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The first 'Exchange of Experiences and Dialogue on the Preparation and Implementation of National Adaptation Plans of Latin American countries' took place on 30 September, 2020. Twenty two representatives from eight Latin American countries took part, to learn about climate change adaptation experiences from each other. Daniel Morchain of IISD and María José Pacha of CDKN report. [more...]

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FEATURE: Satkhira, Bangladesh: Multiple initiatives by a female-led organisation to tackle COVID, extreme events

In Satkhira, Bangladesh, local grassroots organisations are raising awareness and extending essential services to communities to tackle the compounding effects of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Sohanur Rahman reports [more]…

FEATURE: Community savings groups play crucial role in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Community savings groups in rural southwest Bangladesh are helping to revive local economies devastated by the double impacts of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Saeqah Kabir reports. This is the thirteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

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: 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]…

NEWS: Climate and Development Knowledge Network launches new initiative in Bangladesh and India

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is launching its new phase in Bangladesh on 19th November 2018 at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh Centre and in India on 20th November 2018 at the India Habitat Centre. [more]…

FEATURE: Why South Asia still has a long way to go in resilience planning

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN Asia says many local and subnational governments in South Asia are missing opportunities to invest in climate-resilient development: a step-change is needed in awareness and action. [more]…

NEWS: Join regional ‘Communities of Practice’ on low emission development

The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more]…

FEATURE: Sharing learning on NDC implementation - Lessons from Kampala

Last year, CDKN hosted a two-day South-South learning exchange in Kampala, Uganda on the theme of NDC implementation. The event convened government representatives and project managers from Uganda, Kenya, Zambia [more]…

FEATURE: Combatting surging seas in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to rising tides, with its flat, low-lying topography and over 48% of its population living less than 10 metres above sea level. This feature looks at the challenges facing Bangladesh and the tools that could help it plan effectively for coastal disasters. [more]…

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