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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]…

FEATURE: Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk

Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on similar rainfall patterns for electricity generation—and so will suffer lack of water from droughts at the same time. This is the warning from new research led by Professor Declan Conway. [more]…

NEWS: Ethiopia receives $50 million "direct access" support from GCF

CDKN's Tesfaye Hailu reports on the approval of a project to provide a sustainable water supply, which will benefit one million climate-vulnerable Ethiopians. [more]…

OPINION: Financing climate resilient development - a call to action

Climate and water expert Gavin Quibell believes there are increasing opportunities to finance both the social and economic components of climate resilience. [more]…

FEATURE: Mozambique water woes (2) - How to build capacity in climate resilience planning

Miren Gutierrez looks at the context in which CDKN and the Global Water Partnership put in place a capacity building programme aimed at improving resilience in Mozambique. [more]…

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