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. [more...]
The 'Triangle City Cooperation' project - part of the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative - has not only furnished evidence and solutions to combat climate vulnerability in the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It has also catalysed new forms of tri-border cooperation among the countries, to build their collective climate resilience. [more...]
FEATURE: Balancing climate and development targets through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach: Lessons from Amazonia and Indonesia
Using a 'Water-Energy-Food Nexus' approach can help policy-makers navigate the trade-offs involved in working towards economic growth and sustainable development. Helen Bellfield of the Global Canopy Programme describes how CDKN research applied this approach in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Indonesia. [more...]
Helen Bellfield and David Sabogal of the Global Canopy Programme look at how human needs for water, food and energy create a nexus of demands on natural resources in Amazonia and they draw lessons from the CDKN-backed Amazonia Security Agenda project. [more...]
This policy brief looks at new methods of decoupling the agricultural commodity supply chains from deforestation in Amazonia. [more]…
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This policy brief assesses the Amazonia security agenda and policy coherence in Brazil, Colombia and Peru using a water-energy-food nexus approach. [more]…
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The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
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The dependence of the world’s poorest people on the environment and their contribution to its stewardship are often ‘hidden’ in public debates and decision-making processes. Trade-offs and any potential human costs must be understood and explicitly addressed. An environmental justice approach can help achieve this.