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FEATURE: Opportunities for NDC implementation in Colombia’s new National Development Plan

Colombia has not only set emissions reductions targets for 2030. It has also set an intermediate carbon budget for the National Development Plan period to 2022, which aims to ensure the country is on a pathway to achieve its 2030 goals, says Estefania Ardila Robles. [more]…

FEATURE: Brazil’s local governments strengthen climate commitments

Brazil’s national government is unconcerned with climate change, but cities and subnational regions are stepping up their climate commitments, says Camila Chabar, Climate Change Coordinator at ICLEI South America. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender, indigenous peoples and poverty in Latin American NDCs

Gender, poverty and indigenous peoples are key pillars of the Paris Agreement. So, how far advanced are Latin American countries in integrating these dimensions? Paz González and Yanina Nemirovsky provide a brief overview. [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: Tri-national Development Council could boost South American cooperation on climate

In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more]…

FEATURE: The potential of local climate innovation in Latin America

An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Water - how to mobilise enough action on this crux adaptation issue?

Climate finance provides a major opportunity to invest in more resilient water systems. However, climate financiers need a more holistic view of water management than they have demonstrated so far. Partnership with experienced water sector professionals in countries could provide the missing piece of the puzzle. [more]…

FEATURE: Partnership with parliamentarians enriches Pakistan’s climate and development debate

A major research project has tailored climate change information for the use of parliamentarians in Pakistan – enabling them to apply new knowledge to some of the country’s pressing social and environmental challenges. Samavia Batool and Abid Suleri report. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate action in Chile - Towards multi-level governance

With ecosystems that range from the world’s driest desert to the ice fields of Patagonia, Chile is truly a climate laboratory: one that faces a multitude of threats across its 16 diverse regions. The country has high ambitions for climate action - multi-level governance systems will help Chile achieve its goals. [more]…

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