The Climate:Red Summit galvanised thousands of humanitarian and development professionals from the Red Cross Red Crescent movement to think about how they could accelerate climate action. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports from a special session about linking global policy to local action. [more...]
Adaptation & resilience
Adapting to climate change is a long-term and cyclical process, and countries need to be flexible in order to respond to new evidence on vulnerability and their experiences of the impacts of a changing climate. For more guidance on how developing countries can plan effective adaptation actions, see the Adaptation section of our Quick Start Guide to NDC Planning or browse the resources below.
In Nepal, coronavirus-related lockdowns have damaged households' food security and ability to access adequate nutrition. Thankfully, rapid adoption of new farming and gardening methods, and systems for agricultural inputs and marketing are helping people to adapt successfully. [more...]
FEATURE: Isiolo County, Kenya: Local radio stations create awareness of COVID-19, gender-based violence
In Isiolo County, in the former Eastern Province of Kenya, women are disseminating awareness-related information on COVID-19 and gender-based violence through the use of local radio stations - spreading information for resilience. David Nangaa Silakan reports. [more...]
Pratibha Caleb and Rithika Fernandes of ICLEI South Asia describe the range of tree species in India’s cities, and the live debate over whether native or introduced species contribute to greater urban resilience in the face of climate change impacts. [more...]
In Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) has been working with local people, mostly farmers on small and marginal plots, to address climate change and to empower women. GEAG's recent experiences in peri-urban areas are now summarised in a 'CDKN Inside Story on climate compatible development'. [more]…
ESSENTIAL: Climate-smart agriculture takes off, thanks to ‘women-friendly’ tools and a gender-smart approach
A climate-smart agriculture initiative by Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) across different agroecological areas of Nepal demonstrates key ‘success factors’ for achieving climate-resilient rural development, including working with women farmers. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This brief is based on the analysis of water policies, as well as the narratives of men and women involved in drinking water management practices.