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OUTLOOK: Edition two, February 2012

CDKN’s quarterly newsletter ‘Climate and Development Outlook’ highlights CDKN’s projects around the world, featuring stories from our work to support climate compatible development.

In this second edition, covering the last quarter of 2011, we look back at the positive results achieved from CDKN’s support to the Least Developed Country Group of negotiators at UN climate talks in Durban. We announce some of the funding awards we have made for innovative policy research as a result of last year’s CDKN Action Lab. One of the projects to receive CDKN innovation funding, a collaboration among the Senegalese National Meteorological Office, Reading University (UK) and the Humanitarian Futures Programme is already saving lives.

One of CDKN’s thematic work areas is climate-related disaster risk reduction. In this edition of ‘Climate and Development Outlook’, you’ll find news of our collaboration with the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to bring the report ‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,’ also known as the IPCC SREX report, to a broad range of policy-makers.

Stories of CDKN-supported policy change on vulnerability assessment and climate resilience include projects in Cartagena, Colombia and disaster-afflicted communities in Punjab province, Pakistan. Read about how we’re supporting the most climate-vulnerable nations to develop an international programme on climate-related loss and damage, under the Government of Bangladesh’s leadership.

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