ReCom results meeting: Aid and Our Changing Environment

Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 09:30 to 16:00

Development aid funds have in recent years shifted focus significantly towards climate change; but massive challenges are yet to be overcome in how we allocate and design aid initiatives in an effective manner to effectively address the continuing challenges from climate change.

This ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid results meeting will aim at reporting on the findings related to the question around aid, environment and climate change. 

More information on the event website.

  PART I: Research results – what do we know?
09:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction
  Bo Netz, Sida
Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER
10:10-10:45 The greening of aid
  Michael Tierney, The College of William and Mary
Chris Marcoux, DePauw University
     - Global perspective
Eseza Katerega, Makerere University
     - Case studies in Africa
10:45-11:20 Institutional innovations: what has worked and what could work?
  Yannick Glemarec, UN Multi-Donor Trust Funds
     - Global environment facility
Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Science
     - REDD++
11:20-12:00 Land use: how to cope in the 21st century?
  Ephraim Nkonya, the International Food Policy Research Institute
     - Sustainable land use in Africa
Thomas Hertel, Purdue University
     - Aid, international institutions, and global land use
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-13:10 Achieving environmental goals in developing countries
  Helle Munk Ravnborg, Danish Institute for International Studies
     - Environmental governance and development co-operation
13:10-13:45 African energy futures
  Mafalda Duarte, African Development Bank
Yannick Glemarec, UN Multi-Donor Trust Funds
13:45-14:00 Coffee
  PART II: From research to policy – what could work?
14:00-14:05 Opening words
  Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida
Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER
14:05-14:45 Aid and environment: where are we heading?
  Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER
Channing Arndt, Copenhagen University
     - Research synthesis
Wisdom Akpalu,  State University of New York
     - Discussion
14:45-15:45 Panel discussion
  Stephen Nana Ato Arthur, Member of Parliament, Ghana
Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Christian Friis Bach, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     - Aid and the environment: politics, policies and priorities
15:45-16:00 Closing remarks
  Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida
16:00 Informal reception