The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more...]
CDKN has released a set of country and regional snapshots featuring highlights of projects and achievements from Asia over the last quarter. [more...]
In the wake of the catastrophic damage inflicted on cities by Hurricane Sandy and other recent extreme weather events, Ir. Henk de Zeeuw, Senior Advisor, International Network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security (RUAF Foundation) calls for increased urban forestry and agriculture to increase cities’ resilience to climate change. [more...]
On the UN international day for disaster reduction, Dr. Tom Mitchell of ODI reflects on his work to reduce the impact of climate-related disasters on children and young people. [more...]
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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INSIDE STORY: Building resilience to climate change locally - The case of Valenzuela City, Metro Manila
Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’. The confluence of these rivers makes Valenzuela vulnerable to flooding during high tides and also to regular flash floods. Ecosystem-based disaster risk management and climate adaptation approaches are proving successful in helping communities to cope. [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.