Climate Compatible Pay + Climate Compatible Development – Make it or Break it!
There has been a lot of talk lately about low carbon development plans, but what is it all about? This meeting had as a basis for implementing this concept the findings of the CDKN tackling challenges of climate change. However, the heart of this challenge lies within implementing this in developing countries that amidst its many problems (poverty reduction, basic services distribution, etc.) is dealing now with climate change as an additional challenge! We need to find a solution to this by scaling up the problem and outwards, but how to build interest in it in a sub-national and national spectrum is still a mystery to many, as it entails classic development challenges using a mediation of indigenous/traditional knowledge as a basis for work and research in a scope to custom it to an area as a work in progress.
Our keynote speakers answered this in a few different ways:Mrs. Dubbeling in Sri Lanka with success appealed to the need of reducing flood risks by promoting agriculture as a way to improve food and monetary rewards to the population, while also reducing the needs of imported resources and ameliorating the situation.Mr.Rodriguez brought out the need to reduce carbon footprints in Latin America by creating assessments on two levels, municipal and city-wide. Flexibility and the rewards of ascension into a global index network through the benefits of capacity building, via a periodical Action Plan to help meet the targets and the agenda of its participants. The biggest ideal for this was to improve water management and also to reduce the necessary resources.
Mr.Suwanprik dealt with this issue by improving the ever growing demand for urban tourism in Thailand, by involving a sustainable spectrum to this element. The success of this project was met due to the interest of the community itself to better the services in order to maintain the resources of generation to come by improving their community through efficient design, but also with the promise interest in the long term benefits of business development.
Dr.Shah’s extreme temperature rise in India made it very accessible for just about anyone to realize that this is an actual and very real problem once the death rate in 2010 came to about 300. This led to a solution of large exposure to prevent further damage whilst the immediate problem is being assessed. Print and social media now warns and gives measures to be taken in such circumstances while research and collaborations play an enormous role behind the scenes.
Mr.Ryan who tackled this issue in Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires received support of these giant cities through elaborate and unanimous support in politics. By appealing to these constitutions, there was seen an unusual change in the level of politization playing a necessary role to bring to light the issue of CCD (climate change development) in electoral prospect as well as the support of voters in order to create change, but also the question: why are we not genuinely interested in this very real concern to begin with?
The conclusion came about through the collaboration of four groups that discovered these main issues to be:We need larger involvement in the governmental sectors, seeing that one person can indeed make a big enough difference to bring upon change.There is a very big importance to the lack of or excess of data in order to create project objects and realistic targets. We need to work on capacity building and peer to peer learning sensitization.And most importantly, is there really a necessity for there to be a disaster in order for us to bring on change or is it worth to invest in preventative transformation while we still have a chance?If this topic has moved you, as much as it should: you should look at what’s happening next for CDKN by going to their website and reading their many Inside Stories projects or signing up for their newsletters which will give you news on their advances on Climate Compatible Development.
Written by Lily Luz
(Social Media Volunteer)