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INSIDE STORY: Future Proofing of an Indian City – Lessons from Madurai

Future proofing is an innovative approach to strengthen the 'blue-green infrastructure' of cities to cope with urbanisation and climate change. A new ‘Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development’ from the DHAN Foundation explores how they engaged broad swathes of the community in Madurai, India, to begin future proofing the city. [more...]

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NEWS: Extreme weather found to affect 60% of small businesses in Kigali, Rwanda

There is little knowledge on how small businesses are coping with the impacts of climate change and extreme weather. adelphi and the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research have conducted a survey on how small businesses in Kigali, Rwanda are being affected by recurrent flooding in the region. This snapshot by Christian Kind and Dr. Aime Tsinda highlights the work so far. [more...]

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NEWS: Gorakhpur film in high demand at India launch

“For a safer future: Insights on climate resilience from India” – the new film charting the experiences of Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) to integrate climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction in their flood-prone district – received a rousing reception at its launch in India last week. [more...]

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FEATURE: Quito – a local government at work to achieve climate compatible urban development

Alice Reil, ICLEI European Secretariat, reports from a learning exchange organised by CDKN and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in Quito, Ecuador in late July. The gathering kicked off a new learning endeavour among the organisations and their partners to understand the success factors for delivering and scaling up climate compatible development from the local level. [more...]

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