Bedoshruti Sadhukhan of CDKN's Asia team and the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Delhi office reports on key themes in this year's Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress. [more...]
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.
FEATURE: Resilience strategy tackles climate change, governance, gender inequality in coastal Mexico
An innovative action research project in Mexico has created a gender-sensitive, local climate change strategy, which recognises how women and men are affected differently by climate change impacts and everyone has a role to play in creating climate solutions. It could provide inspiration for integrated approaches to building resilience in other small and medium-sized cities. [more...]
The Resilience Cities Asia-Pacific 2019 Congress held in New Delhi, India from 15-17 April 2019 has resulted in a ‘Delhi Call for Action’ – which urges climate change adaptation and urban resilience that is socially inclusive and in harmony with nature. [more...]
In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [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
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.
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.