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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.