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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]…

FEATURE: Neighbourhood in Cartagena, Colombia will lead the way on climate adaptation

Boston, a poor neighbourhood in Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast, has set itself the goal of becoming the first fully-adapted neighbourhood to climate change in the region. [more]…

NEWS: New evidence to better inform infrastructure investments in Central and Southern Africa

The four-year UMFULA research project has made substantial advances in understanding the current and future climate of central and southern Africa. Declan Conway of the Grantham Research Institute discusses how critical it is to know how climate risk may affect major infrastructural investments being planned and implemented in the region.  [more]…

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