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OPINION: Why I believe climate change researchers should contribute to Wikipedia

Following Africa's first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change, Katharine Vincent of Kulima Integrated Solutions reflects on why she thinks Wikipedia is a powerful tool for research impact. [more]…

FEATURE: Water-energy-food nexus - Applying an inter-sectoral lens to meet growing needs

Ritu Thakur of the CDKN-Asia team and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, describes how an inter-sectoral development approach in Nashik, the “backyard of Mumbai”, is helping meet people’s growing needs for water, energy and food. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate communications - Empowering women to speak up for themselves

Bibian Ama and Mairi Dupar discuss how empowering women in communities to speak up more effectively on climate change issues is vital to strengthening climate and development decision-making. [more]…

FEATURE: Ocean temperature increase along Senegalese coast could reduce sardine fisheries

Modeling by the Future Climate for Africa programme shows that climate change compounds other pressures on Senegal's fisheries. This could cause a blow to sardine populations, on which millions of people depend for nutrition and livelihoods. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Earth Observation data: The next frontier in climate resilience

Earth Observation data can fill gaps in field monitoring and measuring in data-scarce regions, and so improve our understanding of climate change - says Georgina Wade of Acclimatise. Urban planners in Monrovia, Liberia are already benefitting from this approach. [more]…

NEWS: New guide helps cities respond to heatwaves

At the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations last week in New York, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre – with the support of a broader consortium of organisations – launched the Heat Wave Guide for Cities (2019). [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]…

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]…

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