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The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. CDKN will be participating at a number of events, at our virtual exhibition stand, and as part of the COP Resilience Hub. [more...]

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NEWS: CDKN at Adaptation Futures

This week the sixth Adaptation Futures international conference takes place online. Read more about CDKN's sessions at the conference. [more]…

NEWS: COP Resilience Hub launched to advance action on adaptation and resilience at COP26 and beyond

The new COP Resilience Hub has been launched to advance action on adaptation and resilience at COP26 and beyond. CDKN is delighted to be supporting it, to promote the inclusion of diverse voices, and promote knowledge-into-action. [more]…

FEATURE: Plastic waste management in Hyderabad, India - From a linear to a circular economy

Anuradha Adhikari of ICLEI South Asia describes how the pilot installation of ‘reverse vending machines’ for plastic in a South Indian city is providing multiple environmental and community benefits. [more]…

EVENT: Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021 - register today

The theme of this year’s Asia LEDS Partnership Forum is ‘Advancing NDCs and strengthening long term strategies’ and registration is open now for the event that runs virtually from 23 August through 9 September 2021. [more]…

OPINION: What will our post-pandemic environment be like?

Tikender Singh Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, in India's Himachal Pradesh state, reflects on sobering lessons from the pandemic about the weaknesses of India's cities, but also on how they can build back better and more sustainably from it. [more]…

FEATURE: How child-centred urban design and management is good for everyone’s wellbeing

City-dwellers in India have suffered from the Covid-19 as they deal with other multiple shocks and stresses. This takes a toll on families’ resilience - not least, that of young children. Avantika Arjuna of ICLEI South Asia describes how the lives of young children in cities have changed in the past year – and what could change for the better.  [more]…

FEATURE: Strengthening heat resilience in cities - Insight from India

There is an emerging need for heat-resilient city systems - Indian local authorities are considering how to achieve this, report Shwetha Kutty, Mrunmayee Velukar and Priyesh Salunke of TARU. [more]…

FEATURE: What has CDKN been up to? Three years of weaving knowledge and action on climate change  

Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [more]…

NEWS: Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue seeks to hear from carbon credit suppliers

A team from Climate Focus, the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), SouthSouthNorth (SSN), Transforma, and Verra have kicked off a consultation with stakeholders in Latin America, Africa and Asia, on how the voluntary carbon market could work better for them. Discover how to participate in the Global Dialogue here.  [more]…

FEATURE: Moulvibazar, Bangladesh - The indomitable spirit of Khasia communities in the face of Covid-19

In the tribal villages located in Moulvibazar, Bangladesh, Khasia community leaders have enforced strict restrictions so that no life is sacrificed during the pandemic. Sohanur Rahman reports. This is the 45th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

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