The Durban Climate Change Conference will be the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This year, the meeting faces a challenging agenda to build on the well received conference in Cancun in 2010. There are major discussions to be had to advance global efforts on mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer and capacity-building, and last, but not least, on finance. There is much to play for and ODI is contributing by putting forward new research and analysis on two key areas of our wider climate change agenda.
Firstly, much more needs to be done on climate finance at the international level to improve the transparency of funding flows. ODI hosts Climate Funds Update that continues to track the very latest developments in this area. A greater understanding of the challenges facing national-level delivery is also emerging and ODI’s flagship side event at CoP17 will discuss this experience.
Secondly, the negotiating agenda on adaptation and resilience includes addressing the way expertise can be accessed by countries, taking the next steps in national adaptation planning, and considering ways to channel resources to countries impacted by climate extremes. ODI’s contribution to the IPCC Special Report on Extremes, and involvement in a set of events and launches in Durban makes this an exciting time for our expanding work in this area.
ODI will also be leading and participating in a number of events through the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and REDD-net. If you are in Durban, please come and visit ODI at our stall in the conference centre.