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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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WORKING PAPER:  Climate compatible development in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ - Lessons from Rwanda

In the last decade, Rwanda has emerged as a leader in Africa for its efforts to integrate climate resilience and green growth into development planning and finance. A new working paper by CDKN charts some of the steps the Government of Rwanda has taken to become a leader in this area. [more]…

POLICY BRIEF: Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Rwanda (FCFA)

Climate change and extreme weather are already taking a toll on Rwanda. The country suffers floods and landslides, and variable rainfall affects farming, causing soil erosion and droughts. Scientists predict future climate change that could make these problems worse. How should decision-makers respond? A new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme and CDKN explores some options. [more]…

OUTLOOK: Rwanda Special Edition

CDKN's Climate and Development Outlook focuses on Rwanda's pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy, as the Government of Rwanda reviews the first round of applications to its Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA). [more]…

OUTLOOK: Edition four, August 2012

In this edition of CDKN's quarterly Outlook newsletter, we highlight climate compatible development in Rwanda, Pakistan, Chile, Uganda and the Marshall Islands. [more]…

Interview with CDKN's CEO, Sam Bickersteth

Watch CDKN's Chief Executive, Sam Bickersteth, being interviewed by Climate Change TV, on CDKN's mission and strategy. He introduces CDKN and gives case studies from the Punjab and Rwanda to show how we work and what we hope to achieve. [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.

A guide to selecting ecosystem service models for decision-making

Many national policies and international agreements include goals to protect ecosystem services. This guidebook helps readers to assess how ecosystem service models could support policy-making in their countries and is based on practical experiences in sub-Saharan Africa.