Twitter chat: CBA14 – from local solutions to global action

Join IIED and Practical Action for a Twitter chat on 8 September to discuss how to scale up local climate action. The Twitter chat will use the hashtag #CBA14.

News, 26 August 2020
The CBA14 logo with a photograph of a person planting rice.

Use the hashtag #CBA14 to join our Twitter chat about community-based adaptation

We are inviting the global development community to participate in a Twitter chat about driving community-based adaptation (CBA) forward. The online conversation will cover topics related to the CBA conference themes: climate finance, adaptation technology, responsive policy, nature-based solutions and youth inclusion.

CBA14 is the only conference that focuses on community-based adaptation, putting the people most vulnerable to climate change at the centre of the conversation. This year, this key event in the climate adaptation calendar will take place online, with an innovative programme focused on learning, networking and creative dialogue.

This Twitter discussion will take place two weeks before the start of the CBA14 online event. CBA14 is funded by the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, Irish Aid and IIED, and organised with co-hosts CARE, the Global Resilience Partnership and Practical Action, in collaboration with the contributing partners BRAC, the Huairou Commission, Green Africa Youth, IUCN NL, Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility, African Centre for Trade and Development and Slum Dwellers International.

The Twitter chat will be hosted by Practical Action and will use the hashtag #CBA14.

Share, comment and get involved

To join the Twitter chat, follow #CBA14 from 11am BST on Tuesday, 8 September.

Twitter chats are designed to stimulate international dialogue and debate around important issues.

Chat questions

To kickstart the conversation, Practical Action will tweet out a series of key questions and invite responses. The questions will be tweeted from Practical Action’s Twitter account, @PracticalAction.

The questions will be:

  • What strategies are needed to scale up climate finance so that it reaches a much broader range of vulnerable people, while still being inclusive? 
  • How can we link technology with national adaptation policy and financing plans?
  • What is the role of social movements in ensuring national policies are ambitious enough to mee the Paris Agreement? 
  • How can nature-based solutions be made to work for people, nature and climate? 
  • What is the key to ensuring young people can fully participate in shaping and delivering local climate adaptation? 

New to Twitter chats?

For people who are not familiar with Twitter chats, IIED has published a Twitter chat best practices guide (PDF). You can also read a blog on how IIED tries to get the most out of targeted online discussions.

About CBA14

CBA14 will take place online from 21-25 September 2020, and will focus on delivering dialogue and evidence to inform policy and action – from the local to the global scale.

Read more about the programme and find out how you can participate.