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Joint initiative: Climate Change Task Force (CCTF)

NEW: Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation Researchers’ Day

The Core Group of the Climate Change Task Force has decided to organize the second Climate Change Researcher's Day. A one-day seminar with plenary presentations and discussions followed by sessions comprising of presentations of ongoing research (also PhD) projects on climate change focusing on global challenges and issues for developing countries.

· To present an overview of Danish knowledge within climate change research related to global climate change challenges
· To increase cooperation between climate change researchers from different disciplines including natural, social, health and economic sciences

Date: November 15, 2011
Venue: LIFE, Copenhagen University
Deadline for registration: November 9, 2011

Policy brief: Linking Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Practice

Climate change research is cross-cutting in nature and there are potential synergies in cross-disciplinary research and knowledge sharing. The three Danish Danida supported research networks, Danish Development Research Network (DDRN), Danish Water Forum (DWF), and the Danish Research Network for International Health (ENRECA Health), have established a joint Climate Change Task Force (CCTF) to address issues of common interest, particularly in relation to knowledge management.

Areas of work:

Knowledge integration: Emphasis on the cross-sectoral linkages between water, agriculture, forestry, environment, health, disaster management, economic development, governance and the UN Millennium Development Goals issues in the climate change context.

Knowledge dissemination: Enhancing the availability of knowledge on climate change and development for user groups in a simple and user friendly format.

Knowledge use: Availability and dissemination is not always sufficient to ensure uptake and use of knowledge. The CCTF addresses possible barriers and obstacles for knowledge use and analyses specific needs of researchers, consultants, practitioners and donor representatives (e.g. at embassies) and how to overcome them.

Knowledge transfer: From Danish researchers, consultants, practitioners and others to embassies and collaborating institutions, e.g. through facilitating partnerships among CCTF members to develop joint capacity development activities in partner countries.

Knowledge generation: To provide a forum for CCTF members to discuss and initiate new joint research activities, in accordance with local needs and demand.


For further information, please contact Miriam Feilberg (mfe@dhigroup.com).


Previous CCTF activities:

Climate Change Task Force Meeting: IPCC reports and process, Copenhagen, May 30, 2011.

Policy brief: Linking Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Practice, February 2011

Workshop: Climate Change Adaptation - linking policies and practice, Copenhagen November 22-23, 2010

Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation - Researchers' Day, Copenhagen, October 7, 2010

CCTF meeting: Climate change challenges seen in the perspective of the UN COP process and the new Danida Development Strategy. Discussion of knowledge and issues in relation to: Land and water, health, forestry, and low carbon development, Copenhagen, March 23, 2010

IARU Climate Congress: Session 41 - Adaptation to climate change in Least Developed Countries – challenges, experiences, and ways forward. Copenhagen, March 10-12, 2009

Overview of Danish research competences and research projects - with regard to climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, June 2008



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