Climate Change-Sustainable Development Nexus Considered in Preparation for CSD

April 2006: In preparation for the climate change discussions at the May 2006 session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14), the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Government of India, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) co-organized a meeting entitled “Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An international workshop to strengthen research and understanding.”

Participants at the 7-8 April 2006 workshop in New Delhi, India, considered: key elements of the climate change-sustainable development nexus; climate change, adaptation and sustainable development; implications for least developed countries and small island developing States (SIDS); integrating climate change concerns into sustainable development strategies; options for response measures; and options and measures for abating climate change in the context of sustainable development. In his keynote address, the acting head of the UNFCCC secretariat, Richard Kinley, called for urgent measures, arguing that “we have all the policy instruments we need” to act now. TERI is preparing a report of the meeting. [Final programme and presentations, April 2006] [UNFCCC press release, 7 April 2006]