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...]
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.
Drawing from a wide range of case studies, Lucia Scodanibbio provides evidence for why climate change adaptation must be locally-led in order to be effective. [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 residents of the northern Indian resort town of Shimla are suffering from water shortages and pollution. Now climate change is compounding these woes, reports the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG). [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]…
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]…
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.