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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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NEWS: Loss & Damage website launched

A new website has been launched by the Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative as a valuable resource for policy-makers and practitioners. [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage in Bangladesh from the front line of climate change

Saleemul Huq writes from COP18 on what Bangladesh has gained from efforts over the last year to understand and advance the loss and damage agenda. [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage from climate change must not become the 'new normal'

As the United Nations climate talks get underway this week in Doha, Sam Bickersteth reflects on a subtle, unsettling shift in the global climate change debate. [more]…

FEATURE: COP18 - Follow our daily updates from the CDKN team in Doha

Please join CDKN in person, or follow our events on our website and twitter, as CoP18 unfolds in Doha. [more]…

NEWS: Communities need greater support to cope with loss and damage from climate shifts

CDKN’s Kashmala Kakakhel reports from CoP 18 in Doha on five new case studies that show how climate change is affecting communities’ lives in Kenya, the Gambia, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Micronesia. [more]…

EVENT: Join our live online debate on loss and damage from climate change

Join the live online debate - Paying the price: Who will pay the costs of losses and damage from climate impacts? Taking place on today from 12:00-13:00 GMT [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage from climate change – will leaders respond to this present danger?

Kashmala Kakakhel, LEAD Pakistan, and Tom Mitchell and Emily Wilkinson, Overseas Development Institute explain key points emerging from recent consultations on Loss and Damage and what impact this is likely to have upon negotiations in Doha. [more]…

OPINION: The need for climate-smart disaster risk reduction

How is the convergence between the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation agendas reflected at policy level and in practical programming in Asia? Knud Falk, Hina Lotia and Amy Kirbyshire report from the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (AMCDRR) in Indonesia. [more]…

FEATURE: Why we need farming and forests in our cities

In the wake of the catastrophic damage inflicted on cities by Hurricane Sandy and other recent extreme weather events, Ir. Henk de Zeeuw, Senior Advisor, International Network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security (RUAF Foundation) calls for increased urban forestry and agriculture to increase cities’ resilience to climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Recognising the human element in extreme climate events

Steven Price reports from the IPCC SREX meeting in Brazil on why we need to change our mindset about how best to manage “natural” disasters [more]…

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