Climate and development: Getting to zero poverty and zero emissions. Sharing best practices to jumpstart the implementation of the Paris Agreement

European Development Days Event

Brussels, 15.06.2016


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri), European Commission (EC)

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 by the European Commission's DG CLIMA and the European Think Tanks Group, brought together policymakers, practitioners and opinion leaders to reflect on these challenges and offer insights into opportunities generated by the Paris Agreement. They emphasised sharing best practices with a view to jumpstarting the implementation of the agreement.

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Datum / Uhr
15.06.2016 / 17:00 - 18:30


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