- Lead-organizer: Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano
- 11:00 - 12:30
- Date: 21 Jun 2012
- Room: T-10
Climate Compatible Development for Sustainability & Climate Security
Organizing partnersFundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), global alliance with six partners (FFLA, ODI, SSN, LEAD, INTRAC, PWC)
IntroductionCDKN and FFLA will lead a high level debate on the climate security agenda in the Amazon and worldwide, focusing on ways in which Climate Compatible Development can reduce the threats that climate change poses on water, energy, and food security, and ecosystems resilience. Panelists from the research arena, from the political level and from the social sector, coming from LAC, Africa and Asia will showcase specific examples of where this has happened. The event will promote dialogue between science, policy and action, bridging the gaps and integrating global and regional levels. This event will offer the perspective of developing countries on the topic, drawing from CDKN?s experience working in these regions.
Detailed programmeCDKN and FFLA will lead a high level debate on the climate security agenda in the Amazon and worldwide, focusing on ways in which Climate Compatible Development can reduce the threats that climate change poses to water, energy, food, and ecosystem resilience, on which human security depend. This event will offer the perspective of developing countries on the topic, drawing from a wide array of case studies and experiences accumulated through the partnerships and work carried out at CDKN and partner organisations. The theme of this event is particularly aligned to the sustainable development agenda at Rio+20.
The key questions that will be addressed are:
1. What are the main climate change threats to climate security (water, energy, food) and the challenges they represent to sustainable development?
2. What are the existing and potential tools to reduce those threats?
The event will take the form of a discussion panel with 4-5 panelists coming from the technical (research), political and social areas and representing Africa, LAC and Asia. This will ensure that the questions are tackled from all perspectives. Our main target group for the event will be high level decision makers, and practitioners from all regions.
Mr. Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of Environment from Peru.
Mr. Ari Huhtala, CDKN senior policy advisor.
A representative of the Global Water Partnership (TBC).
An expert from the Amazonian region (TBC)
The moderator of this panel will be Ms. Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF global; and Regional Director of CDKN.
The side event will contribute to the debate around strategies and plans for reaching sustainable development, and will be focused on priority thematic areas of the UNCSD: energy, water, and food security. The event will provide concrete examples to policy makers of ways in which climate compatible development can be put into practice for reducing the threats of climate change. It will also help to position the concept of climate compatible development planning and its integration into sustainable development among key decision makers.