This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more...]
How can capacity development best be organised to generate good results? Klas Sandström of Niras looks at a CDKN-supported water project where over 130 professionals increased their capacity in climate resilient planning and a Pan-Africa network in climate adaptation work was established. [more...]
Beatrice Mosello is cautiously optimistic about current work to assist African policy makers integrate water security and climate resilience into development planning. [more...]
Mairi Dupar of CDKN speaks with Laura Williamson, Project Director of HELIO International, who has been working with the governments of Togo and Cameroon to boost the environmental and social sustainability of their energy sectors. [more...]
To implement the Paris climate change agreement at the national level, countries will have to review existing governance frameworks and develop new rules and regulations. This may result in “top-down” [more]…
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REPORT: Reducing Tropical Deforestation and the Protection of Ecosystem Services to Support Food Security in Southwest Cameroon
This paper, Reducing Tropical Deforestation and the Protection of Ecosystem Services to Support Food Security in Southwest Cameroon, carried out an ecological and socio-economic evaluation including a system dynamic model using data collected from 131 subsistence agro-forest systems selected within the support zones of the Korup National Park and Douala-Edea Reserve. [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.