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NEWS: Updated Green Climate Fund proposal toolkit, now available

The latest Green Climate Fund (GCF) Proposal Toolkit 2020 integrates the latest GCF policy changes and funding proposal template v2.0 in order to provide the most recent guidance to project proponents, accredited entities and national designated authorities. [more]…

FEATURE: Providing land access for climate-resilient infrastructure - India’s experience

The scarcity of land for development, and resulting high cost of land, is a challenge for developing new, climate-resilient infrastructure in India. Several local government bodies have trialled innovative schemes to work around this, but their successes are - as yet - insufficiently known and replicated. [more]…

FEATURE: Fiji - Community voices highlight lessons and opportunities for resilience

As COVID-19 intensified globally from February-May 2020, the government of Fiji enforced lockdown. Despite relatively few cases, communities such as the Nanuku settlements in Vatuwaqa, Suva felt the impact of the crisis. Jioje Fesaitu reports. [more]…

OPINION: Black Lives Matter - the link between climate change and racial justice

Adelle Thomas and Rueanna Haynes lay out the evidence for how racial inequality has led to people of colour’s suffering the worst effects of environmental pollution and climate change. The Black Lives Matter movement and climate change have everything to do with each other. [more]…

FEATURE: Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis

Mama Jobe Jeng is a farmer in The Gambia’s west coast region and member of the local organisation Tresor Women Warrior. She recounts how belonging to the group has strengthened her ability to cope with COVID-19 and argues that the government should support women’s groups with resources and information in order to shore up community resilience more widely. Hbibatou Drammeh and Ebrima S F. Bah report. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change and conflict – understanding and acting on the connections

ODI and Practical Action Consulting found that it is hard to draw any firm conclusions about the links among climate change, conflict and fragility; however, development agencies can take clear, constructive steps to promote more stable, peaceful societies and a healthier environment [more]…

FEATURE: Bangladeshi farmers respond to COVID-19 with innovation

The COVID-19 outbreak has affect the supply chains of farm businesses in Bangladesh, but small enterprise Prakritik Krishi Biponon Kendra has quickly adapted. Zakir Hossain reports. This is the second in a series of stories from 'Voices from the Frontline' by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

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VIDEO: Kenya’s perfect storm of Covid-19, floods and locusts swarms: What does it mean for food security?

The East African region is currently facing multiple threats of locust swarms, flooding and Covid-19 that are affecting the livelihoods and food security of millions of people. CDKN spoke to James Kuria of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to find out more. [more]…

FEATURE: Promoting more inclusive, less carbon-intensive meetings

Lucia Scodanibbio of CDKN investigates a particular model of virtual meeting that can involve more participants than usual – as well as saving on travel emissions. [more]…

VIDEO: Lockdown, slum style - an interview with Sheela Patel of Slum Dwellers International

Sheela Patel of Slum Dwellers International answers key questions surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements and gives us a closer look at the reality of the slums in India. This is the first in a series of 'Stories from the frontline' from ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

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