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FEATURE: New streamlined reporting will help local governments step up climate action

ICLEI and CDP have launched a collaboration to simplify the climate reporting process to better support subnational governments to take faster and further action. [more]…

FEATURE: The potential of local climate innovation in Latin America

An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [more]…

NEWS: Global Resilience Partnership launches innovation challenge

The Global Resilience Partnership and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an innovation challenge - designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience in Africa and Asia. [more]…

NEWS: African reporting fellowships available

The Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC) encourages East African journalists to apply for fellowship opportunities to report on the social and political implications of delivering weather and climate services in East Africa. [more]…

NEWS: 15 opportunities for private climate investment in South Africa

Blaise Dobson of SouthSouthNorth describes how aligning national priorities, the private sector’s interests and multilateral climate finance frameworks can make investments in climate action a reality. A new study, commissioned by the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, uses this approach to identify 15 opportunities ready for climate investment in South Africa’s transitioning economy. [more]…

FEATURE: Water - how to mobilise enough action on this crux adaptation issue?

Climate finance provides a major opportunity to invest in more resilient water systems. However, climate financiers need a more holistic view of water management than they have demonstrated so far. Partnership with experienced water sector professionals in countries could provide the missing piece of the puzzle. [more]…

FEATURE: Indian infrastructure must be climate-proofed to the core

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN Asia argues that climate resilience must be not just a guiding principle, but the focus of new infrastructure projects in India. Despite increased awareness, planning decisions and infrastructure designs still do not address resilience adequately. [more]…

FEATURE: Weather Chasers of Malawi care for communities - and the climate

Katharine Vincent describes how a dedicated group of Malawian citizens began by communicating weather forecasts to communities -- and then broadened its mission to plant trees and actively restore the environment. [more]…

NEWS: Near-term climate prediction ‘coming of age’

Grahame Madge of the UK Met Office reports on new directions in climate science that will support policy and planning everywhere. The emergence of near-term climate predictions will especially benefit developing countries facing many climate stresses and vulnerabilities. [more]…

FEATURE: Partnership with parliamentarians enriches Pakistan’s climate and development debate

A major research project has tailored climate change information for the use of parliamentarians in Pakistan – enabling them to apply new knowledge to some of the country’s pressing social and environmental challenges. Samavia Batool and Abid Suleri report. [more]…

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