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FEATURE: The potential of local climate innovation in Latin America

An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change – and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN’s Latin America team reports.
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NEWS: 15 opportunities for private climate investment in South Africa

Blaise Dobson of SouthSouthNorth describes how aligning national priorities, the private sector’s interests and multilateral climate finance frameworks can make investments in climate action a reality. A new study, commissioned by the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, uses this approach to identify 15 opportunities ready for climate investment in South Africa’s transitioning economy.
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FEATURE: Water – how to mobilise enough action on this crux adaptation issue?

Climate finance provides a major opportunity to invest in more resilient water systems. However, climate financiers need a more holistic view of water management than they have demonstrated so far. Partnership with experienced water sector professionals in countries could provide the missing piece of the puzzle.
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FEATURE: Indian infrastructure must be climate-proofed to the core

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN Asia argues that climate resilience must be not just a guiding principle, but the focus of new infrastructure projects in India. Despite increased awareness, planning decisions and infrastructure designs still do not address resilience adequately.
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FEATURE: Livestock at risk in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands

Research by the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project is changing how Kenyan decision-makers think about and approach their support for pastoralist agriculture. Robina Abuya and colleagues explain.
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