Poor solid waste management can drive up greenhouse gas emissions such as methane; while poor waste disposal practices can clog waterways, which worsens flooding during periods of intense rain. ICLEI is helping Indian municipalities to manage waste better. – together with creating cleaner, healthier, more liveable cities. Ritu Thakur reports. [more...]
Climate change mitigation
Countries contributions to the historic Paris Agreement (2015) were centred on their plans for cutting or avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving human-made global warming - otherwise known as climate change mitigation. Mitigation actions can also deliver wider co-benefits in relation to climate change adaptation, development, employment, energy security and public health. Discover more guidance for developing countries by browsing the resources below.
A CDKN project is breaking down barriers, improving information and making it easier for investors to back solar power in Bangladesh. [more...]
Following the recent release of the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land, Sumetee Gajjar says the report reflects the increasing popularity and proven results of nature-based solutions to climate change - especially in cities. [more...]
Costa Rica’s road to decarbonisation is paved with political vision and painstaking planning – according to Andrea Meza, the country’s Director of Climate Change. [more...]
The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) and CDKN present their joint initiative: the Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project, a three-year project to build capacity for measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of carbon stocks in agriculture, forest and other land use in 21 tropical and subtropical forest countries. [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]…
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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.
In Kenya, local people are conserving their mangroves in exchange for community development projects, in a scheme that is impacting both Kenyan and international policy. Mangroves are highly efficient at capturing carbon, much of which ends up buried below ground and is stored away from the atmosphere.