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FEATURE: Building climate resilience is integral to continued prosperity in the Caribbean

The escalating cost of climate change to the Caribbean region makes a compelling argument for taking early action for adapting to climate change. An analysis of ten years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic and social development, including agriculture and tourism, are especially vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. Well-targeted measures to adapt will be essential.
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FEATURE: Planning a successful knowledge platform – A 9-Point checklist

The internet is an essential tool for climate knowledge brokers. CDKN’s Geoff Barnard shares his ‘top tips’ for climate knowledge brokers who want to start or simply maintain a web platform of their own.
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NEWS: New book – Citizen participation in climate compatible development planning

Citizens have knowledge and access to resources that enable them to develop a sustainable vision for their community. This is one of the findings from a CDKN-funded project in Maputo, Mozambique. Vanesa Castán Broto, one of the project leads, talks about the newly published practitioners’ handbook that looks at ways to engage with communities for climate compatible development.
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UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015: INDCs signal unprecedented momentum but greater future action needed

Released today, the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 finds that Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCS) signal unprecedented momentum for climate agreement in Paris, but achieving 2 degree objective contingent upon enhanced ambition in future years. INDCs projected to reduce emissions in 2030 by up to 6 gigatonnes but additional 12 gigatonnes required to close gap.
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NEWS: Uganda pledges towards a global climate agreement in Paris

As the climate negotiations in Paris quickly approach, Alain Lafontaine, President of Baastel looks at Uganda’s INDC and the impact this may have on the country’s future.
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