CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [more...]
CDKN is committed to supporting social inclusion and gender equality in its programme. This objective recognises that the way climate change is caused, experienced and remedied is not gender neutral and that social inequalities impede effective and sustainable climate compatible development. Equally, CDKN recognises that there should be equal access between men and women to the human development opportunities that a low carbon, climate resilient pathways can present.
Drawing from a wide range of case studies, Lucia Scodanibbio provides evidence for why climate change adaptation must be locally-led in order to be effective. [more...]
FEATURE: Building smallholder farmers’ resilience to climate change for food security in a future climate in Ghana
Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei, Associate Professor in Environmental Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, gives a first-hand account of how climate change is undermining food security in northern Ghana – and what to do about it. [more...]
CDKN's Director Shehnaaz Moosa speaks to the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) about the 'Voices from the Frontline' initiative by CDKN and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). [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]…
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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.
CCMCC’s researchers on gender-based findings and recommendations and why conflict related to climate change is not isolated from social dynamics.