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The first 'Exchange of Experiences and Dialogue on the Preparation and Implementation of National Adaptation Plans of Latin American countries' took place on 30 September, 2020. Twenty two representatives from eight Latin American countries took part, to learn about climate change adaptation experiences from each other. Daniel Morchain of IISD and María José Pacha of CDKN report. [more...]

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FEATURE: Evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation

In November 2008 the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council asked the GEF Evaluation Office to perform an evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation (SPA) pilot program. This evaluation was conducted fully and independently by the GEF E... [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change and the post-2015 poverty agenda

Policy-makers looking beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets of 2015 cannot afford to ignore climate change, says Lucy Scott of Overseas Development Institute. Meanwhile, climate negotiators must seek ways to address poverty more effectively through climate change interventions. [more]…

OPINION: “The field visit that opened my eyes”

James Bataze, Senior Meteorologist, Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda, talks about his field visit to the CDKN-supported ACCRA project and how it turned out to be “one of the most incredible and unforgettable of my life". [more]…

OPPORUNITY: Management of long-term regional research call in the Caribbean - Call for Expressions of Interest

CDKN is seeking a supplier to prepare and manage a long-term research call on climate change and development in the Caribbean region. [more]…

OPPORTUNITY: 'climate compatible development - a global approach to improved wellbeing' - submit an abstract

CDKN will hold a panel session at the international ‘Planet Under Pressure’ Conference in London, 26-29th March, 2012. The theme is “Climate Compatible Development: a global approach to improved wellbeing”. We’re looking for excellent submissions of papers to feed a lively debate, and invite you to submit an abstract. [more]…

FEATURE: Call for expressions of interest - adaptation interventions and policy options for the climate change induced displaced people of Bangladesh

This global call for expressions of interest focuses on the current and predicted trajectory of climate induced migration and its consequences to ensure sustainable development planning and implementation in Bangladesh. [more]…

FEATURE: Investing in adaptation is good for business

Guest author Samantha Putt del Pino and collaborators report how investing in climate adaptation makes good business sense. They consider how developing country governments can engage private investors in building resilience to climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Indonesia - Network turns teachers into environment advocates

Educators in Indonesia are turning green with environmental advocacies they plan to integrate into the curriculum of state-run elementary and high schools through the "Green Teacher Network". [more]…

FEATURE: UN - Companies struggle with climate adaptation planning

Companies are finding it difficult to fully incorporate measures of climate risks into their strategy and operations, according to a report by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. [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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