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...]
A Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway, characterised by emerging and exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things. The paper's authors consider if these technologies could help developing countries toward achieving their Paris Agreement climate commitments. [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]…
WORKING PAPER: UK trade policy and climate change - maximising commercial, climate and development outcomes
This working paper assesses the challenges and opportunities between UK trade policy and climate commitments. [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]…
CDKN Partner Resources
Conflict and cooperation are complex concepts and are not two ends of a continuum; they are related and neither can be considered entirely “good” or “bad”. This brief considers the dynamics of conflict and makes recommendations for conflict-sensitive approaches in decision-making and for planning, implementing or developing research programmes.
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.
Dr Parvin Sultana (CCMCC project leader) and Paul Thompson discuss the approach taken with communities in Bangladesh and Nepal in finding pathways to cooperate over the management of natural resources.
This paper draws on development and humanitarian literature, and the lived experiences of 19 researchers and practitioners to discuss the question, should resilience-building programmes be sensitive to social norms when cultural practices might undermine resilience outcomes?
Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.