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The IPCC's Special Report on Land and Climate Change stresses the importance of governance for achieving climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Here, Eshwer Kale, Marcella D'Souza and Arpan Golechha describe a model of water governance which involved transforming villages from over-exploitation to judicious use of water. [more...]

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NEWS: Apply now for 'Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards' 2019

Apply by 9 September for your project to win a 'Gender Just Climate Solutions Award' and it could be the recipient of a cash prize and major spotlight during COP25 in Santiago de Chile [more]…

FEATURE: A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

Question: What is one of the single most effective investments to accelerate NDC implementation? Answer: Women’s and girls’ increased leadership and participation in climate-smart development. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports. [more]…

NEWS: Key messages of the Global NDC Conference 2019

The organisers of the Global NDC Conference 2019 summarised the three days of rich discussions among 350 delegates from 80 countries into the following key messages, issued on 17 June 2019. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender equity in climate finance – Why does it matter?

Aditi Paul, CDKN Asia and ICLEI South Asia, argues that climate finance provides too good an opportunity to miss, as a vehicle for advancing women's wellbeing and development and righting some of the deep gender inequalities in society. She recommends how the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of climate finance projects could be improved to help achieve gender equity goals. [more]…

FEATURE: Empowerment of women and girls could transform Latin America’s climate resilience

An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region. The research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. [more]…

OPINION: IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

CDKN's Mairi Dupar says we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people - while ensuring that ambitious climate mitigation efforts do not disadvantage the poorest and most vulnerable people, either. [more]…

NEWS: Gender-Just Climate Solutions Awards 2018

A new initiative aims to celebrate and showcase 'best practice' approaches to supporting women's leadership in climate solutions. Get your nominations in by 10 September! [more]…

NEWS: Half of climate action plans neglect people in danger

Researchers have pinpointed how key social groups are excluded from climate action plans and need to have their concerns heard, reports Isabelle Gerretsen of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. [more]…

FEATURE: Integrating gender into the implementation of Uganda's NDC

On Gender Day at COP23, ACCRA's Joselyn Bigirwa highlights the steps that need to be taken to incorporate gender into Uganda's NDC implementation. [more]…

OPINION: Taking action on climate change – why we should all celebrate the International Day of the Girl

Taking action to educate and empower girls is a vital step on the way to tackling climate change effectively, says CDKN's Chief Executive Sam Bickersteth on 11th October, the International Day of the Girl. [more]…

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