To implement the Paris climate change agreement at the national level, countries will have to review existing governance frameworks and develop new rules and regulations. This may result in “top-dow [more...]
Solar energy is providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across Ethiopia. A CDKN policy brief investigates how the Government of Ethiopia can achieve its goals to radically scale up solar power. [more...]
A recent CDKN study across the towns of Kombolcha and Mek’ele in Ethiopia, both of which host new industrial parks, investigated whether taking a corridor approach to urban-industrial development can support more sustainable patterns of urban growth. [more...]
The effectiveness of national energy policy will be decisive for achieving Paris Agreement objectives and the 2030 Agenda. A CDKN Working Paper assesses how Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Peru are aligning these goals. [more...]
The city of Quito is a good example of how climate vulnerability information can feed into the policy cycle and be translated into meaningful actions on the ground. Now translated from its Spanish original, you can read this 'Inside Story on climate compatible development' in English. [more]…
This CDKN Guide presents the story of how an action research initiative in a single city in India has evolved into contagious policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership. [more]…
This IDS Bulletin is a call for increasing engagement between humanitarian aid and adaptation interventions to support deliberate transformation of development pathways. Contributors argue that humanitarian interventions offer opportunities for a common agenda to drive transformational adaptation. [more]…
This policy brief identifies the key causes of Chennai's 2015 extreme rainfall and gives recommendations for building urban resilience in the area. [more]…
This policy brief identifies how climate attribution science can help to mitigate future extreme heat events and address the needs of those most affected. [more]…
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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.
Theatre is a powerful tool for sharing perspectives, breaking down barriers, and fostering co-creation of ideas. This film shows a 'Theatre of the Oppressed' performance, scripted by Oxfam's Daniel Morchain, at the global conference Adaptation Futures 2018.
This policy brief takes a look at the adaptation interventions being promoted in African drylands, where excluded groups – including pastoralists – may lead to conflict and could hinder the effectiveness of such interventions.
When policies are designed from only one perspective, they can result in unintended outcomes. Lessons from ASSAR's work in Mali on the impacts of top-down decision-making for governance of natural resources and agricultural systems.
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.