In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more...]
Policy and practice
To transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future, developing countries need strong policy, institutional and financial frameworks, as well as a good evidence base and technical skills. CDKN’s vision is to see national frameworks for climate compatible development that are fully driven and supported by a wide range of stakeholders – frameworks based on long-term commitment, and with well-prioritised areas for action.
An action research programme in Latin America has proven the potential of community-led innovation to build resilience to climate change - and shows how much could be achieved at scale, with the right external support. CDKN's Latin America team reports. [more...]
Climate finance provides a major opportunity to invest in more resilient water systems. However, climate financiers need a more holistic view of water management than they have demonstrated so far. Partnership with experienced water sector professionals in countries could provide the missing piece of the puzzle. [more...]
A major research project has tailored climate change information for the use of parliamentarians in Pakistan – enabling them to apply new knowledge to some of the country’s pressing social and environmental challenges. Samavia Batool and Abid Suleri report. [more...]
To implement the Paris climate change agreement at the national level, countries will have to review existing governance frameworks and develop new rules and regulations. This may result in “top-down” [more]…
A recent CDKN study across the towns of Kombolcha and Mek’ele in Ethiopia, both of which host new industrial parks, investigated whether taking a corridor approach to urban-industrial development can support more sustainable patterns of urban growth. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This guide aims to make the findings of the IPCC's special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C accessible to practitioners and policy-makers working at global and regional scales. It provides an interpretation of the findings with a focus on the adaptation implications.
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.