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In 2020, countries have the opportunity to take more ambitious action on climate change by updating their climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. A new guidance paper by WWF US provides recommendations on how countries can integrate nature-based solutions in these national climate plans. [more...]

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FEATURE: Why South Asia still has a long way to go in resilience planning

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN Asia says many local and subnational governments in South Asia are missing opportunities to invest in climate-resilient development: a step-change is needed in awareness and action. [more]…

NEWS: Join regional ‘Communities of Practice’ on low emission development

The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more]…

FEATURE: Sri Lanka's urban agriculture and forestry in pictures

A new report from the RUAF Foundation and CDKN looks at the way in which urban agriculture and forestry has been integrated into climate change action plans in the Western Province, Sri Lanka. The below images take us through the journey of Western Province's adaptation plans. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN launches new resource pack to communicate key findings of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

Introducing CDKN’s new resource pack ‘The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for developing countries?’ which launches online today with an initial focus on Africa and South Asia. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN Journalist fellows win award for climate change reporting

Subhra Priyadarshini and Amantha Perera are recognised for their cutting-edge investigative reporting on climate compatible development during the CDKN/ Panos South Asia fellowship programme [more]…

NEWS: CDKN Asia Country Snapshots published

CDKN has released a set of country and regional snapshots featuring highlights of projects and achievements from Asia over the last quarter. [more]…

NEWS: Mapping the DRM 'systems' in Asia

At the end of day 2 of the CDKN Asia DRM learning and innovation hub, partners have mapped the 'system' for DRM in which they work [more]…

NEWS: Finding the right questions to ask about DRM in Asia

At the end of Day 1 of the CDKN Asia DRM learning and innovation hub, partners have decided on what they need to learn about, from whom and how [more]…

NEWS: Jaffna aquifer depleting from overuse

Researchers are calling for regulation of groundwater use in Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula to prevent a future crisis. [more]…

FEATURE: Extreme weather boosts poverty in Sri Lanka - report

Severe drought followed by flooding have pushed a widening share of the country’s families below the poverty line [more]…

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