Suzanne Carter, CDKN Country Engagement Coordinator, highlights why we need to start seriously considering the risk of extreme heat in African cities, following the release of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C. [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.
Marwah Maqbool Malik of Oxford Policy Management introduces the Financing Framework for Resilient Growth and some lessons learned from its application in Pakistan. [more...]
The 'Triangle City Cooperation' project - part of the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative - has not only furnished evidence and solutions to combat climate vulnerability in the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It has also catalysed new forms of tri-border cooperation among the countries, to build their collective climate resilience. [more...]
As tributes continue to pour in from around the world in appreciation of the work of Ambassador Tony de Brum, the Marshallese statesman, Sam Bickersteth and Kiran Sura reflect on the life of CDKN’s deeply valued partner. [more...]
This CDKN Guide presents the story of how an action research initiative in a single city in India has evolved into contagious policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership. [more]…
This policy brief identifies the key causes of Chennai's 2015 extreme rainfall and gives recommendations for building urban resilience in the area. [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.