New report provides practical guidance for using climate information to make informed decisions on climate resilient water management

A new paper released by the Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme, shows how climate information can be used effectively to inform decisions related to climate resilient water management (CRWM). 

The paper provides practical recommendations on how best to use and integrate climate information into decision making processes, coupled with case studies showing what this looks like in a variety of different contexts. 

ESSENTIAL: Risk-related resettlement and relocation in urban areas

This CDKN Essentials summarises recommendations on the appropriateness of, and best practices for, urban resettlement and relocation as a response to disaster risk.

In cities worldwide, inequalities are high. Low-income populations suffer disproportionately the impacts of climatic and other hazard events, as well as being exposed to everyday health and human security risks. Within these populations, women, the elderly, disabled people and those belonging to particular ethnic or social groups may be especially vulnerable.

ESSENTIAL: Building climate resilience in cities

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.

GUIDE: New markets for green bonds

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.

Framework for effectiveness and resilience of small and medium-scale irrigation systems in Nepal

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.

Climate data for the Caribbean

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.

Africa's Climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

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.