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OPINION: Submerging economies - What rising seas and melting ice mean for India

Indian policy-makers should rather consider 'submerging economies' as well as 'emerging economies' - by recognising the very significant risks posed to the country's growth and human development by climate change, says CDKN's Geeta Sandal. [more]…

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

CDKN has launched a new guide which unpacks the Special Report for decision-makers in Africa: 'The IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land: What's in it for Africa?' [more]…

NEWS: New manual on co-producing African weather and climate services

A newly launched manual by WISER (Weather and Climate Information Services in Africa) and Future Climate for Africa supports producers of climate services to work more effectively with the users of their information – for more climate-resilient development. [more]…

NEWS: How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts

Climate experts from developing countries are invited to join a webinar series on reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, facilitated by Future Climate for Africa and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Effective climate services involve more than meteorologists - to reach their full potential

Katharine Vincent, Jemimah Maina, Fiona Percy, Emma Visman and Calistus Wachana describe a range of projects and approaches that are bringing weather and climate information to people - so that they can make more informed decisions in their daily lives, in what's called 'co-production' of climate services. [more]…

FEATURE: Ocean temperature increase along Senegalese coast could reduce sardine fisheries

Modeling by the Future Climate for Africa programme shows that climate change compounds other pressures on Senegal's fisheries. This could cause a blow to sardine populations, on which millions of people depend for nutrition and livelihoods. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Earth Observation data: The next frontier in climate resilience

Earth Observation data can fill gaps in field monitoring and measuring in data-scarce regions, and so improve our understanding of climate change - says Georgina Wade of Acclimatise. Urban planners in Monrovia, Liberia are already benefitting from this approach. [more]…

WEBINAR: Climate services 'co-produced' with users are more effective - Here's how

The Weather and Climate Information Services in East Africa (WISER) programme has released the recording of its June 2019 webinar, which explores the questions: how can meteorological agencies and climate scientists work better with the users of climate information and why does it matter? [more]…

FEATURE: Finding unlikely connections - When soil meets sky in atmospheric science

Research from the Future Climate for Africa programme explores the links between soils, rainforests and rainfall patterns in the Ivory Coast - as Leonie Joubert explains. [more]…

NEWS: Participate in Africa's first-ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change

CDKN is partnering with Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) to host the first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change in Africa. The event will be held from 30 July - 1 August in Cape Town, South Africa. Apply by 24 May to take part. [more]…

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