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WORKING PAPER: Beyond COP 21 - What did Asian countries pledge in the Paris Agreement? 

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]…

REPORT: Integrating urban agriculture and forestry into climate change action plans

For cities to be sustainable, they need to simultaneously mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions and ensure adequate access to basic urban services such as water, food and energy to their growing populations. A new report from CDKN and RUAF Foundation looks at the cases of Sri Lanka and Argentina where urban adaptation plans have achieved numerous benefits. [more]…

REPORT: Surface temperature variations in the Kesbewa Urban Council Area, Sri Lanka

This paper, Surface Temperature Variations in the Kesbewa Urban Council area, Sri Lanka, looks at the spatial pattern of surface temperature in the KUC area, and the demographic factors and surface temperature in the Kesbewa Urban Council area of Sri Lanka. [more]…

INSIDE STORY: Integrating urban agriculture and forestry into climate change action plans: Lessons from Sri Lanka

This CDKN Inside Story illustrates how Sri Lanka's Western Province is promoting urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry as a strategy to reduce vulnerability to climate change, while enhancing urban liveability and livelihoods. [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]…

CDKN Partner Resources

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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.