impact and expertise of climate change practitioners working on the ground


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