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FEATURE: Uttar Pradesh, India - Community owned solutions strengthen rural resilience

In the villages of Uttar Pradesh, India, a local NGO has set up community grain bank services and has mobilised farming families to grow their own vegetables and ensure food security during the Covid-19 crisis. Neelmani Gupta reports. [more]…

NEWS: Accelerating adaptation action in Africa - Insights from African experts

CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [more]…

NEWS: Weather and climate information services urgently need more sustainable approach

Effective climate change adaptation depends on strong, sustainable weather and climate information services. A new report and policy brief provide a roadmap for investing in sustainable capacity, based on African projects' experiences.  [more]…

FEATURE: Satkhira, Bangladesh: Multiple initiatives by a female-led organisation to tackle COVID, extreme events

In Satkhira, Bangladesh, local grassroots organisations are raising awareness and extending essential services to communities to tackle the compounding effects of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Sohanur Rahman reports [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change and conflict – understanding and acting on the connections

ODI and Practical Action Consulting found that it is hard to draw any firm conclusions about the links among climate change, conflict and fragility; however, development agencies can take clear, constructive steps to promote more stable, peaceful societies and a healthier environment [more]…

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VIDEO: Kenya’s perfect storm of Covid-19, floods and locusts swarms: What does it mean for food security?

The East African region is currently facing multiple threats of locust swarms, flooding and Covid-19 that are affecting the livelihoods and food security of millions of people. CDKN spoke to James Kuria of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to find out more. [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]…

OPINION: Environmental disasters widen the gender gap

Climate catastrophes in Latin America and the Caribbean result in a widening of the gender gap and exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of women. Instead of the ‘women and children first’ code of conduct, which reinforces gender stereotypes, women should be empowered to play a central role during environmental disasters - writes Claudia Mazzeo. [more]…

FEATURE: Neighbourhood in Cartagena, Colombia will lead the way on climate adaptation

Boston, a poor neighbourhood in Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast, has set itself the goal of becoming the first fully-adapted neighbourhood to climate change in the region. [more]…

NEWS: What's in the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere for Latin America? New CDKN guide

From the high Andes to the low lying coasts, the frozen lands and coastal-marine environments of Latin America are affected by changes in the climate. These changes are detailed in the IPCC's recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate and now explained in straightforward text and pictures by CDKN for Latin American audiences. [more]…

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