12th Development & Climate days 2014
Why are the zero-zero targets connected?
Climate adaptation to increase people’s resilience should also be a fundamental component of any poverty-eradication strategy.
We will also need to fight poverty in a way that will lead us to zero emissions or risk losing ground gained on poverty reduction.
And some pathways to reducing emissions by 2100 could result in an economic slowdown that could hinder eradication of extreme poverty unless measures are taken.
The popular D&C Days fringe event was first initiated at COP 8 by the IIED’s Saleemul Huq in Delhi in 2002, when adaptation to climate change was at best marginal to UN climate talks.
But over the years the increasingly popular COP fringe event has brought together policy-makers, scientists and development practitioners to debate the now-central theme, helping to make adaptation key to climate plans, policies and programmes worldwide.