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CDKN looks forward to meeting you at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, at our side events or at our exhibition booth on Monday 9th and Tuesday the 10th of December. We will be sharing some of our publications and more information on the programme and our activities for 2020.  [more...]

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FEATURE: Understanding how climate change impacts different social groups in Namibia

Suzanne Carter of CDKN reflects on how Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) training in Namibia aims to help decision makers better understand how climate change and social vulnerabilities intersect, and plan effective community adaptation interventions. [more]…

OPINION: Sea level rise does not flood everyone equally

Yanina Paula Nemirovsky, Fundación Avina and Action LAC, describes how sharp socioeconomic inequalities in Buenos Aires, Argentina will worsen the suffering of urban inhabitants in the face of sea level rise and other climate change impacts. Public policies are urgently needed to address these issues. [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN guide on IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for Latin American decision-makers

CDKN wraps its series of guides to the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land with this new edition: 'What's in it for Latin America?' [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN guide unpacks IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for South Asian decision-makers

CDKN has launched a new publication which unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for decision-makers in South Asia - with all the headline findings they need to know about the interaction of climate change and land and the impact on societies and ecosystems. [more]…

OPINION: What challenges does glacier retreat pose for Peru?

Karen Price Rios, from CARE Peru, responds to the IPCC 'Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate' with insights on the effects of glacier melt in Peru. [more]…

OPINION: How to avoid turning Peru's capital back into a desert

Belén Desmaisón, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, analyses water stress in Peru’s coastal towns with a focus on Lima, where 75% of the water supply comes from the Andean glaciers. These glaciers, as detailed in the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere, are currently disappearing. [more]…

FEATURE: Developing climate smart grain value chains in East Africa

Climate change impacts the entire grain value chain, from crop to customer, and solutions need to be tailored for each stakeholder group. That’s why CDKN and the East African Grain Council have joined forces to enhance the use of climate-smart information in the grain sector. Revocatus Twinomuhangi, Guy Rudolph and Edna Odhiambo report. [more]…

FEATURE: Towards sustainable waste management – Experience from Udaipur, India

Poor solid waste management can drive up greenhouse gas emissions such as methane; while poor waste disposal practices can clog waterways, which worsens flooding during periods of intense rain. ICLEI is helping Indian municipalities to manage waste better. – together with creating cleaner, healthier, more liveable cities. Ritu Thakur reports. [more]…

FEATURE: IPCC predicts a grim future for our oceans and frozen lands – but we can still limit the damage

Smita Chakravarty reviews the latest IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere and puts it into Indian context. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere - What it means for Africa's coastal cities

Kate Strachan, Professional Officer for Climate Change and Coastal Management at ICLEI Africa, reflects on what the IPCC’s latest Special Report means for Africa’s low-lying coastal cities. [more]…

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