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Inside stories on climate compatible development


The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), in partnership with the International Development Law Organisation, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Acclimatise and the World Resources Institute, has developed a series of policy briefs that highlight how climate compatible development can be achieved in a range of developing countries.

When decision makers in government, business and civil society speak to us about their aims and needs, they often ask about ‘best practice’ in other countries or, indeed, mistakes to avoid. Key questions usually include:

  • What are the leading innovations in integrating climate change planning with economic growth strategies and poverty reduction?
  • What are the biggest challenges faced along the way: institutional, financial, political, technical?

This series of policy briefs aim to answer these questions by exploring the ‘Inside stories on climate compatible development’. Click on the countries below to access them:

  • Developing a comprehensive disaster management programme – Bangladesh
  • Supporting a thriving solar water heating industry – Barbados
  • Building the world’s larges wind power market – China
  • Harnessing market mechanisms for sustainable development – China
  • Analysing vulnerability: a multi-dimensional approach – Colombia
  • Private conservation agreements support conservation action – Ecuador
  • Going after adaptation co-benefits with REDD+ –  Fiji
  • Strengthening climate resilience – Grenada
  • Transforming into a solar power – India
  • Creating market support for energy efficiency: India’s Perform, Achieve and Trade scheme – India
  • Moratorium on forest exploitation – Indonesia
  • Accessing the Adaptation Fund: lessons from accrediting NIEs in Jamaica and Senegal – Jamaica and Senegal
  • Harnessing geothermal energy – Kenya
  • Producing the first regional climate accord in Mexico – Mexico
  • Moving from vulnerability to resilience through farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) – Niger
  • Mainstreaming climate resilience into government – Philippines
  • South Africa’s municipal integrated development plans – South Africa
  • Making renewable energy affordable – South Africa
  • Becoming a global forerunner for REDD+ through a national readiness strategy – Tanzania
  • Achieving development goals through renewable energy – Tanzania
  • Benefits sharing from REDD+ – Viet Nam
  • Using an integrated system of agroforestry to reduce climate change vulnerability and insecurity – Zambia

View all of CDKN’s inside stories here.