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...]
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 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]…
This factsheet, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, examines the impacts of the 1 December 2015 flood in Chennai, that killed over 470 people and brought the city to a standstill. [more]…
INSIDE STORY: Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, India (Hindi)
Gorakhpur District is recognised as one of the most flood-prone districts in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. The data over the past 100 years show a considerable increase in the intensity [more]…
CDKN Partner Resources
This paper assesses urbanisation in Bangalore, and India's agricultural policies, and identifies triggers of change in local and regional development that have led to adaptation-constrained spaces.
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.
This paper develops a conceptual model explaining of government action or inaction on planned relocation of vulnerable populations and reports on new data on perceptions of policy-makers and planners on decisions to invest in planned relocation in the Sundarbans of India.
This policy brief provides updates of DECCMA findings relating to climate risk, climate impacts, migration, adaptation and policy recommendations for the Indian Bengal delta
The Indian Bengal Delta: Understanding the Present State of Climate Change, Adaptation and Migration
This policy brief outlines DECCMA findings on the nature of governance structures, climate risk, economy, migration and adaptation in the Indian Bengal delta