Reflexiones para lograr la resiliencia climática
¿Cuáles son los desafíos, barreras y oportunidades de las ciudades pequeñas y medianas de la región para ser resilientes al clima?. Esta ha sido la pregunta principal que guió el taller Reflexiones sobre el planeamiento participativo e implementación de acciones para la resiliencia climática que se llevó a cabo en la Ciudad de Panamá los días 6 y 7 de Diciembre de 2017.
3rd May 2017
DOCUMENTO DE TRABAJO: La sociedad civil como catalizadora de agendas climáticas
¿Sólo la voluntad política permitiría la incidencia? ¿Dónde buscar los mejores aliados? ¿Cómo es posible fortalecer las redes climáticas. Estas son algunas de las preguntas que se intentan responder en este documento de trabajo. Esta publicacion es el resultado de una experiencia que impulso CDKN con otros organizaciones regionales para promover avances en las agendas climáticas nacionales e incrementar la capacidad institucional de los países.
Accessing climate finance - Lessons from CDKN
Kamlesham Pillay and Charlotte Ellis discuss two key factors to financing climate-resilient infrastructure: bankability and the private sector. Here they share a presentation they gave at COP22 in Marrakech.
Mainstreaming climate resilient infrastructure
How do we ensure that we are not promoting climate resilient poverty and how do we ensure robust decision-making in planning for and implementing water infrastructure that takes into account climate resilience? These are some of the questions panelists will be discussing at CDKN's official side event at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm.
Shaping the future of African cities — with the people
What needs to be done at the local level to address the immediate needs of service delivery and economic opportunities in African cities and towns? CDKN Africa's Charlotte Scott reports back from the 7th Africities Summit.
13th November 2015
Adaptation action key to Kenya’s INDC
As the international climate negotiations at COP 21 fast approach, Stephen King'uyu, Kenya National Climate Change Action Plan coordinator, looks back at Kenya’s pledge and how adaptation actions will complement the country’s development programme.
African countries will prioritise agriculture for COP21
Kofi Adu Domfeh reports on the importance of agriculture as the meeting point between development, climate change adaptation and mitigation - and explores how agriculture will figure among African governments' contributions to the United Nations climate talks this year.
3rd July 2015
Food waste a contributor to global emissions
Studies have revealed that food waste is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. CDKN supported journalist Patrick Mayoyo finds out why Kenya is home to both a food wastage and shortage.
19th June 2015
Does mitigation matter for Africa?
CDKN Africa’s Webster Whande reflects on whether mitigation is a priority for Africa and the role of the INDC process on the continent.
12th June 2015
CDKN supported journalist wins award
Ghanaian journalist Kofi Adu Domfeh has won the African Press Organisation (APO) Energy Media Award. Kofi is one of five African journalists supported by a CDKN project which seeks to increase coverage of climate change in African media.
An urban Africa
By 2050, Africa’s urban dwellers are projected to have increased from 400 million to 1.2 billion and the majority of this growth is expected to occur in informal settlements. CDKN's Charlotte Scott looks at the numbers and what they mean for urban development in Africa.
5th March 2015
Decarbonisation campaign could make impact in Ghana
The global movement of campaigners for clean energy is growing at a fast pace, but not everyone is hearing the call. Kofi Adu Domfeh, a journalist partaking in the CDKN-supported Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) climate journalism fellowship, reflects on the situation in Ghana.
5th March 2015
New approaches needed to tackle water, sanitation and hygiene
As the population of a country grows, so too do the complications around safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Climate change will cause greater rainfall variability in many parts of Africa, compounding these problems. Adam Harvey, director of Whave Solutions, looks at work being piloted in Uganda to ensure safe and secure water.
Rwanda chooses environment and prosperity
Development need not be at the expense of the environment, says President Paul Kagame of Rwanda during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Watch the full discussion here.
From capacity development to change process
There is a great need to turn capacity building into a change process. Dr Klas Sandström, Programme Manager Senior Water and Environment Specialist at NIRAS International Consulting explains what this means and why effective change management is crucial.
Ethiopia engages with the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Outreach event in Ethiopia provides an opportunity to directly engage with policy makers on the government’s ambitious Climate Resilience Green Economy strategy as well as what the recent AR5 will mean for the country.
Zambia, a country on the move
Blaise Dobson reflects on games played and lessons learnt from a recent workshop in Zambia as part of the Future Climate for Africa scoping phase.
26th May 2014
Africa Water Week
Klas Sandström, from NIRAS, argues that climate resilient development in African will require a greater focus on the strategic level, as Africa Water Week kicks off in Dakar, Senegal.
Modelling the social costs of mitigation policies
Efforts to curb GHG emissions within countries will have ripple effects throughout the economy. Computer models currently under development offer useful tools for policy makers to explore scenarios illustrating the social costs of different mitigation actions.
Pavan Sukhdev habla sobre el concepto de economía verde
Pavan Sukhdev es asesor especial y líder de la iniciativa verde de la UNEP, un proyecto que busca demostrar que la economía verde no detiene el crecimiento, sino que por el contrario lo promueve, reduciendo el desempleo y la pobreza, buscando el desarrollo sostenible mediante el correcto aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales.
5th July 2011
Postcard from Cape Town - mobilising and delivering climate finance in Africa
Lisa McNamara reports from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum in Cape Town on mobilising and delivering climate finance in Africa. Read about some important lessons emerging regarding the effective use of climate finance by developing countries and the critical need for organised engagement around climate investment plans.
21st June 2011
Cancun to Durban via Bonn
IIED's Saleemul Huq reports back from the UNFCCC talks in Bonn, Germany. Read what he has to say about the progress of the talks, and his prediction for the forthcoming CoP17 conference in Durban, South Africa.