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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]…

FEATURE: Mobile app tracks Costa Rican coffee’s carbon footprint

A mobile app for Costa Rican coffee farmers is not only helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The app also feeds into Costa Rica’s Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system: part of its national commitment on climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Paul May of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change leads Ethiopian herders to retrain as farmers

Climate change is changing the way of life that Ethiopian pastoralists have followed for millennia. Sebastian Malo reports on how the herders are adapting and learning to cope. [more]…

FEATURE: What's the business case for climate-focused urban development in Africa?

Professor Chris Gordon, CDKN's Country Lead for Ghana, argues that innovative entrepreneurs could find a vast array of climate-compatible business opportunities in Africa's cities - especially opportunities that make efficient use of that precious commodity, water. [more]…

FEATURE: ‘Big data’ to help plan for climate shocks in East Africa

A new digitally-based tool, incorporating up-to-date climate information and many other kinds of social and economic data, is being created to help African policy-makers better respond to their constituents' development needs. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Blended finance for climate and food security - The potential of the farm sector

CDKN's Aditi Paul explores how blended finance approaches in the agriculture sector could provide small producers with the much-needed livelihood security they need, as well as climate resilience and food security. [more]…

FEATURE: Film-making to support agri-extension in Uganda

A new initiative under Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is using film-making to improve communications between farmers and government officials in Uganda. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

FEATURE: The potential of local climate innovation in Latin America

An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Livestock at risk in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands

Research by the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project is changing how Kenyan decision-makers think about and approach their support for pastoralist agriculture. Robina Abuya and colleagues explain. [more]…

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