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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]…

FEATURE: Climate action in Chile - Towards multi-level governance

With ecosystems that range from the world’s driest desert to the ice fields of Patagonia, Chile is truly a climate laboratory: one that faces a multitude of threats across its 16 diverse regions. The country has high ambitions for climate action - multi-level governance systems will help Chile achieve its goals. [more]…

FILM: Clean, reliable power for Africa: The potential for mini-grids

This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more]…

OPINION: Countries must follow technical achievement of COP24 by stepping up ambition

Delegates to COP24 in Katowice, Poland closed the conference on Saturday with a considerable achievement: they signed off an almost-complete ‘rulebook’ – or set of guidelines – for implementing the Paris Agreement. [more]…

NEWS: Game-changing report finds that climate action will avert millions of air pollution deaths

The COP Special Report on Health and Climate Change has turned the economics of climate change on its head and exposed an environmental outrage on a planetary scale. Mairi Dupar reports from Katowice, Poland. [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]…

FEATURE: Chile's Framework Law on Climate Change - In conversation with Carolina Urmeneta

Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report - What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Maria Jose Pacha, CDKN's Knowledge Manager for Latin America, says that the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5°C of global warming implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America - which takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once. [more]…

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