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NEWS: COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action recommendations for capacity building

The COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action is a framework initiated by the UK COP26 Presidency to discuss challenges and propose solutions for capacity building in support of the Paris Agreement. Here is how CDKN contributed to the COP26 Catalyst - and where you can read the recommendations presented in Glasgow. [more]…

FEATURE: Can locally-led anticipatory action address climate impacts at scale?

There is considerable potential for more locally-led anticipatory action to prepare people for extreme weather and climate events and avoid loss and damage - reports Myriam Castaneda Solares of the START International network, from a COP26 Resilience Hub event.  [more]…

FEATURE: The benefits of a gender audit of climate action - Lessons from Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia has benefitted from undertaking a 'gender audit' of its climate-smart development activities. Medhin Fissha, the former Gender and Social Safeguards Officer of Ethiopia's Climate Resilience Green Economy (CRGE) Facility explains how. [more]…

FEATURE: 'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread' - Gutteres

Huge work remains, following COP26, to provide the climate finance needed for a rapid transition to a net zero emissions, climate-resilient future, including much-needed loss and damage finance; and to shift global emissions onto a pathway to a 1.5°C world. Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Creating resilient cities amidst climate change, informality and migration

The Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities is studying informal neighbourhoods, economies, health and climate change in cities. A panel discussion with Michael Keith, Kazem Rahimi, Tim Schwanen and Susan Parnell discussed climate challenges and the urgent actions that academics, policy-makers and the global community can take. [more]…

FEATURE: Launching today at COP26 - InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-Smart Solutions

Tuga Alaskary from InsuResilience Global Partnership shares a bold new initiative to drive gender-smart approaches in insurance and risk finance for climate disasters, launching on Gender Day at COP26, 9 November.  [more]…

FEATURE: What’s in the pipeline for resilience? A perspective from a young water industry professional

Craig Hopkinson, Sustainability Manager for Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA), reflects on his role as a young person helping to deliver one of the largest infrastructure projects currently taking place in the United Kingdom.  [more]…

FEATURE: Scalable approaches to moving rural families beyond resilience in developing countries

Michael Carter – Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience – shares examples from Mali, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Tanzania where risk management tools are helping rural families not only withstand shocks, but move towards greater prosperity.  [more]…

FEATURE: Ocean action is climate action – accelerating resilience to secure a sustainable future for coastal communities

Karen Sack from the Ocean Resilience Action Alliance shares examples from around the world where locally-led action is protecting the ocean and nature, and helping communities to adapt and thrive. [more]…

FEATURE: Enhancing affordability and sustainability of climate risk insurance through smart financing

The over 110 members of the InsuResilience Global Partnership are collaborating to scale up affordable and sustainable risk finance and insurance in climate-vulnerable countries, aiming to assist 500 million poor and vulnerable people by 2025. [more]…

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