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Supporting Ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons Learned from Developing Countries

Some of the key learning points that have emerged from this diverse experience, was summarized in this Working Paper. This Working Paper should be seen as a companion volume to CDKN’s ‘Guide to INDCs’ (2015), which provides a practical example of ...

Participation and Planning for Climate Change: Lessons from an Experimental Project in Maputo, Mozambique

In this project it was demonstrated that local residents in Chamanculo C, and perhaps Maputo more broadly, could be responsive to a participatory planning culture. It is essential to give each citizen a voice in order to develop the potential of l...

The Impact of Climate Change on the Achievement of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Governments will agree this year that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for the period to 2030, and a new global climate agreement, will take effect from 2020. Together, these could set the course for environmental sustainability and human wel...

Tackling Exposure : Placing Disaster Risk Management at the Heart of National Economic and Fiscal Policy

"This review has demonstrated that disaster losses are rising and threaten future economic development, especially given the associated threat of climate change. A policy solution is to integrate risk management into economic and fiscal policy, w...

How to Scale out Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change

"Development decision-makers increasingly recognise community-based adaptation (CBA) as a viable way to build communities’ resilience to climate change, particularly those most vulnerable to its impacts. CBA puts them in the driving seat when it c...

Exploring the Role of Climate Science in Supporting Long Term Adaptation and Decision Making in Sub Saharan Africa

"Africa faces considerable challenges in adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. Policy-makers not only have to contend with projected changes to the region’s climate, but also high vulnerability to existing climate variability and lo...

NAPAs and NAPs in Least Developed Countries

"The LDC Expert Group (LEG) prepared Technical Guidelines for the NAP process in 2012, based on the COP’s initial guidelines. The review of the guidelines will now take place at COP 20 in Peru, in 2014, based on comments submitted by Parties to t...

A Local Vision of Climate Adaptation : Participatory Urban Planning in Mozambique

"With an estimated population of 1.1 million, Maputo is the most densely populated city in Mozambique. The city is sharply divided into two areas: ’the cement city’, or the old colonial centre with paved roads and high-rise buildings, and the bair...

Supporting International Climate Negotiators: Lessons from CDKN

"A global climate deal that reflects the interests of the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries is possible only if climate change negotiators from these countries take part in international climate negotiations. A limited number of other ...

Building Coastal Resilience Through an Integrated Approach : Lessons from Ghana

"On Ghana’s coast, climate change is affecting ecosystem goods and services and leading to the loss of livelihoods. Unusually high ocean waves are destroying fishing equipment, as well as commercial and public infrastructure. Saline intrusion into...

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long-Term Development Objectives in Malawi

The context in which decisions are being made is altered by climate change. In order to remain robust and sustainable within the context of a changing climate, policy and planning decisions need to take into account the projected changes in temp...

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long-Term Development Objectives in Rwanda

Current climate variability and extreme events such as floods and landslides have already had major impacts in Rwanda. Soil erosion and droughts are some of the effects that rainfall variability have on agriculture. These impacts have been recogni...

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long Term Development Objectives in Zambia

Governments, civil society, the private sector, governments, civil society and individuals in Africa are making critical investment decisions about the near-term development of their nations and localities. The impacts of climate change can determ...

Using Climate Information for Large-Scale Hydropower Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

In this policy brief the focus is mainly on port infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change risks are investigated as well as the use of climate services in decision-making. Recommendations are made for actions to enhance the resilienc...

Promoting the Use of Climate Information to Achieve Long-Term Development Objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the Future Climate for Africa Scoping Phase

The impacts of climate change are currently being felt by people and communities. However, many of the most severe impacts will be felt in the decades to come. Significant barriers emerge in an effort to achieve long-term development objectives,...

Shaping the Durban Platform: Latin America and the Caribbean in a future High Ambition Deal

"After the longest session on record, governments at the COP17 in Durban in December 2011 agreed to negotiate by 2015 a climate deal to enter into force in 2020. The Durban Platform for enhanced Action defied predictions that the meeting in Sou...

Strengthening Climate Resilience in African Cities A Framework for Working with Informality

"The aim of this framework document is to provide guidance on how to build the resilience and sustainability of African cities by collaboratively working to reduce the vulnerability of residents, local businesses and public infrastructure and serv...

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Africa: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

"This summary highlights the key findings of the SREX report from an African perspective, including an assessment of the science and the implications of this for society and sustainable development. The SREX report considers the effects of clima...

Close to Home : Subnational Strategies for Climate Compatible Development

"The battle for climate compatible development will be won or lost at the subnational level: in provinces, districts and cities. National governments depend on subnational actors to implement climate policies. What is more, innovation in climate c...

How Can the Green Climate Fund Initiate a Paradigm Shift?

"World leaders and governments paved the way for the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements made at the Conference of Parties (COPs) in Copenhagen (2009) ...

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