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NEWS: Peruvian academics provide knowledge for climate action

Peruvian researchers have organised to communicate their findings to diverse audiences - about the impacts of climate change on Peru, and the potential of adaptation and mitigation solutions. CDKN's Sandra Isola reports. [more]…

EVENT: Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021 - register today

The theme of this year’s Asia LEDS Partnership Forum is ‘Advancing NDCs and strengthening long term strategies’ and registration is open now for the event that runs virtually from 23 August through 9 September 2021. [more]…

NEWS: New IPCC report - only a short time remains to limit global warming to 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of the physical science of global warming. It warns that countries must cut greenhouse gas emissions quickly and sharply, to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. There is still time to limit average global warming to 1.5°C, but nations must act now. CDKN's Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Namibia - Parliament as a vehicle for climate action

A team from the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, the University of Namibia and Reos Partners were invited to translate climate knowledge into action. Here, they describe how they rose to the challenge - and trained Namibian Parliamentarians on the implications of 1.5 degrees of global warming. [more]…

OPINION: What will our post-pandemic environment be like?

Tikender Singh Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, in India's Himachal Pradesh state, reflects on sobering lessons from the pandemic about the weaknesses of India's cities, but also on how they can build back better and more sustainably from it. [more]…

FEATURE: How child-centred urban design and management is good for everyone’s wellbeing

City-dwellers in India have suffered from the Covid-19 as they deal with other multiple shocks and stresses. This takes a toll on families’ resilience - not least, that of young children. Avantika Arjuna of ICLEI South Asia describes how the lives of young children in cities have changed in the past year – and what could change for the better.  [more]…

FEATURE: Strengthening heat resilience in cities - Insight from India

There is an emerging need for heat-resilient city systems - Indian local authorities are considering how to achieve this, report Shwetha Kutty, Mrunmayee Velukar and Priyesh Salunke of TARU. [more]…

NEWS: Voices For Climate Action - Tunisia call for proposals

The Voices for Climate Action programme is seeking applications from Tunisian organisations working in climate change adaptation and advocacy. [more]…

FEATURE: What has CDKN been up to? Three years of weaving knowledge and action on climate change  

Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [more]…

FEATURE: Event on climate finance communications reveals ‘expectations gap’

Developed and developing country representatives met on Friday 11 June 2021 to respond to the UNFCCC’s first biennial communications on future levels of climate finance flows. The event revealed a gap in expectations between developing and developed countries. Creative technical solutions can bridge the gap. [more]…

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