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OPINION: 2015, the choreography

CDKN’s Executive Chairman Simon Maxwell offers his suggestions for how leaders can choreograph their approaches to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the global climate change agreement, and financing for development. [more...]

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OPINION: How do we measure adaptation?

How do we effectively measure and enhance adaptation? Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, looks at possible alternative answers, all of which will be further discussed at the 9th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation. [more...]

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OPINION: New approaches needed to tackle water, sanitation and hygiene

As the population of a country grows, so too do the complications around safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Climate change will cause greater rainfall variability in many parts of Africa, compounding these problems. Adam Harvey, director of Whave Solutions, looks at work being piloted in Uganda to ensure safe and secure water. [more...]

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EVENT: Gauging the climate before Sendai

As countries around the world gear up to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) Sendai, Japan, many important questions remain on the makeup and coordination of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Listen to expert speakers at this livestreamed event and pose your questions online: Tuesday 3 March, 12:00 (UK time). [more...]