Katharine Vincent describes how a dedicated group of Malawian citizens began by communicating weather forecasts to communities -- and then broadened its mission to plant trees and actively restore the environment. [more...]
In the context of an uncertain, contested and complex environment, successfully integrating climate change into economic development is critical. For integration of climate approaches into development to be successful, relevant actors need to come together to create change within the economic systems they form a part of. This implies people working on new problems, in new ways, and in new partnerships. Leaders must be equipped with a new set of abilities and ways of thinking, collaborating across traditional boundaries, experimenting and learning together to build the equitable and sustainable future we want to live in. Capability, whether in people or in their institutions or policies, is a fundamental precondition to achieving this goal in the long term.
CDKN has been capturing and synthesising its programme experience in capability building - and you may explore this in our stories, resources and project descriptions below.
FEATURE: How climate researchers and businesses began speaking the same language – A case from Senegal
Researchers from the action-research project, PRISE, describe how new knowledge partnerships are making development more environmentally and economically sustainable in Senegal. [more...]
Marwah Maqbool Malik of Oxford Policy Management introduces the Financing Framework for Resilient Growth and some lessons learned from its application in Pakistan. [more...]
The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more...]
WORKING PAPER: Working across scales - Learning from seven years of climate compatible development in Asia
A new report by John Colvin and Christina McDonagh for CDKN explores the value of stimulating climate compatible development initiatives at multiple levels of governance - drawing on seven years of work by CDKN in India, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan. [more]…
This flagship book draws from CDKN's experience of supporting climate-compatible development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and provides practical recommendations on how to achieve low-carbon, climate-resilient development in low income and emerging economies. [more]…
Resources from our partners
The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
This ASSAR Spotlight highlights the many ways that ASSAR has strengthened internal and external capacities at multiple levels.