This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more...]
Low carbon energy
Decarbonising the energy sector is essential for securing a net-zero emissions world. Energy access also provides the entry point for a range of important policies that deliver triple wins for development, climate adaptation and mitigation. CDKN research and blogs show how developing countries are successfully piloting low-emission, climate-resilient planning in the energy sector.
Almeida Sitoe, Sadie Cox and Tim Woods report on a major low-emissions project that is modelling future development pathways for Mozambique and providing scenarios for the next version of its NDC. [more...]
Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more...]
The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more...]
A Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway, characterised by emerging and exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things. The paper's authors consider if these technologies could help developing countries toward achieving their Paris Agreement climate commitments. [more]…
At this event, hosted by CDKN and the Overseas Development Institute, experts discussed progress in planning for NDC implementation across seven countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [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.
The dependence of the world’s poorest people on the environment and their contribution to its stewardship are often ‘hidden’ in public debates and decision-making processes. Trade-offs and any potential human costs must be understood and explicitly addressed. An environmental justice approach can help achieve this.