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The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. CDKN will be participating at a number of events, at our virtual exhibition stand, and as part of the COP Resilience Hub. [more...]

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FEATURE: A live debate - Could Indian cities boost resilience by embracing native trees?

Pratibha Caleb and Rithika Fernandes of ICLEI South Asia describe the range of tree species in India’s cities, and the live debate over whether native or introduced species contribute to greater urban resilience in the face of climate change impacts. [more]…

VIDEO: Voices from the Frontline highlights lessons for climate resilience

CDKN's Director Shehnaaz Moosa speaks to the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) about the 'Voices from the Frontline' initiative by CDKN and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). [more]…

FEATURE: Community savings groups play crucial role in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Community savings groups in rural southwest Bangladesh are helping to revive local economies devastated by the double impacts of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Saeqah Kabir reports. This is the thirteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Register your interest for upcoming SMEP Invitation to Tender

Register your interest for tender opportunities under the new Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, and contribute to the sustainability of the manufacturing sector in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  [more]…

NEWS: Climate resilience webinar series in August

ICLEI South Asia is hosting a webinar series exploring the various aspects of climate resilience, including city planning, gender and the green economy. [more]…

FEATURE: In Indian cities, women community leaders aid migrants during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of India's informal sector workers who provide the backbone of its economy. Roshini Suparna Diwakar and Konica Udhani report. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: Water and waste flows between rural and urban areas - The case of Gurgaon, India

Vishal Narain reports from Gurgaon city, India on the processes affecting the peri-urban landscape and the impact on water security and local people’s vulnerability. [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]…

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