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...]
POLICY BRIEF: Framework for effectiveness and resilience of small and medium-scale irrigation systems in Nepal
A CDKN project helped the Government of Nepal to assess how irrigation will be affected by climate change - and to come up with recommendations to improve irrigation practices and make them more climate-resilient. [more]…
The hydroelectricity sector in Nepal will be affected by climate change. This study identifies areas where adaptation will be important in the coming years, using a climate risk assessment (CRA) methodology based on a bottom-up decision-scaling approach. [more]…
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]…
The Caribbean Water Sector Sourcebook has been developed to support implementation of the Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change and Implementation Plan. [more]…
Specialist climate finance is becoming increasingly important in the Caribbean. The water sector is in a prime position to benefit from a number of global climate funds available to support countries in their efforts to increase climate resilience. [more]…
CDKN Partner Resources
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.
Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.
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
Expecting local participation in decentralised water management without providing support can actually make it more challenging for vulnerable communities to access water. Lessons from ASSAR's work in north-central Namibia.
Sometimes, adaptation interventions can lead to unintended consequences. In Tamil Nadu, India, subsidies for borehole digging led to short-term improvements. But in the long-term, groundwater levels dropped, small farmers went into debt, and household wellbeing declined.