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Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN

"This edition of Climate and Development Outlook provides examples of lessons learned in a wide range of activities by our partners across the developing world. You can read about national climate finance initiatives by the governments of Rwanda, C…

Climate and Development Outlook: Issue No 7

This issue deals with negotiations support. The first article covers climate diplomacy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands as they are coping with drought and rising sea levels. The second article looks at the new digital divide where global cli…

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 3

In this newsletter the first article title: Raising the voice of Mountain Governments covers the Government of Nepal need to become a world leader in highlighting the special needs and interests of mountain regions in a changing climate. Protecting…

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 c…

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 cli…

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 s…

Defining Climate Compatible Development

"Climate compatible development is development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future. Climate change and responses to it are …

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 South…

A Comparative Analysis of Emerging Institutional Arrangements for Domestic MRV in Developing Countries

"In brief, this paper presents key findings from the literature on MRV, specifically on the design and implementation of domestic MRV systems. It discusses the various domestic MRV schemes that were presented in our workshop, in terms of the contex…

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, wit…

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 com…

Information Lives of the Poor Fighting Poverty with Technology

"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to disasters, conflicts, and emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even margi…

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 ho…

Unitary Taxation in Federal and Regional Integrated Markets

This paper compares and analyses the approaches to unitary taxation in federal and regional integrated markets. It also explores the potential application of unitary taxation in the context of regional economic communities within Africa, East Asia,…

Co-operation in the South Atlantic Zone: Amplifying the African Agenda

"South Africa’s foreign policy prioritises peaceful and sustainable growth in Africa by maximising its external engagements in increasingly strategic ways. Until now, Brazil has formed the pivot of South Africa’s engagements in South America, with …

Manufacturing Employment Elasticity and Its Drivers in Developing and Emerging Countries : Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper does not try to provide comprehensive analysis of the de-industrialization process, deeply addressed by researchers, but rather assess to what extent manufacturing activities, limited as they are, are inclusive in sub-Saharan Africa, com…

Coopération Contre la Criminalité Transnationale : Cas de la Zone de Paix et de Coopération de l’Atlantique Sud – ZOPACAS/ Cooperation Against Transnational Crime: The Case of the Peace Zone and of Cooperation with the South Atlantic

While the threats, which transnational organized crime presented in the 1970s, were seen as secondary, the change in its nature, the increase in its risks and it being increasingly stigmatized as responsible for political instabilities and certain i…

Global Constitutionalism in Global Health Governance and Regional Responses: Exploring African and Latin American Compulsory License Regimes

This paper discusses conditions under which a regional compulsory license (CL) regime can be feasible and useful for African and Latin (especially) South American regional organizations. We focus on the African Union (AU), the Southern African Dev…

Regional Integration and Poverty: How do Southern Regionalisms Embed Norms and Practices of Social Development through Health Governance and Diplomacy?

Regional organisations are moving away from traditional market-based goals to embrace issues of welfare and social development, yet little is known what role, if any, regional organisations can play in policy formation that is conducive to embed a…

Latin America's Uncoordinated Response in Tackling COVID-19

The response of Latin American countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has been nationalistic, uncoordinated and varied in terms of effectiveness. Unlike in Africa, where there has been a great deal of coordinated action by continental bodies charged wit…

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