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FEATURE: Plastic waste management in Hyderabad, India - From a linear to a circular economy

Anuradha Adhikari of ICLEI South Asia describes how the pilot installation of ‘reverse vending machines’ for plastic in a South Indian city is providing multiple environmental and community benefits. [more]…

EVENT: Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021 - register today

The theme of this year’s Asia LEDS Partnership Forum is ‘Advancing NDCs and strengthening long term strategies’ and registration is open now for the event that runs virtually from 23 August through 9 September 2021. [more]…

NEWS: Global experts identify options for tackling biodiversity and climate crises together  

A report has been released from the first ever collaboration between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In it, global experts identify key options for solutions that could successfully tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously. [more]…

NEWS: Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue seeks to hear from carbon credit suppliers

A team from Climate Focus, the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), SouthSouthNorth (SSN), Transforma, and Verra have kicked off a consultation with stakeholders in Latin America, Africa and Asia, on how the voluntary carbon market could work better for them. Discover how to participate in the Global Dialogue here.  [more]…

FEATURE: Countries revisit roles of climate finance at UNFCCC Long Term Finance Workshop

CDKN's coverage of climate finance at the UNFCCC meetings continues, with reporting on long term finance.  [more]…

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]…

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