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Sustainability Science

Drivers and challenges for climate compatible development Event

13:00 - 14:30
8 May 2013
Overseas Development Institute and streamed live online 203 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ

Event details

This joint Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and CDKN event taking place on 8 May 2013 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT+1) will explore the drivers and challenges for climate compatible development. Speakers include Dr Emma Tompkins Co-chair of Sustainability Science at Southampton.

We live in a world where poverty persists, in spite of good progress against many of the Millennium Development Goals - and where profound and disruptive changes in our global climate could seriously undermine development progress now and in the future.  Integrating low carbon and climate resilient approaches into development planning is therefore essential - and presents significant opportunities for developing countries.

The relationships among climate-smart choices and outcomes such as growth, poverty and equity are not straightforward, however. There will be winners and losers, and trade-offs among social, economic and environmental goals.

What puts climate change onto the agenda in developing countries? The experience of disasters? Energy security? New economic prospects? And what are the challenges of implementing climate compatible development, such as managing different interest groups?

Our speakers will present and respond to CDKN-ODI programme experience and to new research in Kenya, Ghana, Vietnam and Colombia. The event will be livestreamed and viewers are encouraged to pose written questions and feedback to the panellists.


Simon Maxwell - Executive Chair, CDKN


Karen Ellis - Head of Private Sector and Markets, ODI

Emma Tompkins - Lecturer, University of Leeds

Claudia Martinez - Green Growth Advisor, Government of Colombia, and CDKN

Sam Bickersteth - Chief Executive, CDKN



You will be able to access the livestreamed event via CDKN's website, please watch this space.

To attend the event in person, you must register to do so via ODI's website, please visit the registration page for details.

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