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FEATURE: Credible knowledge base is at the heart of low emissions development

CDKN's Mairi Dupar reports from this week's meeting of developing country decision-makers, donor programmes and technical institutions at the LEDS Global Partnership. [more]…

FEATURE: Accelerating the global transition to clean energy

Emily Miller reports on the work of the newly created Clean Energy Solutions Center, which is working with policy-makers in South Africa and Indonesia to turn clean energy visions into action. [more]…

FEATURE: Powering Southern Africa - the future of hydro in the Zambezi River Basin

CDKN is supporting a study on the impact of climate change and upstream irrigation development on hydropower in the Zambezi River Basin. Most of the northern SADC countries already rely primarily on hydropower, and this will increase in the future. However, many of these countries are also periodically under water stress during drought, while the water demand continues to grow, largely due to major irrigation investments. [more]…

FEATURE: The Challenge of a Low Carbon Economy

Guest blogger Sunita Narian, Director of the Center for Science and Environment, writes about the initiatives taken by the government of India to meet the challenges of a low carbon economy. [more]…

OPINION: Future of the CDM Under the Kyoto Protocol

Guest blogger Shafqat Kakakhel, who represents the developing countries of the Asia Pacific region on the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), reflects on the significance of the Durban Platform for the future of the CDM. [more]…

NEWS: New low-carbon coalitions lead action on climate change in the absence of global deal

Forward-thinking countries that are seizing opportunities presented by climate funds, including finance for knowledge exchange, and a greener global economy are leading action on climate change, in the absence of a strong global deal. [more]…

FEATURE: New low-carbon coalitions lead action on climate change in the absence of global deal

A number of developing countries, such as Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru and a regional alliance of fifteen Caribbean countries, announced or showcased economy-wide transformations and ambitious plans for climate compatible development, at CoP17 in Durban this year. [more]…

OPPORTUNITY: Call for expressions of interest - Anguilla renewable energy integration

CDKN invites interested organisations to submit an Expression of Interest in the project 'Anguilla Renewable Energy Integration'. The aim of the project is to provide the Government of Anguilla with recommendations for amendments to current electricity legislation to allow for the integration of renewable electricity production into Anguilla’s energy profile. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate, energy to dominate US-Latin American relations

Since the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Arturo Valenzuela, resigned via Twitter last Friday, commentators have been debating who should replace him and whether this change presents an opportunity to alter the Obama administration’s policies in the region. [more]…

FEATURE: Explosion of solar power in Bangladesh

Guest CDKN blogger, journalist Abu Rushd Md. Ruhul Amin, reports from Bangladesh on the extraordinary rise in solar power generation in the country, and the policy frameworks that have aided its growth. [more]…

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