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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...]

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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...]


REPORT: Raising the Bar – CDKN in Asia

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is in its sixth year of providing support to decision makers in Asian countries to tackle the threat posed by climate change. To highlight its achievements and ongoing work, CDKN Asia releases ‘Raising the Bar - CDKN in Asia’. [more...]

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