There was a clear call for Africa to forge a new path towards climate-resilient development at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit - seizing the opportunities of green technologies and jobs. Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports. [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.
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...]
FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient – Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh
Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more...]
The NDC Financing Fellowship is now open for applications for policymakers and researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa. Apply before the 31st of July 2020 [more...]
This brief examines the importance of peri-urban ecosystems and outlines possible policy responses in India to preserve and manage these areas to contribute to sustainable and climate resilient development. [more]…
The NDC-highlights newsletter features articles on Ethiopia’s implementation of its Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and the potential of off-grid electricity in Ethiopia [more]…
Resources from our partners
This brief is based on the analysis of water policies, as well as the narratives of men and women involved in drinking water management practices.
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.