Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more...]
An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region. The research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. [more...]
OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report – What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?
Maria Jose Pacha, CDKN's Knowledge Manager for Latin America, says that the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5°C of global warming implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America - which takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once. [more...]
The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more...]
The city of Quito is a good example of how climate vulnerability information can feed into the policy cycle and be translated into meaningful actions on the ground. Now translated from its Spanish original, you can read this 'Inside Story on climate compatible development' in English. [more]…
The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) and CDKN present their joint initiative: the Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project, a three-year project to build capacity for measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of carbon stocks in agriculture, forest and other land use in 21 tropical and subtropical forest countries. [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.
Dr Esteve Corbera (CCMCC researcher) discusses this statement in the context of the impacts REDD+ has had on developing countries at the policy and social levels.
The Mobilising Investment (MI) project for NDC implementation is a 3-year project focused on interventions within seven target countries: Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam, supported by the German government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI). [more...]
The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) facilitates peer learning, technical cooperation and information exchange to support the formation and implementation of low emission development strategies. [more...]
This action research project aims to identify and promote innovative solutions for climate compatible development in small and medium sized cities that are experiencing rapid growth – in order to ultimately improve the lives of the people who are most affected by climate change. [more...]
PROJECT: Strengthening climate change communication towards COP20 – bringing together science, policy and journalism
The project offered a regional training workshop to journalists alongside other activities, including a regional webinar and a journalism fund to promote articles and/or investigation about climate change and development issues, linked to the importance of COP20. [more...]