The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru leaves us wondering if global ambition to tackle climate change will ever be high enough to avoid many of the catastrophic impacts of a changing climate. If the UNFCCC is to deliver this, then 2015 will need to be an exceptionally productive year. CDKN’s Sam Bickersteth, Kiran Sura and Chris Webb report.
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Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive of CDKN, was closely engaged in UNFCCC discussions on agriculture at the Cancun Conference of the Parties (CoP16) of the UNFCCC and served previously as the Chair of the Global Donor Platform on Rural Development. Here, he reports on the history and future of agriculture in the UNFCCC, and highlights some of the key substantive issues in the debate. [more...]
A coalition of organisations has teamed up with the Ahmedabad city government in Gujarat, India, to launch a heat health action plan, with the support of CDKN. Meredith Connolly of NRDC reports. [more...]
Here we present the Executive Summary of a CDKN workshop on climate finance in East Africa at the Friendship Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over 25-26 March 2013. [more...]
CDKN and the Aldersgate Group recently hosted an event to explore the role of business partnerships to deliver climate compatible development and to look at whether a shift from aid to trade could be an effective means to meet both climate and poverty reduction needs. [more...]
As a follow-up to yesterday’s report from Ethiopia on climate-compatible development, Louise Brown, Research Analyst with the World Resources Institute, relates her experiences at CDKN’s workshop on climate finance in East Africa [more...]