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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: How Zimbabwean youth are leading the way in tackling COVID-19

In Hatcliffe extension, an informal settlement located in the northern part of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, a group of young people are leading the fight against the pandemic. Artwell Nyirenda reports. [more]…

NEWS: Seven ways capacity-building efforts are helping the world recover better together

#Recover_Better_Together is a collection of stories from climate actors that have strived to ensure safe and uninterrupted capacity-building efforts during the Covid-19 crisis, while devising new ways to contribute to a fair and green recovery. [more]…

FEATURE: Women’s empowerment - Key to sustainable development in Udaipur, India

Bhupandra Salodia of ICLEI South Asia documents how organising women to reduce and manage waste and care for the natural environment, as well as augment children’s wellbeing, is creating more sustainable communities in Udaipur, India. [more]…

FEATURE: Solomon Islands - How the Barana Community is preparing for COVID-19

Until now, the Solomon Islands have not had any COVID-19 cases; but an emergency lockdown declared by the Governor General has affected communities - such as the small village of Barana. John Walenenea Jr reports. [more]…

FEATURE: During crisis, Latin American leaders stand for a sustainable future

A group of Latin American leaders including the ex-presidents of Chile and Mexico, Ricard Lagos, and Felipe Calderón, ex-ministers of environment and members from the private sector, civil society and academia convened to produce a declaration entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in time of Global Pandemic and Crisis’. [more]…

FEATURE: Dhaka, Bangladesh - How one woman’s idea unleashed community spirit

In Aftabnagar, a rapidly developing residential area in Dhaka, one woman started a food distribution initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, which quickly transformed into a full-fledged community project working towards self sufficiency, food security and solidarity. Maheen Khan reports. [more]…

OPINION: COVID-19 and climate change – Lessons from the East

The rest of the world can learn from East Asian countries' effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic - argues Simant Verma of ICLEI South Asia. It is also a moment to embrace COVID-19 recovery that is environmentally sustainable. [more]…

FEATURE: Rafiq Nagar, Mumbai - Residents confront COVID-19 on top of existing health threats

In Rafiq Nagar, a low-income neighbourhood in Mumbai, India, COVID-19 is an addition to the existing public health issues that are already faced by its residents. Shamimbanu Salim Sheikh shares her neighbourhood’s predicament. [more]…

FEATURE: Providing land access for climate-resilient infrastructure - India’s experience

The scarcity of land for development, and resulting high cost of land, is a challenge for developing new, climate-resilient infrastructure in India. Several local government bodies have trialled innovative schemes to work around this, but their successes are - as yet - insufficiently known and replicated. [more]…

FEATURE: Fiji - Community voices highlight lessons and opportunities for resilience

As COVID-19 intensified globally from February-May 2020, the government of Fiji enforced lockdown. Despite relatively few cases, communities such as the Nanuku settlements in Vatuwaqa, Suva felt the impact of the crisis. Jioje Fesaitu reports. [more]…

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