Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Development and Climate Days

This year’s Development and Climate Days (‘D&C Days’) – being held as always on the middle weekend of the annual UN climate talks: COP 22 in November in Marrakech – will focus on fulfilling the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement to ensure resilient and equitable development.

The traditional dynamic format will encourage dialogue on linking knowledge, policy and practice; participants will challenge established thinking and generate new ideas (see last year’s Taste the Change session), and experience virtual reality.

  • Register for D&C Days (12&13 November) here
  • Download the concept note here
  • Programme in English and in French
  • Venue: Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech
    Getting there: A 24-hour COP22 shuttle bus service will run between the COP convention centre and official listed hotels, including the D&C Days venue. To see the list of official hotels visit 

Building on the 2015 Zero Poverty, Zero Emissions theme, the 14th annual D&C Days will explore routes to climate justice through low-carbon, climate-resilient economies. 

The sessions will ask how communities, government, civil society and development partners can promote accountable decision-making, and how climate finance can reach the most vulnerable.

And they’ll look at how new approaches to social policy, finance, and ecosystem management can deliver resilient adaptation and social protection for a just approach to tackling climate risk.

Multimedia coverage of the 2015 D&C Days on Saturday and Sunday is available for download on our Flickr site, and news coverage of the event is in our news archive (Page 10). Scriberia artist Jorge Martin’s mural is here.  

The Marrakech D&C Days are a partnership of the Climate Centre, the International Institute for Environment and Development , the International Development Research Centre, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery , the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and We Mean Business.

Contributing partners are the World Resources Institute, Competence Centre Climate Change in Morocco, Action on Climate Today, Partners for Resilience, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extreme and Disasters.