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NEWS: New guide helps cities respond to heatwaves

At the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations last week in New York, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre – with the support of a broader consortium of organisations – launched the Heat Wave Guide for Cities (2019). [more]…

FEATURE: Let's talk climate change - Four tips for communicating about it

Climate change may seem like a complicated topic - but communicating about it doesn't have to be, says CDKN's Mairi Dupar. [more]…

FEATURE: Costa Rica takes the long view on climate action – and bold steps now

Costa Rica’s road to decarbonisation is paved with political vision and painstaking planning – according to Andrea Meza, the country’s Director of Climate Change. [more]…

GUIDE: Communicating climate change - A practitioner's guide

CDKN's Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide is full of tips for communicating climate change effectively, drawn from CDKN’s experience in South Asia and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin [more]…

WEBINAR: Climate services 'co-produced' with users are more effective - Here's how

The Weather and Climate Information Services in East Africa (WISER) programme has released the recording of its June 2019 webinar, which explores the questions: how can meteorological agencies and climate scientists work better with the users of climate information and why does it matter? [more]…

FEATURE: Mobile app tracks Costa Rican coffee’s carbon footprint

A mobile app for Costa Rican coffee farmers is not only helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The app also feeds into Costa Rica’s Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system: part of its national commitment on climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Paul May of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Opportunities for NDC implementation in Colombia’s new National Development Plan

Colombia has not only set emissions reductions targets for 2030. It has also set an intermediate carbon budget for the National Development Plan period to 2022, which aims to ensure the country is on a pathway to achieve its 2030 goals, says Estefania Ardila Robles. [more]…

FEATURE: Brazil’s local governments strengthen climate commitments

Brazil’s national government is unconcerned with climate change, but cities and subnational regions are stepping up their climate commitments, says Camila Chabar, Climate Change Coordinator at ICLEI South America. [more]…

FEATURE: Colombia’s climate challenge: to jump-start city action

Colombia has a robust national commitment to tackling climate mitigation and adaptation – writes Carolina Mesa of ICLEI Colombia. But the country’s challenge and opportunity is to encourage cities and subnational areas to develop activities to meet national goals. A few promising initiatives are leading the way. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender, indigenous peoples and poverty in Latin American NDCs

Gender, poverty and indigenous peoples are key pillars of the Paris Agreement. So, how far advanced are Latin American countries in integrating these dimensions? Paz González and Yanina Nemirovsky provide a brief overview. [more]…

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