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...]
How can governments, international programmes and other stakeholders create an enabling environment for private investment in climate action? In their new paper,Charlotte Ellis and Kamleshan Pillay share key lessons from CDKN’s experience. [more]…
WORKING PAPER: Working across scales - Learning from seven years of climate compatible development in Asia
A new report by John Colvin and Christina McDonagh for CDKN explores the value of stimulating climate compatible development initiatives at multiple levels of governance - drawing on seven years of work by CDKN in India, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan. [more]…
This working paper asks: are climate change-related expenditures starting to appear in national budgets to secure the early implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)? It examines the evidence of resourcing NDC policies and actions in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. [more]…
This flagship book draws from CDKN's experience of supporting climate-compatible development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and provides practical recommendations on how to achieve low-carbon, climate-resilient development in low income and emerging economies. [more]…
This Road Map is the second of a series of three documents prepared by E3–Economía, Ecología y Ética, and METRIX–Finanzas, in association with PwC UK and Climate Bonds Initiative, on the development of a green bond market in Colombia [more]…
CDKN Partner Resources
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Charlotte de Fraiture of the CCMCC 'Investing in Land and Water' project discusses the complexity of conflict and cooperation, how assumptions made around climate financing need to be addressed while conducting research, and how collaboration resulted in learning across and between scales.
The role of multilateral climate funds in supporting resilience and adaptation through insurance initiatives
This BRACED policy brief explores how insurance can support smart decisions around risk reduction and adaptation to support the most vulnerable.