This inside story draws out lessons from a CDKN project which focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market in Peru, aiming to develop a broader understanding of the key actors, structure and dynamics of the current energy market.
ESSENTIAL: Building climate resilience in cities
This CDKN Essential summarises CDKN’s work to mainstream climate compatible development in cities of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean – with some illustrative examples.
Over half of the world’s population now resides in cities – that is, 54% of the global population or 4 billion people. And the urbanising trend shows no sign of slowing, with the urban population increasing by 57 million people per year.
CDKN is pleased to launch its latest publication on climate finance: New markets for green bonds: A guide to understanding the building blocks and enablers of a green bond market, by Jon Williams, Andy Jones and Sarah Pickin, PwC UK.
This guide has been developed in response to the interest of developing markets in the potential for capital markets to connect institutional private capital with projects that deliver positive environmental impact. Green bonds are a vehicle for doing this.
REPORT: 10 propositions for success: Integrating international climate change commitments into national development planning
A new report by Neil Bird of ODI and Claire Monkhouse and Katharine Booth of CDKN examines how to support the successful integration of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development planning.
Out of 2.7 million hectares of agricultural land in Nepal, only 1.3 Mha have irrigation facilities. The majority of irrigation systems are small and medium-scale. Agriculture is a mainstay of the economy of Nepal, providing about 33% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting the livelihoods of most of the population. Livelihoods based on agriculture are vulnerable due to the monsoon climate and the topography.
A new CDKN working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.
This knowledge package draws on three CDKN-funded projects that took place in the Caribbean over the last decade. It gives an introduction to the CARIWIG datasets and visualisation tools and provides examples of how they have been applied through real-world case studies in the Caribbean. All resources on which this knowledge package is based can be accessed through the resources section.
African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges.
The Future Climate for Africa report, Africa’s climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information, is designed as a guide for scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners on the continent.
ACCCRN works at the nexus of climate change, vulnerable and poor communities, and urbanization. ACCCRN programme through its collective knowledge and evidence pooling had built an emerging practice area of urban climate change resilience (UCCR). This synthesis report considers the effort undertaken in India during the last ve years and also showcases the evidence from cities involved in developing the City Resilience Strategy and practical interventions adopted to create urban resilience. Synthesis Report on ACCCRN India is brought out in two volumes.
Indian cities are undergoing rapid urbanization and their resource footprints are growing. As the cities grow and demand for natural resources grow, they face competition and conflicts with other users in the region and hydrological basin, resulting in shortages and scarcities in cities. The climate change exacerbates these conflicts.