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CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [more...]

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NEWS: Wiki4Climate - improving the global knowledge on climate change through Wikipedia

From 24th November to 1st December, 116 participants gathered online for Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, organised by FCFA and CDKN and with support from experienced Wikipedia editors.  [more]…

FEATURE: Colombia - How waste pickers have fought for their rights and cleaned cities during COVID-19

In Colombia, despite the nationwide lockdown, waste pickers have successfully advocated for their rights to continue collecting wastes from the streets to keep cities clean. Federico Parra interviews three waste pickers from different unions and collectives. [more]…

NEWS: Join our online edit-a-thon to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Sign up to be part of Wiki4Climate, an online climate change edit-a-thon from 24 November to 1 December 2020 and learn how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

NEWS: Understanding and advancing climate adaptation in Latin America

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]…

NEWS: Webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Are you interested in contributing to Wikipedia, but don’t know how? CDKN and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) are hosting an introductory webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

FEATURE: Voices from the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing more than health impacts. It is also causing social and economic impacts – across diverse communities in developing countries of Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Latin America. However, these dynamics are neither well reported nor well understood. A project by CDKN and ICCCAD aims to change all that. [more]…

FEATURE: During crisis, Latin American leaders stand for a sustainable future

A group of Latin American leaders including the ex-presidents of Chile and Mexico, Ricard Lagos, and Felipe Calderón, ex-ministers of environment and members from the private sector, civil society and academia convened to produce a declaration entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in time of Global Pandemic and Crisis’. [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]…

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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