Key debates in climate, poverty and development
August 29, 2011
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome: Gry Synnevåg, Noragric
10:05 -10:10 Introduction: Siri Eriksen, Noragric
10:00 – 11:05 Theme 1: Development structures and growth
Arild Vatn, Noragric: How do current structures contribute to (or solve) the climate
problem? Do we need new development structures? Zero-growth? Arild Vatn.
Asun StClair, CICERO: Climate change as a global development issue
Debate/discussion. Led by Desmond McNeill, SUM, University of Oslo.
11:05 – 12:00 Theme 2: Marginalisation processes and climate change measures
Gitte Motzfeldt, Development Fund: Potential and constraints to addressing
underlying causes of vulnerability through development programmes
Tor Arve Benjaminsen, Noragric: Land grabbing as a marginalization process
Debate/discussion. Led by Andrei Marin, Noragric
12:00 -13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:05 The potential of climate risk management to strengthen adaptation
Ingrid Nyborg, Noragric: How can humanitarian approaches contribute to
addressing development problems
Erling Kvernvik, Red Cross: Examples of how the Red Cross works to strengthen
resilience at the local level
Debate/discussion. Led by Linda Sygna, University of Oslo
14:05 – 14:20 Tea/coffee break
14:20 – 15:25 Can we change development through climate change measures?
John McNeish, Noragric: No Rights, No REDD: The "social" as a missing ingredient
to a viable plan for the reduction of deforestation
Kirsten Ulsrud, University of Oslo: Local level transformation towards
sustainability: Implementing solar energy supply in a village in Kenya
Sunetro Ghosal, Noragric: How do we foster change through social movements?
Debate/discussion. Led by Lars Kåre Grimsby, Noragric
15:25-15:40 Karen O’Brien, University of Oslo: Comments on the day’s discussions: Do
we need to shift the debate from adaptation to transformation?
15:40 – 16:00 Siri Eriksen: What next? The Norwegian Climate, Poverty and