African economies are looking to achieve high levels of economic growth in the next few decades, predominantly in growing urban centres. By 2035, roughly half of Africa’s population will live in its rapidly expanding cities.

The effectiveness of national energy policy will be decisive for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Solar energy is playing an important role in Ethiopia’s rural electrification by providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across the country.

Over a third of the carbon mitigation needed annually to keep global temperature rise below 2°C could be met by reforestation and reducing global deforestation. Expectations for the concept of REDD+, which aims to incentivise developing countries to keep forests standing, were initially very high.

This guide describes how a heatwave action research initiative in Ahmedabad, India has evolved into policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership.

How can governments, international programmes and other stakeholders create an enabling environment for private investment in climate action? This new paper from Charlotte Ellis and Kamleshan Pillay shares the following key lessons from CDKN’s experience: Private sector engagement requires a country-based and context-specific approach.

The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, all in 2015, highlights the strength of international commitment behind climate compatible development.

This working paper addresses the following question: are climate change-related expenditures starting to appear in national budgets to secure the early implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)?

This report documents interviews with stakeholders conducted in India, Kenya and Ethiopia to begin to understand how they do, and could, use the science of extreme event attribution (EEA), so that any future analyses in the region can take account of user needs.

Incorporating climate risk management into infrastructure planning and design is critical to building societal resilience and protecting economic growth.

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