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NEWS: New CDKN guide unpacks IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for South Asian decision-makers

CDKN has launched a new publication which unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for decision-makers in South Asia - with all the headline findings they need to know about the interaction of climate change and land and the impact on societies and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: Towards sustainable waste management – Experience from Udaipur, India

Poor solid waste management can drive up greenhouse gas emissions such as methane; while poor waste disposal practices can clog waterways, which worsens flooding during periods of intense rain. ICLEI is helping Indian municipalities to manage waste better. – together with creating cleaner, healthier, more liveable cities. Ritu Thakur reports. [more]…

FEATURE: IPCC predicts a grim future for our oceans and frozen lands – but we can still limit the damage

Smita Chakravarty reviews the latest IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere and puts it into Indian context. [more]…

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]…

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