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OPINION: What will our post-pandemic environment be like?

Tikender Singh Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, in India's Himachal Pradesh state, reflects on sobering lessons from the pandemic about the weaknesses of India's cities, but also on how they can build back better and more sustainably from it. [more]…

FEATURE: How child-centred urban design and management is good for everyone’s wellbeing

City-dwellers in India have suffered from the Covid-19 as they deal with other multiple shocks and stresses. This takes a toll on families’ resilience - not least, that of young children. Avantika Arjuna of ICLEI South Asia describes how the lives of young children in cities have changed in the past year – and what could change for the better.  [more]…

FEATURE: Strengthening heat resilience in cities - Insight from India

There is an emerging need for heat-resilient city systems - Indian local authorities are considering how to achieve this, report Shwetha Kutty, Mrunmayee Velukar and Priyesh Salunke of TARU. [more]…

NEWS: Voices For Climate Action - Tunisia call for proposals

The Voices for Climate Action programme is seeking applications from Tunisian organisations working in climate change adaptation and advocacy. [more]…

FEATURE: What has CDKN been up to? Three years of weaving knowledge and action on climate change  

Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [more]…

NEWS: Global experts identify options for tackling biodiversity and climate crises together  

A report has been released from the first ever collaboration between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In it, global experts identify key options for solutions that could successfully tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously. [more]…

FEATURE: Countries revisit roles of climate finance at UNFCCC Long Term Finance Workshop

CDKN's coverage of climate finance at the UNFCCC meetings continues, with reporting on long term finance.  [more]…

FEATURE: 'One river, all its water' - bringing climate and gender perspectives to water management in Patagonia

It's challenging to communicate scientific information clearly for use in public policy-making. A group of researchers from Argentina took up the task, and sought to introduce climate and gender concerns into management of the Chubut River basin in Patagonia, Argentina. CDKN’s María José Pacha reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Project insights on communicating about climate change in Latin America

It is not easy to communicate the effects of climate change to different audiences. This is further complicated by social, cultural, political and economic challenges. María José Pacha and Gabriela Villamarín of CDKN share lessons learned from five climate change communication projects supported by CDKN in Latin America. [more]…

NEWS: Latest version of CDKN's interactive training game explores climate risk in Latin America

This new edition of CDKN's 'Climate and Society Game' brings the interactive training exercise to Latin America. It uses a colourful cast of characters set in a fictional town of the Andes to explore questions about climate risks and responses. [more]…

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