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FEATURE: Using the IPCC's Interactive Atlas to understand how Africa's climate is changing

Roy Bouwer of SouthSouthNorth explored the IPCC's new Interactive Atlas of climate data, and presents here a guide on how to use it - based on his exploration of African data and trends. [more]…

NEWS: New IPCC report - only a short time remains to limit global warming to 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of the physical science of global warming. It warns that countries must cut greenhouse gas emissions quickly and sharply, to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. There is still time to limit average global warming to 1.5°C, but nations must act now. CDKN's Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Namibia - Parliament as a vehicle for climate action

A team from the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, the University of Namibia and Reos Partners were invited to translate climate knowledge into action. Here, they describe how they rose to the challenge - and trained Namibian Parliamentarians on the implications of 1.5 degrees of global warming. [more]…

NEWS: How has Future Climate for Africa improved the understanding of climate change in Africa?

Since 2015, Future Climate for Africa has brought together over 200 researchers from 14 different countries to work on enhancing scientific knowledge and prediction of African climate change. A new micro-site details its impact. [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]…

NEWS: Weather and climate information services urgently need more sustainable approach

Effective climate change adaptation depends on strong, sustainable weather and climate information services. A new report and policy brief provide a roadmap for investing in sustainable capacity, based on African projects' experiences.  [more]…

NEWS: What does global warming of 1.5 degrees mean for Namibia?

A CDKN-supported project in Namibia has produced a graphic harvest to highlight the implications of the latest research findings on what global warming of 1.5°C means for Namibia, a climate change hotspot and an already very dry, hot and water-stressed country. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

WEBINAR: What Latin America needs to know about the latest IPCC findings

In late April 2020, lead authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gathered virtually to discuss the mitigation of climate change. They held an open event on 30 April, to reach out to the public and discuss their findings. Access the recordings here. [more]…

FEATURE: Clean energy school for women is transforming their lives

In Peru’s remote areas, the country's first energy school for women and installation of solar panels are improving quality of life and equipping women to lead change in their communities. Sally Jabiel reports. [more]…

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