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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.

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FEATURE: How a development agency can spearhead green growth at subnational level

GreenCape has been highly successful in supporting the establishment of the renewable energy sector in the Western Cape of South Africa and has extended support to other sectors in the green economy. A new case study from the Low Emission Development Strategy Global Partnership (LEDS GP) outlines why the GreenCape model is successful and the key lessons learned from its approach. [more...]

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INSIDE STORY: Opportunities for climate compatible coastal tourism – Lessons from Belize

Coastal tourism is an engine for Belize's economy, but faces grave threats from climate change. A CDKN-supported project used visual techniques including an interactive map to raise these stakeholders’ awareness of climate vulnerability and to deliberate solutions to the problem. This new 'Inside Story' tells how the team did it - and celebrates the achievement of policy results. [more...]

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ESSENTIAL: Sustainable land use in Quito to safeguard vulnerable communities from floods, droughts and fires

Low income communities in the hills surrounding Quito, Ecuador live under constant threat from landslides, droughts and wildfires; climate change makes the situation worse. A CDKN project with the Municipal Government of Quito and Ecopar Corporation made the case for restoring local ecosystems to protect communities - as this "Essential" briefing describes. [more...]