Will climate change development?

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Presentation given by Isolina Boto (CTA) at a side event of the European Development Days - Lisbon, 8 November 2007

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Will climate change development?

  1. 1. <ul><li>Will climate change development? </li></ul><ul><li>Voices from the field on Impacts on agriculture and rural development in ACP countries </li></ul><ul><li>Lisbon, Portugal, 7th November 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>14h30 – 18h00 </li></ul><ul><li>EDD- Room 4 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brusselsbriefings.net </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness on the potential impacts of climate change on the agricultural and rural sector by bringing voices from the field </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange information and expertise among policy-makers, researchers and practitioners on the potential impacts of climate change on ARD </li></ul><ul><li>Provide updated information and a platform of discussion on the various experiences on the field through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) </li></ul><ul><li>http://brusselsbriefings.net/european-development-days </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Target group </li></ul><ul><li>ACP-EU policy makers, civil society groups, researchers </li></ul><ul><li>and development practitioners. An emphasis will be </li></ul><ul><li>on giving the voice to the experts in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>In this context, the workshop will also benefit from the 32 </li></ul><ul><li>ACP experts financed by CTA to attend the EDD. </li></ul><ul><li>Related activities: Brussels Development Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, CTA seminar 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Session 1: The challenges of climate change for a </li></ul><ul><li>agricultural policy and some adaptation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>This session will look at effects of climate change on </li></ul><ul><li>various agricultural sectors, especially at adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>strategies through concrete examples on best practices . </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Increasing and sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>This session will introduce some approaches and tools to </li></ul><ul><li>enhance information flows and access knowledge. The </li></ul><ul><li>focus will be on the research base and on how to </li></ul><ul><li>find out, to gain access and maximize the value of </li></ul><ul><li>information . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Inputs/Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Read presentations, consult documents, listen to </li></ul><ul><li>interviews, view videos, make comments before, during </li></ul><ul><li>and after the meetings in: </li></ul><ul><li>http://brusselsbriefings.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>CTA, EC, IIED, Euforic, UNITAR and the respective ACP </li></ul><ul><li>organisations will also widely disseminating outputs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>http://brusselsbriefings.net/european-development-days/ </li></ul><ul><li>1) Effects of CC in general: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Impacting images and music (just cut the end) </li></ul><ul><li>http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=UdwWDEsdxtk </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful video on general effects of CC (on UNEP's website) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.green.tv/pole_to_pole/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>videos from WFP (World Food Programme) to browse: droughts, </li></ul><ul><li>floods.. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wfp.org/english/?n=993 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2) Impact of CC in ACP countries (droughts and floods) : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>BBC - Africa CC warning </li></ul><ul><li>h ttp://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q = climate+change+AND+development&tab = av&edition = i&recipe = all&scope = all&start =1 </li></ul><ul><li>  CC in Uganda (Christian aid) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.green.tv/lemar_in_uganda </li></ul><ul><li>  Kiribati: Effects of floodsi </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.green.tv/kiribati_island </li></ul><ul><li>  Kenya CC (greenpeace) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.green.tv/kenya_climate_change </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Papua New Guinea sea level raising as an effect of CC (greenpeace) </li></ul><ul><li>http://tvint.greenpeaceweb.org/default.asp?loadfilm=99&loadcat=18 </li></ul><ul><li>Tanzania- rice farmer </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/regions-places/africa-southern/tanzania_ricefarmer.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3) Others: </li></ul><ul><li>CC and africa </li></ul><ul><li>http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=i9yMessHMXM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>short movie on greenhouse emissions </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.green.tv/defra_climate_change_filler </li></ul>

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