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CDKN Annual Report 2016

CDKN today releases its Annual Report 2016, celebrating more than six years of integrating climate change approaches into development policy and practice. [more...]

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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: 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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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...]

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