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FEATURE: What has CDKN been up to? Three years of weaving knowledge and action on climate change  

Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [more]…

FEATURE: 'One river, all its water' - bringing climate and gender perspectives to water management in Patagonia

It's challenging to communicate scientific information clearly for use in public policy-making. A group of researchers from Argentina took up the task, and sought to introduce climate and gender concerns into management of the Chubut River basin in Patagonia, Argentina. CDKN’s María José Pacha reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Project insights on communicating about climate change in Latin America

It is not easy to communicate the effects of climate change to different audiences. This is further complicated by social, cultural, political and economic challenges. María José Pacha and Gabriela Villamarín of CDKN share lessons learned from five climate change communication projects supported by CDKN in Latin America. [more]…

NEWS: Latest version of CDKN's interactive training game explores climate risk in Latin America

This new edition of CDKN's 'Climate and Society Game' brings the interactive training exercise to Latin America. It uses a colourful cast of characters set in a fictional town of the Andes to explore questions about climate risks and responses. [more]…

FEATURE: Puppet-based mini-series for children stands up to pollution

Children and teenagers from Quintero and Puchuncaví, Chile are the protagonists of a new video mini-series aimed at young audiences called ‘Breathable: Children of a New Wind’. The puppet characters explore how children living in heavily-polluted zones are affected by pollution and how they have mobilised to improve their quality of life. [more]…

FEATURE: Communicating climate change and adaptation options is at the root of effective action

Dr Tyrone Hall shares his insight into the critical importance of 'framing' climate change adaptation communications so that they catalyse effective actions. [more]…

NEWS: FAO's online courses help countries to prepare for Enhanced Transparency Framework 

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is offering a series of online courses that support countries to produce their greenhouse gas inventories under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). [more]…

FEATURE: Reflections from a year of online engagements in Latin America

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many business operations online, which would otherwise have been face to face. This has arguably been good for reducing greenhouse gas emissions - but how [more]…

FEATURE: Water security in Africa - New approaches needed for capacity building

Prof Chris Gordon and Dr Jon Padgham suggest that radically new approaches to building the capacity of water professionals and university students are needed to achieve water security for Africa. Their blog celebrates Africa Water Week, 8-12 February 2021. [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]…

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