Major Climate Change Evaluation Conference Announced for 2014 to Include Natural Resources Management

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Washington D.C -- An international conference to tackle key methodological, conceptual, and definitional challenges linked to evaluating climate change has been scheduled for 2014 and will include natural resources management (NRM).

“What we have seen is that climate change is increasingly a cross-cutting issue throughout natural resources management and development in general. We know the poor will most likely suffer the most from climate change and as evaluators we need to look at the impact of climate change on natural resources management and development issues and discuss our approaches, methods and toolboxes to address these in our evaluations. This will be an essential part of the 2014 conference” says the Director of the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office, Rob D. van den Berg.

The 2014 conference to be held in a city yet to be determined will be a direct follow-up of the first conference on evaluating climate change and development that took place in Alexandria, Egypt in 2008.

In preparation for the conference, a concept note has been conceived by the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO), host of Climate-Eval Community of Practice and lead organizer of the conference.

This draft is a collection of the preliminary ideas and thoughts of what the conference should tackle, what format it should take and other basic details from the perspective of the GEFEO.

But because we would like this to be an inclusive and consultative process, we cherish your suggestions on the following questions:

  • What specific climate change and natural resources management evaluation issues would you like the conference to tackle?
  • What concrete capacity building needs should be addressed?
  • Any suggestions on potential partners?
  • Overall, what are your thoughts and ideas on the agenda?

We welcome your suggestions at climate-eval@climate-eval.org or right here on this article.

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