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Sam Bickersteth, CEO of CDKN, at SEI Oxford seminar 29th of September 2015

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Sam gives an excellent presentation on how CDKN works to support climate sensitive and informed decision-making.

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Sam Bickersteth, CEO of CDKN, at SEI Oxford seminar 29th of September 2015

  1. 1. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 1 Climate & Development Knowledge Network: Supporting Decision Makers SEI Oxford – September 2015
  2. 2. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 2 CDKN approach CDKN supports decision- makers in government, the private and non- governmental sectors to design and deliver climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge-sharing in support of locally-owned and managed policy processes.
  3. 3. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 3 What progress with climate compatible development?
  4. 4. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 4 There is a 95% certainty that climate change is caused by human beings Source: IPCC AR 5 key findings Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade Source: IPCC AR 5 key findings Changes in climate will affect societies and economies in multiple ways, directly and indirectly, through health, food systems, water supplies and ecosystems Source: Turn Down the Heat, Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, World Bank 2012 credit Neil Palmer/CIAT What is the challenge? Sustainable Development Goals 2015
  5. 5. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 5 UNEP Emissions Gap Report (2014)
  6. 6. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 6 Source: The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Impacts of climate change in Africa
  7. 7. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 7 SDG - Climate Referenced Targets
  8. 8. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 8 SDG - Climate Related Targets
  9. 9. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 9 Sustainable Development Goals
  10. 10. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 10 Business has the greatest impact Business sees the greatest opportunity Citizens prioritise the importance Top Business Views : PwC SDG Engagement Survey 2015
  11. 11. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 11 COP21 summit in Paris A binding agreement is not the main driver for climate change action
  12. 12. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 12 Model indicates low-ambition agreement is projected to result in 80% – 140% higher poverty levels for Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and 25% higher poverty levels for LAC than the high-ambition agreement by 2030 CDKN Research on impact of climate change on achievement of SDGs • In Uganda goal of extreme poverty eradication is met in neither case • Water deficit/flooding, likely to be exacerbated by climate change • High ambition agreement develops modern energy sector and phases out dependence on traditional biomass
  13. 13. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 13 SDGs: Risk of failure in Paris
  14. 14. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 14 Incentivise international cooperation and leverage public and private finance for climate action Reducing fossil fuel dependency Reducing resource intensity and higher resource efficiency Relatively rapid technology development High level of awareness regarding environmental degradation Renewables becoming more attractive Yield-enhancing technologies for land Investments in education High-ambition climate agreement Unmitigated emissions are relatively high Little progress in reducing resource intensity and fossil fuel dependency Low investment in technology development Little progress in addressing local environmental concerns Investments in human capital are low and inequality is high. Lack of cooperation and effective leadership Little international cooperation, and international trade is restricted Low-ambition climate agreement Possible policy responses to Paris agreement
  15. 15. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 15 Knowledge Management and Networks •Broad definition of Knowledge Management: online, offline, text, multimedia, broadcast, bespoke communications all figure •Demand-led: guided by country and stakeholder engagement • Smart: recognising complexity of change processes • Collaborative: building on what’s there, not duplicating • Results-focused learning: listening, reflecting, adapting
  16. 16. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 16 Sustainable Urban Tourism through Low Carbon Initiatives Hue, Vietnam Addressing Heat Health Vulnerability in Rapidly Urbanising Regions of Western India Ahmedabad, India Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into City Planning Cartagena, Colombia Operationalising Climate Science: an Exchange Between Climate Scientists and Policy Makers Africa Stories of change
  17. 17. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 17 Creating a variety of materials: • Guides, policy briefs, videos etc Making materials accessible: • easy to read – whoever they are for • colourful and inviting Organising materials well: • easy to find - improved search functionality on website • intuitive navigation Communications strategy: the ‘pull factor’
  18. 18. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 18 Going where the audience is: • online comms: digital press office function • developing partnerships with other knowledge portals • using partner facilities, networks (eg CKB, LEDS GP) • seeking a legacy in university networks Communications strategy: the ‘push factor’
  19. 19. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 19 • Thought leadership and sharing learning on our experiences, synthesising knowledge •Convening partners regionally and globally to share their experiences and make connections • Giving a platform for the voices of developing country decision-makers Events – the ‘enabling’ factor
  20. 20. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 20 •Encouraging collaboration through Climate Knowledge Brokers’ Group (100+members) •Joint products like the Knowledge Navigator widget (right) and ‘climate compatible development’ online thesaurus and tagging system to link content of related websites •Launch of CKB ‘Manifesto’ with principles for collaboration Making links among online climate and development ‘knowledge brokers’
  21. 21. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 21 • Peru’s national climate change mitigation plan • Objective to provide robust data for decision making and building consensus on strategies to transition to low carbon, climate-resilient economy • Involving 100 national and regional researchers, modellers, private sector, communications experts and others • Carefully constructed governance and participatory process that facilitated interaction between a team of experts with representatives of the public and private sector.
  22. 22. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 22 PlanCC Methodology • Based on a cross-ministerial and participatory approach setting the foundations for a real impact on sustainable development decision-making at the national level. • The multiple structure allowed for the review of a large array of data and analysis that were used to generate different future scenarios for Peru’s climate compatible development.
  23. 23. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 23 PlanCC Results inform INDC • A set of mitigation scenarios up to 2021 and 2050. • Positive and negative effects of mitigation measures on GDP, productivity, employment and competitiveness (including exports), distribution of income, reduction of poverty, health and the environment. • 73 sector mitigation options; 11 included in INDC • High level political engagement (Ministry of Economy and Finance) • INDC presented at UNGA – 30% emissions reduction • Critical mix of analysis, stakeholder engagement, political leadership and communications
  24. 24. Climate and Development Knowledge Network | www.cdkn.org 24 •Focus on the development deficit and integrate climate action into development/SDG planning and delivery •Integrate knowledge management and networking in all programmes and projects; resource it generously •Refine and strengthen message through a systematic learning process; match communication with audience and context •Build ownership and governance of knowledge building processes throughout •Finally, don’t forget the finance! – international and domestic; public and private Lessons from applied policy research and practice
  25. 25. This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. However, the views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of or endorsed by DFID, which can accept no responsibility for such views or information or for any reliance placed on them. This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network’s members, the UK Department for International Development (‘DFID’), their advisors and the authors and distributors of this publication do not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it. Copyright © 2010, Climate and Development Knowledge Network. All rights reserved. www.cdkn.org

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