Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on similar rainfall patterns for electricity generation—and so will suffer lack of water from droughts at the same time. This is the warning from new research led by Professor Declan Conway. [more...]
CDKN's Tesfaye Hailu reports on the approval of a project to provide a sustainable water supply, which will benefit one million climate-vulnerable Ethiopians. [more...]
We share five lessons on communicating climate risk from our work with local scientists, media, policy-makers and practitioners in India, Kenya and Ethiopia through the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project [more...]
How can a group of scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers work together to help improve decision-making around extreme weather events? Some 40 such participants gathered to find out. Toby Morris reports on the Raising Risk Awareness expert roundtable in Nairobi. [more...]
Solar energy is providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across Ethiopia. A CDKN policy brief investigates how the Government of Ethiopia can achieve its goals to radically scale up solar power. [more]…
A recent CDKN study across the towns of Kombolcha and Mek’ele in Ethiopia, both of which host new industrial parks, investigated whether taking a corridor approach to urban-industrial development can support more sustainable patterns of urban growth. [more]…
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This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level, with examples from Ethiopia and Kenya. It aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities, and incorporate national climate change policies and development plans.
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.