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OPINION: Latin America lacks climate ambition - Experts urge a way forward

Fabiola Ortiz, of LatinClima, considers: Is it possible to decarbonise Latin America? What challenges will the region face under a 2ºC increase in temperature? She interviewed José Luis Samaniego of ECLAC and others, for their expert views. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender strategies for climate events - Supporting everyone to be safe and productive

In organising the Global NDC Conference 2019, CDKN, IKI and partners pioneered gender-sensitive and socially-inclusive approaches. Here, we share the principles and strategies. [more]…

FEATURE: Nepali town embraces diverse water supply strategies to spread risk, buffer shocks

The town of Bidur, Nepal demonstrates how small- and large-scale water schemes can complement each other and spread the risks of disruption to water supply. A diversified approach creates resilience to external shocks, whether it's earthquake or climate change. [more]…

OPINION: Environmental disasters widen the gender gap

Climate catastrophes in Latin America and the Caribbean result in a widening of the gender gap and exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of women. Instead of the ‘women and children first’ code of conduct, which reinforces gender stereotypes, women should be empowered to play a central role during environmental disasters - writes Claudia Mazzeo. [more]…

FEATURE: Clean energy school for women is transforming their lives

In Peru’s remote areas, the country's first energy school for women and installation of solar panels are improving quality of life and equipping women to lead change in their communities. Sally Jabiel reports. [more]…

NEWS: To close the 'emissions gap', world must work four times as hard

A new synthesis of the ten United Nations ‘Emissions Gap Reports’ finds that the emissions gap has widened by four times since 2010, and we have far less time to act than we thought, to reach the Paris Agreement objectives. [more]…

NEWS: Adaptation Book reviews landscape of non-state climate action

Climate Chance Observatory has launched its Synthesis Report 2019 on non-state climate action: the ‘Adaptation Book’. This free, open-access book reviews more than 1,000 sources to present the diversity of climate actions implemented by non-state actors worldwide. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate is on the menu in East Africa

Weather and climate information provided by national meteorological services across East Africa can at times be technical and difficult for non-experts to understand. That’s why a partnership across the region has come up with an ingenious solution: Climate Cafés. [more]…

FEATURE: India's grandmothers harvest new social status from climate-smart farming

As they learn techniques to help them get a harvest even in the face of climate pressures, rural women are winning new respect and clout. Training in climate-smart agriculture is empowering women. Roli Srivastava reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Bangladesh's Delta Plan 2100 offers major opportunity for climate compatible development

Millions of livelihoods in Bangladesh’s vast delta region are at risk from climate change impacts this century: the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 aims to tackle these risks head on and turn them into opportunities for the region’s people. Jubaer Rashid of CDKN Asia describes the multi-institutional effort involved to bring the plan to reality. [more]…

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