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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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INSIDE STORY: Climate-smart agriculture – Learning from three agro-ecological regions of Nepal

Nepal’s agriculture sector, which accounts for around three-quarters of employment and one-quarter of the country’s gross domestic product, is strongly affected by current climate variability, uncertainty and extremes. The CDKN project 'Scaling-up of climate-smart agriculture in Nepal’ seeks to increase the resilience of farming communities in varying agro-ecosystems, by promoting climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices. This 'Inside Story' assesses challenges, strategies and key enabling factors for scaling out this approach. [more...]


POLICY BRIEF: Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Rwanda (FCFA)

Climate change and extreme weather are already taking a toll on Rwanda. The country suffers floods and landslides, and variable rainfall affects farming, causing soil erosion and droughts. Scientists predict future climate change that could make these problems worse. How should decision-makers respond? A new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme and CDKN explores some options. [more...]