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Small-scale Fisheries in a Modernising Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in Mozambique

"Mozambique is in a period of rapid transition. Since the end of civil war in 1992 sound governance, infrastructure investments and support from the donor community have helped to boost commerce and tourism. However, it is the recent discovery of ...

Towards a Green Economy: Exploring the potential of forestry in Tanzania through the Green Growth Platform

"Green Growth is vital for sustainable development due to its consideration for social and environmental components that compliment, rather than work against the economic elements. Foresty and related activities are an ideal sector where the eli...

Comments on the Carbon Tax Policy Paper issued by National Treasury in May 2013

"Climate change is real and already being observed – and it is a problem with some specific features. Climate change is a long-term problem requiring urgent solutions. For South Africa and globally, it is primarily an energy problem, that is, redu...

South African Approaches to Measuring, Reporting and Verifying: A Scoping Report

"The South African government announced its intention to make emissions data reporting mandatory for emitters of more than a 0.1Mt of greenhouse gases per year in the 2011 National Climate Change Response White Paper. The government intends to est...

Governing Africa's Mangroves: A Sustainable Future

"Despite their widely recognised socioeconomic and ecological value, mangroves are among the world’s most threatened vegetation types. More than a fifth of the world’s mangroves have been lost over the past 30 years alone, and many surviving fores...

Chasing an Elusive Agreement: What Smaller Countries (i.e. G77+China) Need to do to Influence Climate Change Negotiations?

"As the world is converging at Warsaw, Poland, for the 19th session of climate change negotiations, questions still exist as to whether these negotiations will ever yield tangible benefits for smaller states and developing economies. Past sessions...

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy Making in Mali

"The discussion above has shown that the disengagement of the state from the agricultural sector through “the imposition” of international financial institutions has negatively impacted the development of family farms. Other factors constraining t...

Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change and Smallholder Farmer’s Entrepreneurship:A Case Study of the Central and Western Regions of Liberia

"The principal objective of the study is to assess the extent to which agricultural productivity and climate change impact affect smallholder farmers’ entrepreneurship in Western and Central Regions of Liberia. The specific objectives are: to dete...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 13, no. 2, 2013

The first article “Conflict and conflict resolution in Africa: Engaging the colonial factor” seeks to understand the ineffectiveness of efforts at conflict management in overcoming the disasters that brought the conflicts to the African continent....

Supporting International Climate Negotiators: A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

"The poorest and most climate vulnerable countries have the most to lose from climate change, but are often unable to fully represent their interests in international climate negotiations. Since July 2011, CDKN’s Negotiations Support programme ha...

Guidelines for the Selection of Long-Range Energy Systems Modelling Platforms to Support MAPS Processes

"A number of countries in South America, including Peru, Brazil, Chile and Colombia are collaborating on long-term national climate planning through the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) platform. Under MAPS, countries explore different...

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...

Making Renewable Energy Affordable: the South African Renewables Initiative

"South Africa is a country with a predominantly coal-fired electricity system and ever-growing energy needs. Use of renewable energy resources for electricity generation is currently almost non-existent, but the potential is great. Through its ne...

South Africa’s Municipal Integrated Development Plans

"The IDP is the principal statutory planning instrument for local governments in South Africa. In both cities, climate change interventions were initiated prior to the inclusion of climate change as a strategic priority in the IDP, which almost c...

From Vulnerability to Resilience: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger

"Challenging climatic conditions, limited arable land, intense population pressures and a history of political upheaval have undermined Niger’s development prospects – 60% of its people live on less than $1 per day. For decades, Nigerien farmers c...

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,...

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 8

"Rwanda is pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy. This publication summarises CDKN’s partnership work with Rwanda to date, highlighting key achievements and signposting further information.In “Rwanda: Pioneering steps toward...

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 c...

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