Climate catastrophes in Latin America and the Caribbean result in a widening of the gender gap and exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of women. Instead of the ‘women and children first’ code of conduct, which reinforces gender stereotypes, women should be empowered to play a central role during environmental disasters - writes Claudia Mazzeo. [more...]
Disaster risk management
Climate change is already affecting the frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, flooding events and storms in many parts of the world. Amplified by increasing levels of exposure and persistent vulnerability, the increasing hazard risk is resulting in higher human and economic losses from disaster events. Efforts to make countries more resilient to climate-related disasters and to scale up short- and long-term disaster risk management strategies are urgently needed. Read on for CDKN insights into increasing the effectiveness of disaster risk management in climate policies and practices.
Boston, a poor neighbourhood in Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast, has set itself the goal of becoming the first fully-adapted neighbourhood to climate change in the region. [more...]
From the high Andes to the low lying coasts, the frozen lands and coastal-marine environments of Latin America are affected by changes in the climate. These changes are detailed in the IPCC's recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate and now explained in straightforward text and pictures by CDKN for Latin American audiences. [more...]
Changes in oceans and coastal environments brought about by climate change - including more extreme events - and changes in high, frozen mountain regions have implications for African societies. This 'explainer' guide by CDKN, to the IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, illuminates key issues for African readers. [more...]
CDKN has launched a new guide which unpacks the Special Report for decision-makers in Africa: 'The IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land: What's in it for Africa?' [more]…
GUIDE: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for South Asia?
This 'explainer' guide from CDKN pulls out key messages and graphics from the IPCC's recent Special Report that are of relevance to everyone in South Asia's diverse landscapes. [more]…