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...]
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.
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...]
FEATURE: Satkhira, Bangladesh: Multiple initiatives by a female-led organisation to tackle COVID, extreme events
In Satkhira, Bangladesh, local grassroots organisations are raising awareness and extending essential services to communities to tackle the compounding effects of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Sohanur Rahman reports [more...]
ODI and Practical Action Consulting found that it is hard to draw any firm conclusions about the links among climate change, conflict and fragility; however, development agencies can take clear, constructive steps to promote more stable, peaceful societies and a healthier environment [more...]
POLICY BRIEF: Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction: District-level collaboration for flood mitigation in Accra, Ghana
This policy brief looks closely at ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction explores collaborative solutions to flooding in Accra and looks at the advantages of utilising collaborative approaches in disaster risk management approaches. [more]…
GUIDE: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for Africa? (French)
CDKN has launched a new guide which unpacks the Special Report for French speaking decision-makers in Africa: 'The IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land: What's in it for Africa?' [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.