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OPINION: Submerging economies - What rising seas and melting ice mean for India

Indian policy-makers should rather consider 'submerging economies' as well as 'emerging economies' - by recognising the very significant risks posed to the country's growth and human development by climate change, says CDKN's Geeta Sandal. [more]…

NEWS: How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts

Climate experts from developing countries are invited to join a webinar series on reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, facilitated by Future Climate for Africa and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Multi-level learning - Insights from the ASSAR climate research consortium

Lucia Scodanibbio shares her personal insight on how the ASSAR climate change research consortium used different methods for internal communication, knowledge-sharing and learning to improve the whole team's skills and effectiveness. [more]…

FEATURE: CDKN project unlocks solar power investment in Bangladesh

A CDKN project is breaking down barriers, improving information and making it easier for investors to back solar power in Bangladesh. [more]…

FEATURE: Water stewardship to be 'climate smart' - Lessons from Maharashtra

The IPCC's Special Report on Land and Climate Change stresses the importance of governance for achieving climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Here, Eshwer Kale, Marcella D'Souza and Arpan Golechha describe a model of water governance which involved transforming villages from over-exploitation to judicious use of water. [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]…

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]…

NEWS: Resilience Cities Asia-Pacific Congress results in ‘Delhi Call for Action’

The Resilience Cities Asia-Pacific 2019 Congress held in New Delhi, India from 15-17 April 2019 has resulted in a ‘Delhi Call for Action’ – which urges climate change adaptation and urban resilience that is socially inclusive and in harmony with nature. [more]…

FEATURE: Blended finance for climate and food security - The potential of the farm sector

CDKN's Aditi Paul explores how blended finance approaches in the agriculture sector could provide small producers with the much-needed livelihood security they need, as well as climate resilience and food security. [more]…

FEATURE: How can research programmes foster wider climate resilience?

Lucia Scodanibbio met researchers from the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme to reflect on whether their experiences in building communities' climate resilience can be scaled up to wider levels. The experience of BRACED and others raises questions about how major research programmes can be most effective. [more]…

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