Climate Knowledge Brokers Group at COP20 Lima

31-10-2014, Vienna, Austria

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group will hold 2 events during COP20: Official Side Event and Latin America workshop. CKB will also take part in the Development and Climate Days organized by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

1 December - Official COP20 Side Event “Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action”  

Relevant, timely and credible knowledge is critical to addressing climate change. The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group will report on new collaborative ways for managing data and information, sourced from different silos to create knowledge, insight and understanding. Includes hands-on case studies.

The format of the side event will be a panel discussion with short, integrated talks about CKB-related initiatives by the panelists. Geoff Barndard, Chair of the CKB Steering group, will moderate the panel discussion.

5 December - CKB Latin America Workshop 2014

The overall objective of the Workshop is to initiate and foster collaborative links between climate knowledge brokers from the Latin American region. The aim of the CKB group is to improve access to reliable information and robust methods for those working in climate change and development, specifically supporting regionally focused initiatives to enable them to enhance their ability to share lessons and experience.


7 December - Development and Climate Days 2014 Zero poverty. Zero emissions. Within a generation

CKB will be part of a two day event (6-7 December) organized by CDKN, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center, the International Institute for Environment and Development, the Overseas Development Institute.

Session 7 on the second day will feature representatives of the CKB group:

  • Part 1 - Interview style session: How are organizations learning about the integration of climate change into development planning and programming?

Organizations will be invited to share their approaches to learning about the integration of achieving zero poverty with zero net emissions.

  • Part 2 - Harnessing effective knowledge management to achieve zero-zero

In order to achieve low carbon, climate resilient development, we need to act quickly in an inclusive and accountable way for affected people. Effective knowledge sharing will be key to achieving this. In this interactive round table session, participants will learn about:

  • The importance of identifying knowledge user demand
  • Sharing information effectively across multiple audiences
  • Innovative and successful initiatives currently in place to achieve this such as the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group and the Climate and Business Development Network.

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