Urban & subnational areas
The most effective mitigation and adaptation strategies involve subnational actors at the planning stage. National governments also depend on subnational actors to implement climate policies. CDKN helps to facilitate the active involvement of provinces, districts and cities in delivering climate compatible development.
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...]
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...]
Brazil’s national government is unconcerned with climate change, but cities and subnational regions are stepping up their climate commitments, says Camila Chabar, Climate Change Coordinator at ICLEI South America. [more...]
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Colombia has a robust national commitment to tackling climate mitigation and adaptation – writes Carolina Mesa of ICLEI Colombia. But the country’s challenge and opportunity is to encourage cities and subnational areas to develop activities to meet national goals. A few promising initiatives are leading the way. [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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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]…
This paper assesses urbanisation in Bangalore, and India's agricultural policies, and identifies triggers of change in local and regional development that have led to adaptation-constrained spaces.
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