Launching a new partnership for climate change: from Bamako to Barcelona
09 September 2008 | News story
IUCN is launching a new partnership with the DGCS (Italian cooperation), the Foundation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Foundation Nicolas Hulot, ENDA and the Climate Action Network to facilitate North/South dialogues and to build capacities of developing countries to influence the negotiations on climate change. A series of regional seminars are organized, with one that already successful took place in
October 7th, at the World Conservation Congress, Barcelona Spain
Press conference annoucing the launch of the partnership (Main press room, 10:15-11:00)
At a press conference, the Prince Albert II of
Workshop: " From Barcelona to Copenhagen, can we reach an equitable post-2012 agreement on climate change ? Giving a voice to developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America"
The impacts of climate change are already seriously impacting on the environment and therefore societies that depend on natural resources, in particular the poorest and most vulnerable communities. In the face of such challenges, a collective conscience is growing for the need to integrate adaptation in development projects, in the management of ecosystems and in planning for increased access to energy services. In parallel, the political agenda of international negotiations on a post-2012 multilateral agreement is accelerating.The next two years will be crucial for deciding the future of the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Developing countries have an important role to play in the dialogue towards an equitable post-2012 agreement. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a capacity building workshop to address climate change in West and Central Africa, in partnership with Climate Action Network France (CAN), ENDA (Environmental Development Action in the
For more information: http://www.ccee-bamako.org.