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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]…

NEWS: Voices For Climate Action - Tunisia call for proposals

The Voices for Climate Action programme is seeking applications from Tunisian organisations working in climate change adaptation and advocacy. [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]…

FEATURE: Event on climate finance communications reveals ‘expectations gap’

Developed and developing country representatives met on Friday 11 June 2021 to respond to the UNFCCC’s first biennial communications on future levels of climate finance flows. The event revealed a gap in expectations between developing and developed countries. Creative technical solutions can bridge the gap. [more]…

NEWS: Global experts identify options for tackling biodiversity and climate crises together  

A report has been released from the first ever collaboration between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In it, global experts identify key options for solutions that could successfully tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously. [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: Countries revisit roles of climate finance at UNFCCC Long Term Finance Workshop

CDKN's coverage of climate finance at the UNFCCC meetings continues, with reporting on long term finance.  [more]…

NEWS: Raising awareness on uncontrolled burning in Ecuador

A communications campaign to stamp out irresponsible fires in Ecuador, by the Arcoiris Ecological Foundation, was supported by a seed fund from CDKN and FFLA. [more]…

FEATURE: 'One river, all its water' - bringing climate and gender perspectives to water management in Patagonia

It's challenging to communicate scientific information clearly for use in public policy-making. A group of researchers from Argentina took up the task, and sought to introduce climate and gender concerns into management of the Chubut River basin in Patagonia, Argentina. CDKN’s María José Pacha reports. [more]…

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