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OPINION: What prospect for NAMAs to finance climate action in Asia?

CDKN's Syed Muhammad Abubakar highlights CDKN’s efforts to assess Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as a tool to support renewable energy solutions for Sialkot, Pakistan and Indonesia. [more]…

OPINION: The Paris Agreement in action - implementing Bangladesh’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

James Harries of Ricardo of Energy & Environment shares his observations as part of a CDKN project to assist the Government of Bangladesh implement its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). [more]…

OPINION: Coping with heatwaves

CDKN is supporting stakeholders to develop a heatwave management plan for Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Muhammad Abubakar, Knowledge Officer for CDKN Asia, highlights how this project will initiate a process at the local level. [more]…

FEATURE: The A-B-C-D of rural electrification

A systematised approach to a CDKN-supported project has seen the promising demonstration of an off-grid, rural power service model in Uganda. Dr Alastair Livesey, Managing Director of Africa Power, explains how the CDKN pilot project provided power services to a wide range of customers based on its A-B-C-D Rural Electrification model. [more]…

EVENT: Asia LEDS Forum 2016 - Mobilizing finance for priority actions

Themed ‘Mobilizing Finance for Priority Actions,’ the Forum will be held on June 27-29 in Hanoi, Vietnam and serves as the premier gathering of policymakers, donors, practitioners, and other experts involved in enabling low-emission, climate-resilient development in Asia. [more]…

OPINION: Hope for Pakistan’s Nationally Determined Contribution

Fareeha Irfan Ovais, CDKN's Project Manager, Low Carbon Scenario Analysis for Pakistan, describes how the work done by the project can be used for the development of Pakistan’s national climate change plan – known in United Nations language as its ‘Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)’. [more]…

NEWS: Exploring the many benefits of low carbon urban transport

A new series from LEDS GP highlights the social and economic benefits of low carbon urban transport - from job creation and saved time and money, to fighting poverty, and achieving safer roads and cleaner air. [more]…

FEATURE: Can green growth policy incentivise investment? Insights from Indonesia

Indonesia is internationally known for its ambitious climate policies and the role of its extensive forests in locking up carbon. Mochamad Indrawan of CDKN and Indra Darmawan of the Indonesian Investment Board discuss the investment potential for land-based measures and sustainable cities in green growth. [more]…

FEATURE: Paradigm shift in the culture of Indonesian investment

Indra Darmawan, Director of Int’l Business Cooperation of BKPM- Indonesian Investment Board and Mochamad Indrawan, CDKN’s country engagement lead for Indonesia report on the discourses presented at the ‘Tropical Landscape Summit’. The second part of this feature talks about the 4 P’s, and the shifting paradigms evident nearly a year after this summit. [more]…

OPINION: After Paris - "About money and determination", a view from Mihir Bhatt, India

Three months after the Paris climate deal was struck, Mihir Bhatt, CDKN´s country leader for India, who leads the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), talks to CDKN's Miren Gutierrez about the next steps needed to implement India's climate commitments. [more]…

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