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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...

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...

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...

Planning Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Experience

"Effective planning can both help make development resilient to the impacts of climate change and help policymakers identify opportunities to harness development benefits from lowering emissions. In developing countries, such planning requires the...

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...

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 ...

Harnessing Geothermal Energy: The Case of Kenya

"Kenya’s heavy reliance on hydroelectricity production has made the country vulnerable to climate change impacts, such as drought and erratic rainfall patterns. Kenya needs to develop a more resilient and stable supply of electricity, while rapidl...

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) ...

Climate Diplomacy: Seeing the Bigger Picture

"Climate diplomacy is the practice of managing negotiations under the current international climate regime. One of its aims is to deliver a global agreement in 2015 that will limit the global temperature increase to a maximum of 2°C and creat...

Direct Access to the Adaptation Fund: Lessons from accrediting NIEs in Jamaica and Senegal

"This policy brief explores the experiences of two of the earliest accredited NIEs: the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and Senegal’s Centre de Suivi Écologique (CSE). Their experiences during the AF accreditation process uncover key chall...

Climate and Development Outlook: Issue No 4

This document covers various operations regarding climate change negotiation programmes. This issue covers the following articles: Negotiations programme gives island states a greater voice describes the benefits of CDKN’s advocacy fund for the Re...

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 1

In this document the first article “Towards action in the Caribbean” discusses this island nation’s vulnerability to extreme weather events and sea level rise. Their economies are also heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels. That’s why climate...

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 2

In this document, knowledge is shared on climate compatible development. The key issues were discussed under the following headings: Pakistan's Post Flood reconstruction describes CDKN's involvement with the project. CDKN launches IPCC report on c...

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...

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