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OPINION: Even half a degree of warming matters for South Asia’s urban poor

Aditi Paul of CDKN Asia reflects on the revelations in the IPCC’s 1.5°C Special Report and its implications, including key messages for cities. [more]…

OPINION: What global warming of 1.5 ℃ and higher means for Botswana and Namibia

Mark New and Brendon Bosworth describe how global warming of 1.5℃ and higher will mean even greater warming and damaging impacts for climate change 'hotspots' in the southern Africa region. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report - What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Maria Jose Pacha, CDKN's Knowledge Manager for Latin America, says that the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5°C of global warming implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America - which takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report: increasing risk of heatwaves in African cities

Suzanne Carter, CDKN Country Engagement Coordinator, highlights why we need to start seriously considering the risk of extreme heat in African cities, following the release of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C. [more]…

OPINION: Three key private finance initiatives for financing a 1.5°C degree target

Kamleshan Pillay, CDKN’s Climate Finance Lead, outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.< [more]…

NEWS: IPCC’s 1.5°C Report implies urgent, ambitious climate action that puts vulnerable people first

CDKN today welcomes the launch of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and in particular, its framing of integrated climate adaptation and mitigation action in the context of sustainable development. [more]…

OPINION: IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

CDKN's Mairi Dupar says we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people - while ensuring that ambitious climate mitigation efforts do not disadvantage the poorest and most vulnerable people, either. [more]…

FEATURE: Momentum on climate action as UN gathers in New York

Sam Bickersteth reports on a tide of words and actions for low-carbon climate-resilient development at New York Climate Week - in parallel with the UN General Assembly. [more]…

NEWS: Cities Footprint Project is voted one of five ‘best urban initiatives worldwide’

The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more]…

FEATURE: Scaling up mini-grids - How Nigeria learned from Ghana

A team of Nigerian electricity experts has travelled to Ghana to better understand how Ghana is scaling up its low carbon mini-grids programme. Charlie Zajicek caught up with Victor Osu, of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Authority, to find out more about this LEDS GP-sponsored exchange. [more]…

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