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NEWS: How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts

Climate experts from developing countries are invited to join a webinar series on reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, facilitated by Future Climate for Africa and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Costa Rica takes the long view on climate action – and bold steps now

Costa Rica’s road to decarbonisation is paved with political vision and painstaking planning – according to Andrea Meza, the country’s Director of Climate Change. [more]…

FEATURE: Mobile app tracks Costa Rican coffee’s carbon footprint

A mobile app for Costa Rican coffee farmers is not only helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The app also feeds into Costa Rica’s Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system: part of its national commitment on climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Paul May of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Opportunities for NDC implementation in Colombia’s new National Development Plan

Colombia has not only set emissions reductions targets for 2030. It has also set an intermediate carbon budget for the National Development Plan period to 2022, which aims to ensure the country is on a pathway to achieve its 2030 goals, says Estefania Ardila Robles. [more]…

FEATURE: Colombia’s climate challenge: to jump-start city action

Colombia has a robust national commitment to tackling climate mitigation and adaptation – writes Carolina Mesa of ICLEI Colombia. But the country’s challenge and opportunity is to encourage cities and subnational areas to develop activities to meet national goals. A few promising initiatives are leading the way. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender, indigenous peoples and poverty in Latin American NDCs

Gender, poverty and indigenous peoples are key pillars of the Paris Agreement. So, how far advanced are Latin American countries in integrating these dimensions? Paz González and Yanina Nemirovsky provide a brief overview. [more]…

NEWS: Clik Hub, network of networks to enhance knowledge for climate action

Non-state actors play a key role in climate agendas -- more than ever before. They are mobilising people and spreading knowledge in diverse and tangible ways. One example is Clik Hub, a newly-launched initiative from CDKN. The Hub has brought together representatives of 18 Latin American networks to create a ‘network of networks’ for climate action. Maria Jose Pacha, Latin America Knowledge Management Coordinator, reports. [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: 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]…

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