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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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FEATURE: Project insights on communicating about climate change in Latin America

It is not easy to communicate the effects of climate change to different audiences. This is further complicated by social, cultural, political and economic challenges. María José Pacha and Gabriela Villamarín of CDKN share lessons learned from five climate change communication projects supported by CDKN in Latin America. [more]…

FEATURE: Puppet-based mini-series for children stands up to pollution

Children and teenagers from Quintero and Puchuncaví, Chile are the protagonists of a new video mini-series aimed at young audiences called ‘Breathable: Children of a New Wind’. The puppet characters explore how children living in heavily-polluted zones are affected by pollution and how they have mobilised to improve their quality of life. [more]…

FEATURE: Knowledge gaps, climate adaptation and the implementation of NDCs in Latin America

Daniel Ryan, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology - ITBA, Argentina, and Eduardo Bustos, Global Change Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, ask: what is holding back adaptation policies and the implementation of NDCs in Latin American countries? [more]…

FEATURE: Climate action in Chile - Towards multi-level governance

With ecosystems that range from the world’s driest desert to the ice fields of Patagonia, Chile is truly a climate laboratory: one that faces a multitude of threats across its 16 diverse regions. The country has high ambitions for climate action - multi-level governance systems will help Chile achieve its goals. [more]…

FEATURE: Sri Lanka’s progress towards multi-level climate governance

Ranga Pallawala, Scott A. Muller and Tim Woods report on a project that is strengthening multi-level governance approaches for low-emissions development in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s vulnerability to climate change As an [more]…

FEATURE: Chile's Framework Law on Climate Change - In conversation with Carolina Urmeneta

Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more]…

WEBINAR: Multilevel climate governance in Chile

Multilevel governance and intersectoral coordination increase the likelihood that countries can achieve ambitious climate action plans - and also that they can achieve climate change and development goals in tandem. Find out why this is the case, based on compelling experience from Chile, in this 31 July webinar (Spanish). [more]…

FEATURE: Putting their money where their MAPS are

Implementing the national low-emissions strategies under development in many developing countries will require governments to think more strategically about how to finance the changes. CDKN’s Carolyn Fry interviews Amal-Lee Amin of E3G, who is advising Latin American governments on financing opportunities. [more]…

EVENT: Facilitators training course - call for participants to apply

This initiative seeks to provide a balance between knowledge on climate change and emissions and the theory and practice of facilitation. [more]…

NEWS: MAPS-Chile embraces planning for low emissions development

The Government of Chile has embarked on a two-year ‘Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios’ (MAPS) project, with CDKN’s support. The project aims to generate options for Chile to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through a process of research and multi-sectoral involvement. [more]…

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