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On 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). Corina Angheloiu from the Global Resilience Partnership reports. [more...]

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OPPORTUNITY: CDKN Asia is hiring!

CDKN Asia is recruiting for a Regional Research Coordinator. This is a full-time position based at the Asia programme office, hosted by LEAD Pakistan, in Islamabad. [more]…

Secretary-General Shown "Chiapas Eco Bus" in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy United Nations Images

FEATURE: Building journalists' capacity to create change - a CDKN impact story

Journalism is a vital tool in the fight against climate change. This blog looks at the achievements of three journalist fellows supported by the Climate Change Media Partnership, and sponsored by CDKN. [more]…

OPPORTUNITY: CDKN South Asia Research Call – call for proposals for a managing partner

CDKN is calling for proposals for a managing partner for its South Asia Research Call. This is a £500,000 long-term research call on climate change and development in the region. Find out more here. [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]…

Construction workers, Indonesia, courtesy World Bank

FEATURE: Climate change takes centre stage in infrastructure debates

Over half of global greenhouse gas emissions result from the construction and use of infrastucture assets. Getting infrastructure development right is crucial to achieving low-carbon growth patterns in future. Guest author Lily Ryan-Collins, of Engineers Against Poverty, details the finding of a new report. [more]…

FEATURE: Call for expressions of interest - adaptation interventions and policy options for the climate change induced displaced people of Bangladesh

This global call for expressions of interest focuses on the current and predicted trajectory of climate induced migration and its consequences to ensure sustainable development planning and implementation in Bangladesh. [more]…

OPPORTUNITY: Call for CDKN Regional Research Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

We are seeking to contract a Regional Research Officer as part of the CDKN LAC team led by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano. The Research Officer will design and implement a Latin America and Caribbean research strategy and optimise integration of research with other CDKN outputs. The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 27 July 2011. [more]…

El Salvador 2010 - Finca San Jorge - Erik Torner, IM

OPPORTUNITY: CDKN seeks your views on green growth - final part

In the final part of CDKN’s exclusive discussion series on green growth, Simon Maxwell, CDKN’s Executive Chairman, presents the last of his 'Ten Observations on Climate Change and Growth' and invites your views. [more]…

FEATURE: Green economies with social futures - a focus on the Caribbean

The Rio +20 meeting in 2012 is an opportunity for global policy makers to review twenty years of action on Agenda 21 and what has been delivered. Thus far, the score-card is mixed; neither wholly positive nor wholly negative. Significant challenges lie ahead. Global food prices have escalated sharply and malnutrition is on the rise. While a recent report suggests that globally efforts to sharply reduce extreme poverty by 2015 are on track, hunger remains persistent. The triple effects of the global economic crisis i.e. the weakening of the insurance sector, lower demand for exports and reduced remittances have exposed the fragility of economies and households alike. [more]…

FEATURE: Investing in adaptation is good for business

Guest author Samantha Putt del Pino and collaborators report how investing in climate adaptation makes good business sense. They consider how developing country governments can engage private investors in building resilience to climate change. [more]…

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