Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [more...]
The adoption of the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was an historic moment, providing a universal platform for all countries to take action towards a commonly agreed goal. Central to the success of COP 21 were the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), which were submitted by more than 190 countries during 2015. These set out each country’s approach to reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.
Since COP 21, countries have been invited to confirm these intentions by ratifying the Paris Agreement and submitting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC. In the future, countries will be required to submit updated and more ambitious NDCs every five years. CDKN is committed to working with developing countries to assist them in planning and implementing their NDCs. You can find the results of this work so far, outlined below.
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...]
Effective climate change adaptation depends on strong, sustainable weather and climate information services. A new report and policy brief provide a roadmap for investing in sustainable capacity, based on African projects' experiences. [more...]
NEWS: Webinar on capacity-building for recovering better together; Supporting NDC implementation and enhancement
This Thursday, join CDKN, GIZ and the World Resources Institute in the first Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB) Network 'Recovering better together' webinar. [more...]
This inside story describes how Peru incorporated a cross-cutting gender perspective into the development of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). It highlights key steps in the process and lessons learned. [more]…
This working paper shares the experiences and insights from the mobilising investment for NDC implementation project in Peru. [more]…
Resources from our partners
The report ‘Investing for sustainable climate services: Insights from the African experience’ looks at the support provided to strengthen weather and climate information services in several African countries from 2016
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.