Climate Change & Market Systems
The IPCC 6th Assessment report indicates the impacts of climate change that are already being felt around the Earth. The pace of this change is accelerating, and we must act now to avoid the worst consequences. As development practitioners, we know that these impacts will be felt the greatest by the most vulnerable people. COP26 showed a renewed commitment to 1.5%, with an outpouring of new initiatives and commitments from national governments and business leaders. Climate change advocates are calling for “systems change” as the only way to achieve real, transformational progress. This training session will cover key questions, including: How can climate change considerations be incorporated under the key pillars of market systems development? What is our role as development practitioners to help facilitate these changes in the countries where we work? How can we help market actors incorporate uncertainty related to climate change when planning for future realities in ways that increase resilience, sustainability, and inclusivity? The training will utilize a combination of formal classroom materials, facilitated discussions, and real-world case studies from recognized thought leaders.
(1:00 – 4:30 pm UTC)
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022