A new CDKN working paper reviews 18 national climate commitments (INDCs) from countries of South and Southeast Asia and assesses their performance for four themes: mitigation targets; climate finance; disaster risk reduction; and social inclusion, particularly gender concerns. [more]…
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For cities to be sustainable, they need to simultaneously mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions and ensure adequate access to basic urban services such as water, food and energy to their growing populations. A new report from CDKN and RUAF Foundation looks at the cases of Sri Lanka and Argentina where urban adaptation plans have achieved numerous benefits. [more]…
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