European Development Cooperation and Climate Change EDC2020 Leo Peskett, ODI [email protected] 2 June, 2008 . 2008 – 2020: A critical period for climate change and climate policy processes?.
2 June, 2008
…between 75 million and 250 million people in Africa are projected to be exposed to increased water stress due to climate change (IPCC2007)
…In some countries, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50% by 2020 (IPCC2007)
….Last chance to stabilise temperatures below the critical 2 degrees Celsius threshold?
….2009 – Copenhagen COP15
….European 20/20/20 climate policies
…2012 - Kyoto 2?
….New and deeper climate policies? Biofuels? Carbon markets? Technology transfer?
….increasing impacts of climate change policies on developing countries?
Overall: Investigate synergies and trade-offs between climate change and development policy processes
Initial scoping of thematic areas:
Why these three themes?
Global GHG emissions by sector WRI 2008