Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more...]
Urban & subnational areas
The active involvement of provinces, districts and cities is vital for delivering climate compatible development. The most effective mitigation and adaptation strategies involve subnational actors at the planning stage, while national governments depend on subnational actors to implement climate policies.
CDKN helps to facilitate this approach in developing countries, through supporting regional decision makers, as well as national decision makers, to build capacity and to formulate and adopt effective subnational climate compatible approaches.
Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN Asia says many local and subnational governments in South Asia are missing opportunities to invest in climate-resilient development: a step-change is needed in awareness and action. [more...]
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...]
The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [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]…
A new CDKN working paper reviews the business case for climate action at city level and suggests five main entry points that climate change practitioners should be aware of, and where appropriate, build into their project approach to support more effective climate action in cities. [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.