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FEATURE: A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

Question: What is one of the single most effective investments to accelerate NDC implementation? Answer: Women’s and girls’ increased leadership and participation in climate-smart development. Mairi Dupar of CDKN 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: Resilient Cities Asia Pacific - Delegates challenged to think long term

Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN's Asia team and the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Delhi office reports on key themes in this year's Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress. [more]…

FEATURE: The role of Islamic financial services in climate resilience and adaptation

Margherita Calderone and Lena Weingartner introduce the potential of Sharia-compliant financial products to reach a new consumer base - and in so doing, boost families' and communities' climate resilience. [more]…

NEWS: Participate in Africa's first-ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change

CDKN is partnering with Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) to host the first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change in Africa. The event will be held from 30 July - 1 August in Cape Town, South Africa. Apply by 24 May to take part. [more]…

OPINION: Human threat to nature can be reversed

In response to the newly released Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), CDKN's Shehnaaz Moosa and Mairi Dupar call for decision-makers the world over to seize the momentum provided by IPBES' startling science. [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]…

NEWS: Resilience Cities Asia-Pacific Congress results in ‘Delhi Call for Action’

The Resilience Cities Asia-Pacific 2019 Congress held in New Delhi, India from 15-17 April 2019 has resulted in a ‘Delhi Call for Action’ – which urges climate change adaptation and urban resilience that is socially inclusive and in harmony with nature. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate information to help combat malaria in Ethiopia

An initiative called ENACTS has made climate information easier for Ethiopian health professionals to access and use. This has helped them to pinpoint which districts will be most exposed to the climatic conditions that foster the spread of malaria – and to better target malaria control measures. [more]…

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