Devex @ COP 26

Conversations around climate action and development often take place in silos, but the two are inherently linked. Extreme climate change will completely transform the global development project.

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties is an essential milestone for global policymaking in the fight against climate change, as well as a timely opportunity for the development community to understand and engage in the process. The bar is high for this year’s COP; finalizing the “Paris rulebook,” landing emission reduction commitments, solving the climate finance challenge, and promoting fair, inclusive climate action on a global scale will require unprecedented collective action between all stakeholders.

How should organizations working toward the Sustainable Development Goals engage in the climate negotiations? What does development look like in the context of climate change, and how do we need to transform the way we work? How can we make the COVID-19 pandemic a turning point — not a missed opportunity — to forge the global cooperation we need to move the needle on climate action?

As the media platform for the global development community, Devex is uniquely positioned to explore these questions. Devex @ COP 26 is a series of conversations over multiple days in November that will:

● Convene disparate communities and identify opportunities for collaboration.
● Shine a spotlight on the intersectional links between climate and a host of crosscutting issues such as health, food systems, migration, finance, and more.
● Unpack the complexity of the climate negotiations, while diving into the implications for the SDGs and the professionals working to achieve them in low- and middle-income countries.

This event will include live captioning as well as French and Spanish interpretation.

Location: Virtual

Dates: November 9, 2021 - November 10, 2021