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OPINION: Why I believe climate change researchers should contribute to Wikipedia

Following Africa's first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change, Katharine Vincent of Kulima Integrated Solutions reflects on why she thinks Wikipedia is a powerful tool for research impact. [more]…

NEWS: Edit-a-thon helps tackle Wikipedia’s Africa gap

Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports on a pioneering event for African researchers to enhance the quality of climate change information on the world’s largest online encyclopedia. [more]…

FEATURE: Multilayer farming -Towards household food and nutrition security in times of climate risks

The IPCC’s latest Special Report stresses food and nutritional security in the context of land and climate change. Here, Prithviraj Gaikwad and Shreya Banerjee of Watershed Organisation Trust describe ‘multi-layer farming’ – a method for increasing food and nutrition security in the face of climate risks. [more]…

NEWS: IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: CDKN response

Fair and inclusive governance, local and indigenous knowledge offer solutions for sustainable stewardship of land - according to the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land. CDKN responds with some practical ideas. [more]…

FEATURE: Water-energy-food nexus - Applying an inter-sectoral lens to meet growing needs

Ritu Thakur of the CDKN-Asia team and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, describes how an inter-sectoral development approach in Nashik, the “backyard of Mumbai”, is helping meet people’s growing needs for water, energy and food. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate communications - Empowering women to speak up for themselves

Bibian Ama and Mairi Dupar discuss how empowering women in communities to speak up more effectively on climate change issues is vital to strengthening climate and development decision-making. [more]…

NEWS: Apply now for 'Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards' 2019

Apply by 9 September for your project to win a 'Gender Just Climate Solutions Award' and it could be the recipient of a cash prize and major spotlight during COP25 in Santiago de Chile [more]…

FEATURE: Ocean temperature increase along Senegalese coast could reduce sardine fisheries

Modeling by the Future Climate for Africa programme shows that climate change compounds other pressures on Senegal's fisheries. This could cause a blow to sardine populations, on which millions of people depend for nutrition and livelihoods. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Earth Observation data: The next frontier in climate resilience

Earth Observation data can fill gaps in field monitoring and measuring in data-scarce regions, and so improve our understanding of climate change - says Georgina Wade of Acclimatise. Urban planners in Monrovia, Liberia are already benefitting from this approach. [more]…

NEWS: New guide helps cities respond to heatwaves

At the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations last week in New York, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre – with the support of a broader consortium of organisations – launched the Heat Wave Guide for Cities (2019). [more]…

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