April newsletter: what prospects for the G20 and Rio+20 meetings?
How will climate compatible development play at the G20 and Rio+20 summits?
Preparations for the summits are well under way, but how ambitious are national leaders prepared to be? The G20 should guarantee financial support for ‘green growth’ in the developing world and take that pledge forward to Rio+20, argues Simon Maxwell, Executive Chairman of CDKN, in his opinion piece here.
Mainstreaming Community-based Adaptation (CBA)
Climate change adaptation practitioners shared inspiring stories of success at the International CBA Conference in Vietnam this April. CDKN Chief Executive Sam Bickersteth explores how CBA can scale-up to meet the pace of climate change, and turn small-scale isolated successes into major transformation. Read Sam’s blog here.
CBA conference organiser Saleemul Huq, an advisor for CDKN Asia, argues that vulnerable communities are already leading the way in adapting to climate impacts.
Food security in a changing climate: the evidence
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change has released its report on Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change. CDKN’s Helen Baker blogs on how the findings can be applied in the UNFCCC negotiations.
‘Nexus’ thinking for climate compatible development
‘Nexus’ is the new buzz-word that describes joined up approaches to managing the resources that produce our energy, water and food. CDKN’s Mairi Dupar and Naomi Oates look at how ‘nexus thinking’ applies to climate compatible development here.
Postcards from Planet Under Pressure
CDKN staff report from the biggest global conference on environmental and social development to take place in the run-up to Rio+20. See here for details.
New videos highlight IPCC SREX
CDKN in conversation with Dr Tom Mitchell, Head of Climate Change at the Overseas Development Institute, andProfessor Virginia Murray, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Protection Agency, to discuss the IPCC’s new Special Report on Managing the Risks from Extreme Events and Disasters (SREX).
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