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NEWS: IPCC’s 1.5°C Report implies urgent, ambitious climate action that puts vulnerable people first

CDKN today welcomes the launch of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and in particular, its framing of integrated climate adaptation and mitigation action in the context of sustainable development. [more]…

OPINION: On the road to Paris - spotlight on the legal issues

Only six months remain before governments gather this December in Paris to reach a new international climate change agreement. The legal form of the new agreement is of paramount importance and progress on this issue must begin in earnest at United Nations meetings in Bonn, Germany this month, says Illari Aragon of the Legal Response Initiative. [more]…

OPINION: Earthquake in Nepal: insights on disaster preparedness

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN’s Senior Country Advisor for India and Director of the All India Disaster Management Institute, reviews what the disaster response to the recent earthquakes in Nepal can tell us about preparing for climate-related disasters. [more]…

OPINION: What next for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction? Perspectives from South Asia

Now that the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction has been established, what does it mean for South Asian countries? CDKN's Amy Kirbyshire reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Taking stock of micro-insurance for disaster risk reduction – evidence and experiences in applying index-based micro-insurance in South and South East Asia

CDKN is seeking a supplier to document evidence and experience of applying index based micro-insurance in South and South East Asia. [more]…

OPINION: Doha talks highlight loss and damage - and leave much work ahead

Sam Bickersteth, Mairi Dupar and Dan Hamza-Goodacre of CDKN provide an overview of UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar, and the work remaining to be done to achieve ambitious, global action on climate change. [more]…

NEWS: Learning network on uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments

CDKN is looking for a supplier to explore the drivers for and barriers to the uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments, and how national and international participants can work to strengthen them. It will focus on the Latin American & Caribbean region, where the demand for this work is clearest, and on both - the producers and end users of risk assessments. [more]…

NEWS: Loss & Damage website launched

A new website has been launched by the Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative as a valuable resource for policy-makers and practitioners. [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage in Bangladesh from the front line of climate change

Saleemul Huq writes from COP18 on what Bangladesh has gained from efforts over the last year to understand and advance the loss and damage agenda. [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage from climate change must not become the 'new normal'

As the United Nations climate talks get underway this week in Doha, Sam Bickersteth reflects on a subtle, unsettling shift in the global climate change debate. [more]…

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