Briefing note

Fostering the Development and Diffusion of Technologies for Climate Change: Lessons from the CGIAR Model

In negotiations leading to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen, negotiators and other stakeholders, are examining international partnerships in the area of joint research and development (R&D) to draw lessons for fostering the development and diffusion of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Several proposals have been made in this regard. One such proposal that is attracting growing support aims at the establishment of regional technology innovation centres.

Combating Climate Change - Maintaining Momentum

Briefing Note

IEEP has recently been working to support MEPs in understanding climate issues and upcoming priorities. As part of this work IEEP developed a briefing pack examining seven key aspects of the climate agenda, from key issues for the December 2009 UNFCCC Copenhagen conference, to understanding the 2008 package of climate and energy legislation, next steps and implementation. The full pack is available in 10 EU languages.

Reducing Vulnerability, Enhancing Resilience: The Importance of Adaptation Technologies for the post-2012 Climate Agreement


This report aims to raise awareness among Parties to the UNFCCC negotiations for the post 2012 climate change agreement about the importance of adaptation technologies for adaptation to climate change and sustainable poverty reduction, and the role that international cooperation can play in this process (Caritas & CIDSE, May 2009).

For more information: Full Report

CIDSE, Rue Stévin 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Turning Carbon into Gold: How the international community can finance climate change adaptation without breaking the bank

"Recognizing that poor communities in developing countries are the least responsible for climate change but most vulnerable to its impacts, the Bali Action Plan calls for ‘new and additional resources’ and ‘innovative finance mechanisms' to address urgent climate adaptation needs.

Oxfam suggests that new financing mechanisms linked to emissions reduction regimes could be the way forward in the post-2012 climate negotiations and yield the minimum of $50 billion per year necessary for adaptation needs in developing countries.