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Science Summary: Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 19 May 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016, India experienced an all-time record high temperature for any calendar day. The high temperature reached 51°C in the city of Phalodi in the Jodhpur district of the state of Rajasthan. The Raising Risk Awareness project studied whether human-induced climate change had any role to play in the extreme weather. [more...]

OPINION: Coping with heatwaves

CDKN is supporting stakeholders to develop a heatwave management plan for Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Muhammad Abubakar, Knowledge Officer for CDKN Asia, highlights how this project will initiate a process at the local level. [more...]

NEWS: Better use of long-term climate information could reduce risks for African investments

African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are failing to take climate information into account, says a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and SouthSouthNorth for the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), launched today. [more...]