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.
Kate Strachan, Professional Officer for Climate Change and Coastal Management at ICLEI Africa, reflects on what the IPCC’s latest Special Report means for Africa’s low-lying coastal cities. [more...]
A CDKN project is breaking down barriers, improving information and making it easier for investors to back solar power in Bangladesh. [more...]
The IPCC's Special Report on Land and Climate Change stresses the importance of governance for achieving climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Here, Eshwer Kale, Marcella D'Souza and Arpan Golechha describe a model of water governance which involved transforming villages from over-exploitation to judicious use of water. [more...]
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Following the recent release of the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land, Sumetee Gajjar says the report reflects the increasing popularity and proven results of nature-based solutions to climate change - especially in cities. [more...]
This report shares the main findings, solutions and lessons learned from the process from the Climate Resilient Cities Initiative, that concentrated on 13 cities from Latin America. [more]…
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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]…
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.
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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.