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On 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). Corina Angheloiu from the Global Resilience Partnership reports. [more...]

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OPINION: Delivering Nationally Determined Contributions - An opportunity for gender mainstreaming

On International Women’s Day, Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Outi Korkeala, Nidhi Mittal and Nipunika Perera review the ways in which gender issues can be factored into implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions. [more]…

OPINION: The gender and climate change debate – Equal rights or uniform roles?

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, Mehrunisa Malik, Learning and Knowledge Networks Associate for CDKN Asia, argues that a more sophisticated analysis is needed of women’s roles and influences in different cultures. Only then can women and men contribute fully to climate compatible development where they live. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change and women - A view from Pakistan

Climate change is gravely affecting women, says Syed Abubakar. He reports on an expert roundtable on ‘Gender and Climate Vulnerabilities: Future Directions for Policy Research and Action’. [more]…

NEWS: New resource pack shows why gender approaches are important for climate compatible development

Agnes Otzelberger introduces the Gender and Climate Change 'Key Issues Guide' by the Institute of Development Studies, which was created with CDKN support. She says gender and social inequality need to be addressed in creating climate compatible development solutions. The Guide provides insights on how to do this. [more]…

FEATURE: The politics of integrated planning for water, energy and food in Kenya

Making decisions over water, energy and food issues in a changing climate can open opportunities for integrated thinking – and raise tensions among different interest groups. How does it work in Kenya? Barbara Schreiner of Pegasys presents initial results from her team's research. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender and climate change - India Pavilion at COP21 highlights work to be done

Aditi Kapoor, Director Alternative Futures, recaps her experiences from an event on gender and climate change at the India Pavilion at COP21. Alternative Futures has been a partner of CDKN working on gender and climate change in India. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN launches new e-book 'Mainstreaming climate compatible development'

CDKN has launched a new e-book presenting insights from five years of designing and delivering climate compatible development across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invite your comments and suggestions. [more]…

FILM: For a safer future - Insights on climate resilience from India

A new film released by CDKN with the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, ICLEI and TERI tells the story of how local communities and government in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India are preparing for the more frequent and damaging floods caused by climate change. [more]…

NEWS: From second jobs to new 'stinginess', women see climate change differently

Laurie Goering from the Thomson Reuters Foundation looks at the ways in which climate change affects women and men differently, and why gender must be considered in climate-related decision making. This article first appeared on AlertNet. [more]…

FEATURE: "W+ Standard" can track if climate projects benefit women

Areej Riaz of CDKN interviews Dr Nisha Onta of WOCAN about the W+ standard and how it measures and verifies the inclusion of gender aspects in climate change projects. [more]…

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