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ESSENTIAL: Sustainable land use in Quito to safeguard vulnerable communities from floods, droughts and fires

Low income communities in the hills surrounding Quito, Ecuador live under constant threat from landslides, droughts and wildfires; climate change makes the situation worse. A CDKN project with the Municipal Government of Quito and Ecopar Corporation made the case for restoring local ecosystems to protect communities - as this "Essential" briefing describes. [more...]

floodwaters rage in Uttarakhand

FEATURE: Climate vulnerability assessment – CDKN’s experience in Uttarakhand

Climate vulnerability assessments should be the cornerstone of adaptation action and can play a key role in India's State Action Plans on Climate Change, says CDKN Programme Manager Aditi Paul. Here, she reports how CDKN is supporting the Uttarakhand State Government to do a vulnerability assessment - that can generate action to save lives and livelihoods. [more...]

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Building resilience in Rwanda through business collaboration

Project Reference: RSGL-1301

Out of the estimated 123,000 businesses in Rwanda around 98% are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and around 84% of them are informal. Climate-related hazards impact many of these businesses in rural and urban areas, for example when landslides hot, transport routes are blocked off or when flooding occurs, production processes are disrupted. Support structures for enhancing the resilience of these small and medium sized businesses, are often not within their capacities. [more...]