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In 2020, countries have the opportunity to take more ambitious action on climate change by updating their climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. A new guidance paper by WWF US provides recommendations on how countries can integrate nature-based solutions in these national climate plans. [more...]

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FEATURE: Strengthening local capacities for climate-smart agriculture - Insights from Nepal

Aastha Bhusal and Laxman Khatri from the Nepali NGO LI-BIRD share their first-hand insights of how farmers are gaining knowledge of climate-smart practices and boosting their communities’ resilience in Gandaki province, Nepal. [more]…

NEWS: Enhancing national climate plans through nature-based solutions

In 2020, countries have the opportunity to take more ambitious action on climate change by updating their climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. A new guidance paper by WWF US provides recommendations on how countries can integrate nature-based solutions in these national climate plans. [more]…

NEWS: Latest guidance shows how climate information services can reach more people

Who you are and where you live can affect your access to weather and climate information. The agencies that provide weather and climate services should take people's diverse needs into account - according to the WISER programme, which has launched a video and posters to raise broad awareness of these vital needs. [more]…

FEATURE: Why reflect? Because it opens the door to rich learning on climate action

Lucia Scodanibbio describes CDKN's recent efforts to learn with its partners in Namibia about effective 'climate knowledge brokering', a concept explained further in this blog. With contributions from Margaret Angula, Amanda April, Emma Baker, Ester Nangolo, Bernadette Shalumbu and Cecil Togarepi. [more]…

OPINION: Imagining a different, better future

Covid-19 is changing societies' behaviour. Which aspects of this behaviour change could alter the way we live and work for the better? - asks Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. [more]…

OPINION: Latin America lacks climate ambition - Experts urge a way forward

Fabiola Ortiz, of LatinClima, considers: Is it possible to decarbonise Latin America? What challenges will the region face under a 2ºC increase in temperature? She interviewed José Luis Samaniego of ECLAC and others, for their expert views. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender strategies for climate events - Supporting everyone to be safe and productive

In organising the Global NDC Conference 2019, CDKN, IKI and partners pioneered gender-sensitive and socially-inclusive approaches. Here, we share the principles and strategies. [more]…

FEATURE: Nepali town embraces diverse water supply strategies to spread risk, buffer shocks

The town of Bidur, Nepal demonstrates how small- and large-scale water schemes can complement each other and spread the risks of disruption to water supply. A diversified approach creates resilience to external shocks, whether it's earthquake or climate change. [more]…

OPINION: Environmental disasters widen the gender gap

Climate catastrophes in Latin America and the Caribbean result in a widening of the gender gap and exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of women. Instead of the ‘women and children first’ code of conduct, which reinforces gender stereotypes, women should be empowered to play a central role during environmental disasters - writes Claudia Mazzeo. [more]…

FEATURE: Clean energy school for women is transforming their lives

In Peru’s remote areas, the country's first energy school for women and installation of solar panels are improving quality of life and equipping women to lead change in their communities. Sally Jabiel reports. [more]…

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