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NEWS: New CDKN guide on IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for Latin American decision-makers

CDKN wraps its series of guides to the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land with this new edition: 'What's in it for Latin America?' [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN guide unpacks IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for South Asian decision-makers

CDKN has launched a new publication which unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for decision-makers in South Asia - with all the headline findings they need to know about the interaction of climate change and land and the impact on societies and ecosystems. [more]…

OPINION: How to avoid turning Peru's capital back into a desert

Belén Desmaisón, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, analyses water stress in Peru’s coastal towns with a focus on Lima, where 75% of the water supply comes from the Andean glaciers. These glaciers, as detailed in the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere, are currently disappearing. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN supports dialogue on IPCC science at this week's African Climate Risks Conference

CDKN will be exhibiting and organising side events at the African Climate Risks Conference from 7-9 October in Addis Ababa - with a focus on increasing understanding and dialogue around the IPCC's Special Reports on Climate Change and Land, and Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. [more]…

FEATURE: Water stewardship to be 'climate smart' - Lessons from Maharashtra

The IPCC's Special Report on Land and Climate Change stresses the importance of governance for achieving climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Here, Eshwer Kale, Marcella D'Souza and Arpan Golechha describe a model of water governance which involved transforming villages from over-exploitation to judicious use of water. [more]…

FEATURE: Water-energy-food nexus - Applying an inter-sectoral lens to meet growing needs

Ritu Thakur of the CDKN-Asia team and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, describes how an inter-sectoral development approach in Nashik, the “backyard of Mumbai”, is helping meet people’s growing needs for water, energy and food. [more]…

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]…

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