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CDKN has interviewed leading African scientists and climate change adaptation practitioners, to identify local solutions that can be learnt from and scaled up, to accelerate adaptation and contribute to a more climate-resilient future. [more...]

This third NDC-highlights newsletter features articles on the agricultural sector’s contributions towards the success of Ethiopia’s NDC. [more...]

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INSIDE STORY: Harnessing market mechanisms to promote sustainable development - Lessons from China

From an initial slow start, China grew to dominate the market for carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism. This CDKN 'Inside Story' explores China's lessons from the experience, and how China is likely to apply these lessons to a future domestic scheme. [more]…

INSIDE STORY: How China built the world’s largest wind power market

The story of the Chinese wind power industry is remarkable. From a small number of demonstration projects at the beginning of the century, the Chinese wind power market has grown to become the world’s largest. [more]…

In conversation with... Edith Ni, Director of Green Earth Volunteers

Geoff Barnard of Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) speaks with Edith Ni, Director of Green Earth Volunteers, a China based NGO of journalists that advocate for environmental protection and civil society. [more]…

REPORT: Regional implications of the AGF recommendations: Asia - Précis

The United Nations Secretary’s High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Finance recently reported on ways to raise US$100 billion per year for climate change investment in developing countries by 2020. This summary highlights the report’s key implications for Asia. [more]…

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Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation: Trade-offs and governance

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.

An environment for wellbeing: Pathways out of poverty

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.