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NEWS: Knowledge for transformative action towards a resilient future

On 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). Corina Angheloiu from the Global Resilience Partnership reports. [more]…

NEWS: COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action recommendations for capacity building

The COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action is a framework initiated by the UK COP26 Presidency to discuss challenges and propose solutions for capacity building in support of the Paris Agreement. Here is how CDKN contributed to the COP26 Catalyst - and where you can read the recommendations presented in Glasgow. [more]…

FEATURE: Can locally-led anticipatory action address climate impacts at scale?

There is considerable potential for more locally-led anticipatory action to prepare people for extreme weather and climate events and avoid loss and damage - reports Myriam Castaneda Solares of the START International network, from a COP26 Resilience Hub event.  [more]…

FEATURE: The benefits of a gender audit of climate action - Lessons from Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia has benefitted from undertaking a 'gender audit' of its climate-smart development activities. Medhin Fissha, the former Gender and Social Safeguards Officer of Ethiopia's Climate Resilience Green Economy (CRGE) Facility explains how. [more]…

FEATURE: 'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread' - Gutteres

Huge work remains, following COP26, to provide the climate finance needed for a rapid transition to a net zero emissions, climate-resilient future, including much-needed loss and damage finance; and to shift global emissions onto a pathway to a 1.5°C world. Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Creating resilient cities amidst climate change, informality and migration

The Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities is studying informal neighbourhoods, economies, health and climate change in cities. A panel discussion with Michael Keith, Kazem Rahimi, Tim Schwanen and Susan Parnell discussed climate challenges and the urgent actions that academics, policy-makers and the global community can take. [more]…

FEATURE: Launching today at COP26 - InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-Smart Solutions

Tuga Alaskary from InsuResilience Global Partnership shares a bold new initiative to drive gender-smart approaches in insurance and risk finance for climate disasters, launching on Gender Day at COP26, 9 November.  [more]…

REPORT: Voices from the Frontline of Covid-19

The CDKN and ICCCAD team has woven together the ‘Voices from the Frontline’ stories into a colourful synthesis publication: Voices from the Frontline of Covid-19: What can we learn about achieving the SDGs at community level? [more]…

FEATURE: What’s in the pipeline for resilience? A perspective from a young water industry professional

Craig Hopkinson, Sustainability Manager for Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA), reflects on his role as a young person helping to deliver one of the largest infrastructure projects currently taking place in the United Kingdom.  [more]…

FEATURE: Scalable approaches to moving rural families beyond resilience in developing countries

Michael Carter – Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience – shares examples from Mali, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Tanzania where risk management tools are helping rural families not only withstand shocks, but move towards greater prosperity.  [more]…

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