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FEATURE: Climate change leads Ethiopian herders to retrain as farmers

Climate change is changing the way of life that Ethiopian pastoralists have followed for millennia. Sebastian Malo reports on how the herders are adapting and learning to cope. [more]…

FEATURE: What's the business case for climate-focused urban development in Africa?

Professor Chris Gordon, CDKN's Country Lead for Ghana, argues that innovative entrepreneurs could find a vast array of climate-compatible business opportunities in Africa's cities - especially opportunities that make efficient use of that precious commodity, water. [more]…

NEWS: Global Resilience Partnership launches innovation challenge

The Global Resilience Partnership and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an innovation challenge - designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience in Africa and Asia. [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: Empowerment of women and girls could transform Latin America’s climate resilience

An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region. The research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. [more]…

NEWS: Cities Footprint Project is voted one of five ‘best urban initiatives worldwide’

The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more]…

OPINION: Policy coherence key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Patrick Curran, a policy analyst at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, shares new research on policy coordination across water, energy, food and climate goals in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. [more]…

FEATURE: Water security in a changing climate - Prospects in the Peruvian Amazon

Researchers from the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative have worked with local communities and government to reveal how water resources will run short in a sub-basin of the Amazon River – and how reforesting and protecting the land can provide long-term solutions. [more]…

OPINION: Politics, poverty and climate change: stories from Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’

Leo Roberts from the Overseas Development Institute unpacks how Cape Town’s people and politicians are responding to the city’s worst-ever drought and the threat of ‘Day Zero’: when most taps will run dry. [more]…

FEATURE: How can we achieve equitable water, energy and food resource governance in urban-Amazon landscapes?

Authors from the Global Canopy Project explore water-energy-food security in the Cumbaza watershed in Peru - which they have investigated as part of the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative. [more]…

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