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OUTLOOK: Edition five, November 2012

CDKN’s quarterly newsletter ‘Climate and Development Outlook’ provides information on CDKN’s projects and shows the work that’s underway to deliver climate compatible developmentClimate compatible development is development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by transitions to a low emissions, resilient future. Charting a path towards climate compatible development will be a major ... in countries around the world.

The stories provide practical examples of where climate change considerations are being integrated into national policy.  In this edition Stephen King’uyu of the Government of Kenya shares his optimism—and some of the challenges— for making Kenya’s economy more climate compatible.  We report on a new Innovation Fund project which enables scientists to learn more about what kind of weatherWeather refers to the state of the atmosphere with regard to temperature, cloudiness, rainfall, wind, and other meteorological conditions. (UKCIP) information farming communities want—and helps agriculturists in disaster-prone districts to better understand how to apply the range of scientific information available.   Plus, CITYBLUES++ explore how the capital of Lao PDR can become a modern, vibrant and green city, where drainageDrainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies. networks are an integrated part of its climate compatible development?