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CDKN looks forward to meeting you at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, at our side events or at our exhibition booth on Monday 9th and Tuesday the 10th of December. We will be sharing some of our publications and more information on the programme and our activities for 2020.  [more...]

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NEWS: New CDKN guide unpacks IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for South Asian decision-makers

CDKN has launched a new publication which unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for decision-makers in South Asia - with all the headline findings they need to know about the interaction of climate change and land and the impact on societies and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: Resilience strategy tackles climate change, governance, gender inequality in coastal Mexico

An innovative action research project in Mexico has created a gender-sensitive, local climate change strategy, which recognises how women and men are affected differently by climate change impacts and everyone has a role to play in creating climate solutions. It could provide inspiration for integrated approaches to building resilience in other small and medium-sized cities. [more]…

OPINION: Devastating floods over Malawi - An experience to learn from

Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema of the Future Climate for Africa programme gives her personal perspective on how Malawi has been affected by Cyclone Idai and how the country can become more resilient to future extreme weather. [more]…

FEATURE: Tri-national Development Council could boost South American cooperation on climate

In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more]…

NEWS: Novel tool unveiled for climate risk profiling and adaptation

Last week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool, the Green Book, for local government decision-makers across South Africa. [more]…

FEATURE: ‘Big data’ to help plan for climate shocks in East Africa

A new digitally-based tool, incorporating up-to-date climate information and many other kinds of social and economic data, is being created to help African policy-makers better respond to their constituents' development needs. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

NEWS: African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is organising an African Climate Risks Conference that will take place from 7 - 9 October 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The call for abstracts is now open. [more]…

NEWS: Global Resilience Partnership launches innovation challenge

The Global Resilience Partnership and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an innovation challenge - designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience in Africa and Asia. [more]…

FEATURE: Partnership with parliamentarians enriches Pakistan’s climate and development debate

A major research project has tailored climate change information for the use of parliamentarians in Pakistan – enabling them to apply new knowledge to some of the country’s pressing social and environmental challenges. Samavia Batool and Abid Suleri report. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report: increasing risk of heatwaves in African cities

Suzanne Carter, CDKN Country Engagement Coordinator, highlights why we need to start seriously considering the risk of extreme heat in African cities, following the release of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C. [more]…

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