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FEATURE: Nature-based solutions to climate change are on the rise

Following the recent release of the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land, Sumetee Gajjar says the report reflects the increasing popularity and proven results of nature-based solutions to climate change - especially in cities. [more]…

FEATURE: Costa Rica takes the long view on climate action – and bold steps now

Costa Rica’s road to decarbonisation is paved with political vision and painstaking planning – according to Andrea Meza, the country’s Director of Climate Change. [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: Brazil’s local governments strengthen climate commitments

Brazil’s national government is unconcerned with climate change, but cities and subnational regions are stepping up their climate commitments, says Camila Chabar, Climate Change Coordinator at ICLEI South America. [more]…

FEATURE: Colombia’s climate challenge: to jump-start city action

Colombia has a robust national commitment to tackling climate mitigation and adaptation – writes Carolina Mesa of ICLEI Colombia. But the country’s challenge and opportunity is to encourage cities and subnational areas to develop activities to meet national goals. A few promising initiatives are leading the way. [more]…

FEATURE: A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

Question: What is one of the single most effective investments to accelerate NDC implementation? Answer: Women’s and girls’ increased leadership and participation in climate-smart development. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports. [more]…

NEWS: Key messages of the Global NDC Conference 2019

The organisers of the Global NDC Conference 2019 summarised the three days of rich discussions among 350 delegates from 80 countries into the following key messages, issued on 17 June 2019. [more]…

OPINION: Human threat to nature can be reversed

In response to the newly released Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), CDKN's Shehnaaz Moosa and Mairi Dupar call for decision-makers the world over to seize the momentum provided by IPBES' startling science. [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: Weather Chasers of Malawi care for communities - and the climate

Katharine Vincent describes how a dedicated group of Malawian citizens began by communicating weather forecasts to communities -- and then broadened its mission to plant trees and actively restore the environment. [more]…

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