Development and Climate Days Examine Adaptation Planning

4 December 2011: Development and Climate Days took place in parallel with the Durban Climate Change Conference. The 2011 Develoment and Climate Days focused on “effective climate change adaptation planning” in response to the decision taken in 2010 under the Cancún Adaptation Framework to invite all countries, and especially least developed countries (LDCs), to develop National Adaptation Plans.

Organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Days convened from 3-4 December 2011. Sessions focused on: the value of vulnerability assessments; monitoring, evaluating and prioritizing adaptation options; research effectiveness in contributing to adaptation, drawing from experiences in Africa; evidence from impact and vulnerability assessments in China, and their implications for adaptation planning; information needs and use in different approaches to adaptation planning; realities and politics of adaptive decision-making; and adaptive decision-making in cities.

The event also included a film competition on the theme of resilience to climate change, supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), featuring short films from around the world. [IISD RS Coverage of Days]