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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: Modelling Mozambique's low-emissions future

Almeida Sitoe, Sadie Cox and Tim Woods report on a major low-emissions project that is modelling future development pathways for Mozambique and providing scenarios for the next version of its NDC. [more]…

NEWS: IPCC’s 1.5°C Report implies urgent, ambitious climate action that puts vulnerable people first

CDKN today welcomes the launch of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and in particular, its framing of integrated climate adaptation and mitigation action in the context of sustainable development. [more]…

OPINION: IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

CDKN's Mairi Dupar says we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people - while ensuring that ambitious climate mitigation efforts do not disadvantage the poorest and most vulnerable people, either. [more]…

NEWS: Cities Footprint Project is voted one of five ‘best urban initiatives worldwide’

The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more]…

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