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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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EVENT: CDKN at CoP17 - Official side event on countries collaborating for climate compatible development

How can countries scale up responses to climate change, by deepening collaboration among governments, private sector actors and NGOs, and among countries? Videos of discussions from the official CDKN-MAPS side event at CoP17. [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]…

EVENT: CoP17 side event - developing countries collaborating on climate compatible development

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS) are hosting a UNFCCC side event on climate compatible development on the 8th December. [more]…

OPINION: climate change is only possible with cheap renewable energy

Tariq Banuri, Director of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, argues that making renewable energy available to everyone at an affordable price is the only meaningful way to fight climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Renewable energy to save planet Earth?

Syed Ayub Qutab, Executive Director of the Pakistan Institute for Environment & Development Action Research (PIEDAR), gives CDKN an analysis of the recent UNFCCC report on renewable energy. Find out what he has to say about the consequences of a large-scale shift to renewables. [more]…

FEATURE: An action plan for Kenya’s National Climate Change Response Strategy - Call for Expressions of Interest

CDKN, together with DFID, AFD and other potential donor programmes, has been approached to support and co-fund the development of a Kenyan Action Plan on climate change. We now seek Expressions of Interest for potential suppliers to deliver this plan. [more]…

OPINION: World Forestry Day reflections - what next for REDD+?

World Forestry Day on 21 March allows us to reflect on the many and varied benefits of forests to communities around the world. In a guest blog, Kristy Graham of the Overseas Development Institute looks at how the Cancun Agreement on REDD+ sought to safeguard the multiple benefits of forests, and discusses the challenges of integrating forests and REDD+ into low-carbon development strategies. [more]…

FEATURE: Why a focus on mitigation and adaptation conceals the real challenge of climate change

By Simon Maxwell, CDKN Chair Climate research and policy make extensive use of two concepts, ‘mitigation' and ‘adaptation'. And while these are a helpful starting point, a broader focus on 'climate [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation… with Pippa Heylings, CDKN Latin America Regional Facilitator

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Pippa, you’re facilitating the Latin American engagement of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.  Tell me a bit about how you see the problem that we might try to [more]…

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