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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: The case for gender approaches to urban resilience - Experience from Coyuca

A commitment to applying a 'gender perspective' to climate-smart planning in Coyuca, Mexico brought to light some uncomfortable truths about bias against women. As a result, local government, researchers and community members are more aware of how women's and girls' wellbeing must be addressed through climate resilience programmes. [more]…

FEATURE: Resilience strategy tackles climate change, governance, gender inequality in coastal Mexico

An innovative action research project in Mexico has created a gender-sensitive, local climate change strategy, which recognises how women and men are affected differently by climate change impacts and everyone has a role to play in creating climate solutions. It could provide inspiration for integrated approaches to building resilience in other small and medium-sized cities. [more]…

FEATURE: Tri-national Development Council could boost South American cooperation on climate

In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more]…

FEATURE: The potential of local climate innovation in Latin America

An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [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: Empowerment of women and girls could transform Latin America’s climate resilience

An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region. The research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report - What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Maria Jose Pacha, CDKN's Knowledge Manager for Latin America, says that the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5°C of global warming implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America - which takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once. [more]…

FILM: Achieving a resilient future

In a new film released this week, decision-makers from around the world describe how they are creating sustainable jobs and economic growth by embracing low emission development. [more]…

FEATURE: Water security in a changing climate - Prospects in the Peruvian Amazon

Researchers from the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative have worked with local communities and government to reveal how water resources will run short in a sub-basin of the Amazon River – and how reforesting and protecting the land can provide long-term solutions. [more]…

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