Future proofing is an innovative approach to strengthen the 'blue-green infrastructure' of cities to cope with urbanisation and climate change. A new ‘Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development’ from the DHAN Foundation explores how they engaged broad swathes of the community in Madurai, India, to begin future proofing the city. [more...]
INSIDE STORY: Renewable energy solutions for Punjab’s industrial sector – Evaluating the NAMA approach in Sialkot City, Pakistan
Sialkot, Pakistan is a large manufacturing hub, in need of more energy supplies. CDKN and partners looked at the option of developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to provide renewable energy to the city's industries. Michelle Bosquet and Juan Pablo Osornio explore how businesses and government got involved - and broader lessons from the experience. [more...]
GUIDE: The politics of climate change at the city level – Insights from a comparative study of Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Mexico Ci...
This Guide summarises the findings of a CDKN-supported research project by the Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN, Environment and Natural Resources Foundation), Argentina, into the politics of climate-related decision-making in three Latin American mega-cities: Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Mexico City. [more...]
Nepal’s agriculture sector, which accounts for around three-quarters of employment and one-quarter of the country’s gross domestic product, is strongly affected by current climate variability, uncertainty and extremes. The CDKN project 'Scaling-up of climate-smart agriculture in Nepal’ seeks to increase the resilience of farming communities in varying agro-ecosystems, by promoting climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices. This 'Inside Story' assesses challenges, strategies and key enabling factors for scaling out this approach. [more...]
Climate variability in the Caribbean may cause tropical storms and hurricanes to become more intense in the future; and such storms cause flooding and storm surges that can inundate coastal lowlands, affecting tourism, agriculture and major infrastructure. A CDKN-supported project - Climate Change and Inland Flooding in Jamaica: Risk and Adaptation Measures for Vulnerable Communities - tackled these issues. Now a new 'Inside Story' describes what the team learned from the experience, and how their lessons could inform other areas at risk from increased flooding due to climate change. [more...]