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OPINION: Lessons from supporting Bangladesh’s INDC

James Harries of Ricardo of Energy & Environment shares what he learned as part of a CDKN project to assist the Government of Bangladesh develop its national climate proposal for the United Nations: its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). [more]…

FEATURE: Kanya Onsri of Thailand makes sustainability part of farmers', shoppers' everyday lives

Kanya Onsri of Thailand was recently named the winner for the ‘Achieving Results’ category in the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) annual awards. In this interview, Cathryn Poff finds out how Kanya's community-based work for sustainable, healthy food has grown over the years to have a wide impact in her home country. [more]…

FEATURE: How the private sector can help Nepal's hydropower sector adapt to climate change

CDKN’s partners report on a workshop on private sector engagement in Nepal’s hydroelectricity sector organised by the Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) and Practical Action Consulting (PAC) under the CKDN supported project ‘Acting on Adaptation in the Hydroelectricity Sector’. [more]…

OPINION: Why greater private sector engagement is necessary in Nepal’s hydro-electricity sector?

Prof. Dr. Govind Nepal, member of the apex planning body of the Government of Nepal, the National Planning Commission (NPC), answers some pressing questions on the importance of close linkages between the private sector and policy makers in adaptation to climate change at a mini-workshop organised as part of the CDKN supported ‘Adaptation to Climate Change in Hydro-electricity Sector in Nepal’ project. [more]…

OPINION: India’s INDCs – An opportunity for co-creation of green technologies

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN’s Senior Country Advisor for India reflects on the country’s newly released INDCs and the opportunities they present for India. [more]…

OPINION: Nepal’s hydroelectricity sector - How to lessen its vulnerability to climate change

Johan Grijsen, Senior Water Resources Specialist for the CDKN-supported project ‘Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hydroelectricity Sector in Nepal’ explores Nepal’s vulnerability to climate change with the help of “Climate Wizard”. [more]…

OPINION: An emblematic city looks to renewable energy in Sialkot, Pakistan

Juan Pablo Osornio and Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib go behind the scenes of an initiative to green Pakistan's industrial heartland. Sialkot city, home of a thriving football manufacturing industry, is now the focus for a 'Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action' or NAMA. [more]…

OPINION: The importance of Nepal’s hydropower sector for climate compatible and low carbon development

As Nepal looks towards the hydropower sector to generate future growth, Dr. Divas B Basnyat, Team Leader, Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) reports on a CDKN-funded technical assistance project to the Government of Nepal. He outlines how Nepal’s climate change policy and hydropower development in the country are inextricably linked. [more]…

FEATURE: Coordinating climate action between the national and the local level: lessons from the transport sector

This blog looks at how integrating and coordinating national and subnational initiatives can scale up sustainable urban transportation initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. [more]…

OPINION: Islamic Climate Declaration could energise Muslim communities for shared cause

Muslim communities from around the world have issued the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change in Istanbul this month. Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, Vice Chairman of the Centre for Islamic Studies, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia and Mochamad Indrawan, CDKN’s Indonesia policy advisor, report on the significance of the declaration, including for Indonesia’s 203 million Muslims. [more]…

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