Monday, 13 June 2016

ETTG at the European Development Days: climate and development

The ETTG hosts a high-level panel, Climate and development: getting to zero poverty and zero emissions, at the European Development Days in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 June.

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, is a major breakthrough in our joint fight against climate change. In terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it will be the main instrument to reach SDG 13: 'Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.' Approaches such as the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project show how this could be accomplished. The Paris Agreement also foresees ensuring that finance flows contribute to the path of low greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development.

In the race against the clock on climate change, important challenges remain, including access to investment finance, technology transfer and capacity development. This high-level panel, organised in collaboration with the European Commission's DG CLIMA and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), brings together policymakers, practitioners and opinion leaders to reflect on these challenges and offer insights into opportunities generated by the Paris Agreement.

Speakers include Simon Maxwell (Chair of the ETTG and senior research associate at ODI), Amina Mohammed (Environment Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria), Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission), Patrick Ignatius Gomes (Secretary General, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States) and Joselin Manzanares Nuñez (EDD Young Leader, Climate Change, Nicaragua).

They will emphasise sharing best practices with a view to jumpstarting the implementation of the agreement.

Join us on Wednesday, 15 June, 16.00 - 17.30, Tour & Taxis, Auditorium A1.