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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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POLICY BRIEF: The 2016/2017 drought in Kenya

This policy brief concludes that, from the climate science perspective, results show the 2016-17 drought in Kenya is less severe than the 2010-11 drought in Lamu, while in Marsabit they are comparable. It provides recommendations for decision-makers to link disaster risk management strategies with climate science. [more]…

WORKING PAPER: Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

A new CDKN working paper explores governance of the water-energy-food nexus - drawing on CDKN's experience in Kenya, Indonesia and the Amazon Basin to understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making. [more]…

REPORT: Communicating extreme weather event attribution - Research from India and Kenya

Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.This report presents the most effective identified methods, phrases and tools. [more]…

Science summary: The drought in Kenya, 2016–2017

Kenya is currently suffering from a drought, which has triggered a national emergency as of April 2017. Scientists with the World Weather Attribution (WWA) partnership have conducted a real-time attribution analysis to see whether and to what extent human-induced climate change has played a role in the 2016-2017 drought in Kenya. [more]…

FILM: Attributing extreme weather events (Swahili version)

What if we could better prepare for hazards like flooding and heat waves by understanding the changing risks of extreme weather events? This short film, presented in Swahili, explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future. [more]…

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Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level, with examples from Ethiopia and Kenya. It aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities, and incorporate national climate change policies and development plans.

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.

Mangrove conservation is protecting livelihoods and carbon

In Kenya, local people are conserving their mangroves in exchange for community development projects, in a scheme that is impacting both Kenyan and international policy. Mangroves are highly efficient at capturing carbon, much of which ends up buried below ground and is stored away from the atmosphere.

Impacts of 1.5℃ warming on semi-arid areas

The 1.5°C global warming threshold could be breached as early as the next decade. For semi-arid African countries, a 1.5°C increase in global temperature will have severe local impacts, affecting water, agriculture, health, and other vulnerable sectors.

Recognising the dynamics that surround drought impacts

Effective reduction of drought risk can seldom be achieved as a standalone measure. Findings from ASSAR's work in semi-arid Ethiopia and Kenya show how multiple environmental and societal dynamics shape

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