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FEATURE: CAS2021 - Accelerating climate-resilient economies in Africa

There was a clear call for Africa to forge a new path towards climate-resilient development at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit - seizing the opportunities of green technologies and jobs. Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports. [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]…

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]…

NEWS: Apply now for the NDC Financing Fellowship Programme

The NDC Financing Fellowship is now open for applications for policymakers and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa. Apply before the 31st of July 2020 [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change and conflict – understanding and acting on the connections

ODI and Practical Action Consulting found that it is hard to draw any firm conclusions about the links among climate change, conflict and fragility; however, development agencies can take clear, constructive steps to promote more stable, peaceful societies and a healthier environment [more]…

FEATURE: Countries need to count the carbon in globally traded goods - here's how

Countries' imported emissions challenge the global governance of climate change - but they can take steps to address this, say Simon Maxwell and Aarti Krishnan. [more]…

FEATURE: Uganda's climate law makes headway

Legal expert Bernard Namanya outlines the progress being made in Uganda's national climate law. It is the country's principal mechanism for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement. [more]…

OPINION: Science and policy at a crossroads - Insights from COVID-19 for tackling climate change

Estelle Rouhaud explores what the climate change community can learn from the relationship between science and policy in the Covid-19 crisis. [more]…

NEWS: Enhancing national climate plans through nature-based solutions

In 2020, countries have the opportunity to take more ambitious action on climate change by updating their climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. A new guidance paper by WWF US provides recommendations on how countries can integrate nature-based solutions in these national climate plans. [more]…

FEATURE: Ethiopian ministries pledge greater gender focus in climate action

Robi Redda of CDKN describes how Ethiopian government ministries are aiming for two cross cutting development issues: climate change and gender, to be well integrated across the country's policies and programmes. [more]…

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