Climate Eval 2014: Jyotsna Puri, 3ie

Climate Eval 2014: Jyotsna Puri, 3ie

Better evaluation measures are important to work out if climate policies are boosting development prospects as well as protecting the environment, says Jyotsna Puri, director of 3ie.

‘What has been ignored for a long time is to identify whether policies need to trade off with development and the environment,” she says. “One of the things we are hoping is to advocate for the use of rigorous methods to identify and measure the extent and magnitude of these trade-offs.”

About the conference:

Second International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development

Washington, November 4-6, 2014

The conference brings together evaluation professionals, academics, policymakers and other stakeholders from developed and developing countries with the purpose of fostering the exchange of ideas and methods to evaluate climate change and sustainable development.

The conference is a follow-up to the first international conference which was held in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2008. Over 200 attendees participated in that conference which resulted in creation of the Climate-Eval community of practice, and the publication of the authoritative book, ”Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, that was the first one focusing on the topic.