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The first 'Exchange of Experiences and Dialogue on the Preparation and Implementation of National Adaptation Plans of Latin American countries' took place on 30 September, 2020. Twenty two representatives from eight Latin American countries took part, to learn about climate change adaptation experiences from each other. Daniel Morchain of IISD and María José Pacha of CDKN report. [more...]

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FEATURE: Community savings groups play crucial role in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Community savings groups in rural southwest Bangladesh are helping to revive local economies devastated by the double impacts of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Saeqah Kabir reports. This is the thirteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Climate resilience webinar series in August

ICLEI South Asia is hosting a webinar series exploring the various aspects of climate resilience, including city planning, gender and the green economy. [more]…

FEATURE: Kenya - Indigenous women overcome discrimination to lead community COVID-19 responses

In Kenya, indigenous women are tapping into local resources, and undertaking individual and collective initiatives to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Rose Wamalwa reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Planetary Health – a framework for our times

On today, Earth Overshoot Day, Sam Bickersteth introduces a new book about planetary health and explains why it provides a fitting framework for more effective government and corporate policy in our times. [more]…

FEATURE: In Indian cities, women community leaders aid migrants during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of India's informal sector workers who provide the backbone of its economy. Roshini Suparna Diwakar and Konica Udhani report. [more]…

NEWS: New report on ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems in Tanzania’s coastal areas

Early warning systems for severe weather in coastal Tanzania can do more than save lives and property - they can help people boost their economic productivity too, according to a new study from Weather and Climate Information Services in Africa (WISER). [more]…

FEATURE: Coping with COVID-19 by mobilising local capacities in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

In Goma, in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a local research organisation conducted a rapid Knowledge Practices and Attitude survey in the early days of COVID-19 to gauge communities’ understanding of the global crisis. Habimana Jonas reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: Water and waste flows between rural and urban areas - The case of Gurgaon, India

Vishal Narain reports from Gurgaon city, India on the processes affecting the peri-urban landscape and the impact on water security and local people’s vulnerability. [more]…

FEATURE: Nature-based solutions, climate change and the current crisis

The Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Digital Dialogues hosted by the University of Oxford convened virtually on 7-9th July 2020. Sam Bickersteth reports on key economics and governance issues highlighted in the debates. [more]…

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