This discussion paper aimed to stimulate debate on how to achieve Zero Zero – zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions. It was prepared to frame the Development and Climate Days 2014 at COP20 in Lima, Peru.
Risk dialogues and strategising
When climate risks have been assessed for multiple actors and sectors, these need to be coordinated and prioritizations worked out. This requires dialogue and collaboration between multiple sectors and with an important role of decision-makers
After a risk assessment, there is a need for dialogue and strategizing to agree among several involved parties on how to best address the risks, prioritise among them and pool resources to address risks that go across budget lines.
The various risks need to be weighed against each other and different alternative measures compared. This dialogue can as such contribute to long term planning goals linked to risk reduction and sustainable development. These dialogues can also contribute to bridging siloes.
The Netherlands is implementing risk dialogues as a tool in spatial planning. You can read more about it here in English.