India has suffered from many disasters in its recent history, both natural and climate-related, and these continue to cause devastation. In November 2015, floods in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killed over 370 people and damaged crops worth US$190 m.

Climate variability in the Caribbean may cause tropical storms and hurricanes to become more intense in the future, although perhaps not more frequent. Intense storms carry extreme, flood-inducing rainfall, and cause storm surges that can inundate coastal lowlands, affecting tourism, agriculture and major infrastructure.

Pakistan’s energy sector is in crisis. Inadequate electricity supplies cost the country US$14 bn annually and some 11,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operate at just 60% of capacity.

Women’s economic contribution to India’s rapid economic growth is now being recognised and supported by the Government of India through concrete policy and financial measures.

This report provides information about the current “adaptation deficit” present in Uganda and the negative consequences and costs that climate variability already has on the Ugandan economy, and is expected to have under future climate change scenarios.

Pakistan is among the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, but ranks among the highest in terms of vulnerability to climate change. Its high dependency on the Indus River system makes it particularly vulnerable to the increasing rate of glacial melt and erratic monsoon patterns.

CDKN has been working with a range of expert organisations to provide technical assistance to nine developing countries as they prepare their INDCs for submission to the UNFCCC by October 2015.

This work explores the implications of a potential international climate agreement on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Governments are due to

Guide to INDCs - provides practical guidance to Least Developed Countries on how to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the UNFCCC. INDCs are contributions by the Parties to the UNFCCC towards achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention: to prevent dangerous human interference with the Earth’s climate.

This case study explains the vulnerability and exposure of Valenzuela City to flood risk and elaborates on the impacts caused by the frequent flooding.