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FEATURE: Explosion of solar power in Bangladesh

Guest CDKN blogger, journalist Abu Rushd Md. Ruhul Amin, reports from Bangladesh on the extraordinary rise in solar power generation in the country, and the policy frameworks that have aided its growth. [more]…

FEATURE: SRREN recommendations - challenges for Asian countries

The IPCC's Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) resonates with the aspirations of many developing countries in Asia. But one thing's for certain: every Asian country will have its own distinct approach to taking up the recommendations. [more]…

OPINION: Deadlock likely at Bonn climate talks

With the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) and the G8 lining up on opposite sides of the fence, the prospects aren't good for progress on United Nations climate talks, when nations meet in Bonn this week. [more]…

OPINION: climate change is only possible with cheap renewable energy

Tariq Banuri, Director of the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, argues that making renewable energy available to everyone at an affordable price is the only meaningful way to fight climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Women and REDD+, more than just ‘Do No Harm’

To mark the launch of an Asia-Pacific REDD-net special issue on REDD+ and gender, part-funded by CDKN, Regan Suzuki tells us about the need to bring women into the design and deliberation of forestry management schemes. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change - working together for Durban

In an exclusive report for CDKN, lead climate negotiator for Pakistan Farrukh Iqbal Khan gives us an inside look at the Green Climate Fund, and considers what the year has in store for the UNFCCC process. [more]…

FEATURE: Renewable energy to save planet Earth?

Syed Ayub Qutab, Executive Director of the Pakistan Institute for Environment & Development Action Research (PIEDAR), gives CDKN an analysis of the recent UNFCCC report on renewable energy. Find out what he has to say about the consequences of a large-scale shift to renewables. [more]…

OPPORTUNITY: Technical Assistance to the Government of Punjab for planning climate compatible reconstruction and development – Call for Expression of Interest

In 2010, the Punjab province was affected by catastrophic floods. Since then the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has been managing the post disaster reconstruction activity which includes the development [more]…

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FEATURE: CDKN Action Lab - videos of innovative prototypes now online

Participants at the CDKN Action Lab developed a series of innovative prototype ideas for dealing with climate compatible development. Click here for a video summary of the Action Lab, and films of all the prototypes. [more]…

FEATURE: Postcard from Dhaka - Community-based adaptation demands to be heard

For a number of years, community-based adaptation has focused on a relatively small number of isolated projects. But if CBA it is to make more of a splash, it’s going to have to ‘scale up’. This was the theme of the fifth conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA5) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at the end of March. CDKN's Lindsey Jones reports back. [more]…

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