In preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen in December this year, a seminar entitled: “Countering Climate Change Vulnerability: Obligations and Opportunities in Implementing a post 2012 Agreement” was organized on 10 September 2009 from 2.30 to 6.00 p.m. at the United Nations Headquarters for Permanent Representatives from the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States to the United Nations.
The seminar was organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). The seminar was co‐sponsored by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN‐OHRLLS) and the Permanent Mission of Grenada as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
The objective of the seminar was to provide participants with critical and up to date information on the state of climate negotiations and a deeper understanding of some of the key issues involved. Moreover, the seminar should provide participants with interactive lectures by internationally renowned resource persons and useful background materials, with a particular focus on financing in a new climate change regime and technology transfer for adaptation.