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FEATURE: Potential for electric buses to provide Addis Ababa with multiple benefits

Wondwossen Sintayehu and Charlotte Scott describe how the City of Addis Ababa is considering the use of electric buses in a bid to reduce air pollution overall. Such a development would reduce particulate pollution, which is harmful to local people's health, as well as reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: CAS2021 - Accelerating climate-resilient economies in Africa

There was a clear call for Africa to forge a new path towards climate-resilient development at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit - seizing the opportunities of green technologies and jobs. Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: During crisis, Latin American leaders stand for a sustainable future

A group of Latin American leaders including the ex-presidents of Chile and Mexico, Ricard Lagos, and Felipe Calderón, ex-ministers of environment and members from the private sector, civil society and academia convened to produce a declaration entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in time of Global Pandemic and Crisis’. [more]…

NEWS: Updated Green Climate Fund proposal toolkit, now available

The latest Green Climate Fund (GCF) Proposal Toolkit 2020 integrates the latest GCF policy changes and funding proposal template v2.0 in order to provide the most recent guidance to project proponents, accredited entities and national designated authorities. [more]…

FEATURE: Uganda's climate law makes headway

Legal expert Bernard Namanya outlines the progress being made in Uganda's national climate law. It is the country's principal mechanism for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement. [more]…

WEBINAR: What Latin America needs to know about the latest IPCC findings

In late April 2020, lead authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gathered virtually to discuss the mitigation of climate change. They held an open event on 30 April, to reach out to the public and discuss their findings. Access the recordings here. [more]…

FEATURE: Conferencing online – We could get used to this

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced conferences to go online, writes CDKN's Mairi Dupar. Conference organisers are learning fast how to make a success of this. They are showing how virtual conferencing could easily become the norm, for climate reasons, even when lockdown restrictions ease. [more]…

NEWS: Enhancing national climate plans through nature-based solutions

In 2020, countries have the opportunity to take more ambitious action on climate change by updating their climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. A new guidance paper by WWF US provides recommendations on how countries can integrate nature-based solutions in these national climate plans. [more]…

OPINION: Imagining a different, better future

Covid-19 is changing societies' behaviour. Which aspects of this behaviour change could alter the way we live and work for the better? - asks Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. [more]…

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