Despite growing evidence to support low-carbon and climate-resilient strategies, many countries have yet to mainstream climate change within their national development plans. Bridging the gap between climate research and development policy is crucial.
The UNU-WIDER conference on “Climate Change and Development Policy” aims to reflect the diverse range of perspectives on how to balance climate and development objectives. The conference will evaluate how research can inform development policy and identify existing knowledge gaps. .
The conference will focus on both low-carbon development (mitigation) and climate-resilient strategies (adaptation). Emphasis will be given to studies that (i) link climate change to socioeconomic outcomes and identify policy responses, and (ii) evaluate how adaptation and/or mitigation policies influence development processes and policies.
The conference is intended primarily for researchers and policy makers. Participants from developing countries are particularly encouraged. .
For more information, please see the conference page on the UNU-WIDER website.