Anuradha Adhikari of ICLEI South Asia describes how the pilot installation of ‘reverse vending machines’ for plastic in a South Indian city is providing multiple environmental and community benefits. [more...]
The theme of this year’s Asia LEDS Partnership Forum is ‘Advancing NDCs and strengthening long term strategies’ and registration is open now for the event that runs virtually from 23 August through 9 September 2021. [more...]
Tikender Singh Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, in India's Himachal Pradesh state, reflects on sobering lessons from the pandemic about the weaknesses of India's cities, but also on how they can build back better and more sustainably from it. [more...]
City-dwellers in India have suffered from the Covid-19 as they deal with other multiple shocks and stresses. This takes a toll on families’ resilience - not least, that of young children. Avantika Arjuna of ICLEI South Asia describes how the lives of young children in cities have changed in the past year – and what could change for the better. [more...]
Since 2018, a second phase of CDKN called the ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has focused on growing our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Read some of the highlights from the past three years’ work. [more]…
This working paper shares the experiences and challenges climate practitioners in the global South have faced in transitioning to working online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights some lessons learned for organising inclusive and effective engagements - at the international, national and sub-national levels. [more]…
Resources from our partners
When a crisis hits, community organisations can draw upon six social dimensions of resilience. This brief highlights learnings from how communities in the Global South responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This brief is based on the analysis of water policies, as well as the narratives of men and women involved in drinking water management practices.
CDKN has been working with FCFA and the Wikimedia Foundation to enhance the quality and accessibility of climate change information on the world's largest online encyclopaedia. [more...]
This project aims to establish and build an understanding of the crucial role of peri-urban ecosystems and mainstream ecosystem-resilience into capacity development programmes. [more...]
This project seeks to contribute to climate adaptive and inclusive water governance by encouraging evidence-informed decision-making at local, provincial and federal levels of government. [more...]
This project aims to mainstream Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices into provincial and local government policies and planning. [more...]