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FEATURE: India's grandmothers harvest new social status from climate-smart farming

As they learn techniques to help them get a harvest even in the face of climate pressures, rural women are winning new respect and clout. Training in climate-smart agriculture is empowering women. Roli Srivastava reports. [more]…

FEATURE: How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change?

How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change? By abandoning maize for new varieties of rice in response to changing weather patterns - found Isaiah Esipisu in this investigative report from Amuru district in the country’s north. [more]…

NEWS: What's in the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere for Latin America? New CDKN guide

From the high Andes to the low lying coasts, the frozen lands and coastal-marine environments of Latin America are affected by changes in the climate. These changes are detailed in the IPCC's recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate and now explained in straightforward text and pictures by CDKN for Latin American audiences. [more]…

FEATURE: Malawi heatwaves threaten tea yields and livelihoods

Neha Mittal, Katharine Vincent, and Andy Dougill from the Future Climate for Africa programme describe how the recent heatwave in Malawi could represent the 'new normal' - and there are ways for Malawian tea growers to adapt. [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]…

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]…

NEWS: CDKN supports dialogue on IPCC science at this week's African Climate Risks Conference

CDKN will be exhibiting and organising side events at the African Climate Risks Conference from 7-9 October in Addis Ababa - with a focus on increasing understanding and dialogue around the IPCC's Special Reports on Climate Change and Land, and Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. [more]…

FEATURE: Countries primed for fundraising to save forests

The Results-based Reporting for REDD+ project has worked with tropical countries across the world, to improve their data-gathering on forest cover and reporting to the United Nations. This has laid the groundwork for increased funding to protect and restore forest lands. The project couldn't have been more timely - as Matt Gilbert of PwC reports. [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: 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]…

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