Development & Climate Days (day one)

More than 250 policymakers, researchers and development practitioners attended the opening day of this year's D&C Days at the climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, which explored four key themes towards building climate resilience for all. Here's what happened:


  1. D&C Days is held each year in the middle weekend of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Amid the formal climate negotiations, D&C Days offers an opportunity for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to meet informally to explore key issues and ideas for future action in dynamic sessions that encourage dialogue.
  2. The day began with an introduction from Imme Scholz, deputy director of the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut fürEntwicklungspolitik (DIE). This was followed by a storytelling session.
  3. The first session saw the event open with some scene-setting, exploring the four themes and how they relate to the plans and the priorities of the UNFCCC.