Dear Climate-L readers,
CDKN has three announcements – a renewed partnership with Eldis, advance notice for an upcoming research call, and a new Policy Brief, ‘Climate change and poverty reduction’ written by Simon Anderson of IIED. Read more below...
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network and Eldis have recently renewed their partnership to enhance access to a wide range of climate change research and policy resources.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (www.cdkn.org) is an initiative designed to support developing countries in tackling the challenges posed by climate change. The network counts PwC, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth amongst its members.
Eldis, an Institute of Development Studies research portal (www.eldis.org), maintains an ever-growing collection of editorially-selected and summarised full-text, online documents from over 7500 publishers. All documents are available free of charge.
CDKN and Eldis are expanding the climate change resource guide with the addition of 700 research and policy documents over the coming year and working to identify key national climate change policy resources for Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Caribbean region, El Salvador, Ecuador and Colombia.
If you have relevant resources that you would like to share on Eldis, please contact Fatema Rajabali: email@example.com
For more information on CDKN contact Tristan Stubbs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the climate change research and policy resources we already have on the Eldis climate change guide: http://bit.ly/eldisclimatechange
CDKN ADVANCE NOTICE:
Research Call on Climate Compatible Development
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports developing countries to deliver climate compatible development. We offer advice and technical assistance, cutting-edge research, strategic knowledge sharing and partnership building. Within the research stream, we make periodic global and regional research calls on specific topics, and we also have an ongoing innovation fund which supports smaller research projects.
The CDKN is pleased to give you advance notice of a new global research call to open on Thursday 1st September 2011. The closing date for applications will be 24th October 2011.
The call will cover two themes:
i) Climate Compatible Development, including low carbon growth, and policy processes
ii) Disaster Risk Management and Resilience
Specific sub-questions will be released on 1st September 2011 as part of the full call documentation. These will be made available on the CDKN website.
We are looking for excellent, ambitious proposals for applied research of up to £500,000 (British pounds) in value for projects of 18-24 months’ duration and will award funding for up to eight research projects, to a total call value of £4 million (British pounds).
CDKN seeks to fund research of the highest scientific standards with clear policy impact. The CDKN is therefore committed to: expanding existing knowledge and theoretical understandings, fostering direct integration between researchers and policy makers throughout the research process, including partners based in the global south, and encouraging effective mutual capacity building between all partners (northern-based partners are welcome to apply, and will need to develop research alongside southern-based partners).
On Thursday 1st September, we will publish and circulate full details of the call, including specific research questions that CDKN has identified as priority for focus, full eligibility criteria for projects and application processes. Please note we are unable to give out further details of the call at this stage, but will be happy to answer any questions from 1st September 2011.
If you have not signed up to the CDKN newsletter yet and you wish to receive notification of this call directly when it is announced, please register with Franziska Schwarz on email@example.com.
CDKN releases new Policy Brief: Climate change and poverty reduction
By Simon Anderson, Head of the Climate Change Group at IIED
CDKN’s new Policy Brief outlines the impacts of climate change on achieving and sustaining development goals. It reviews the evidence gap on climate effects on poverty, and recommends how to ensure effective development in the face of climate change.
Key messages from the Policy Brief:
· More variable climates are making it harder for the poor to climb out and stay out of poverty.
· Stronger evidence is required on how climate makes poverty harder to eradicate.
· For development to be climate-resilient, policy instruments to reduce poverty and enable adaptation must be integrated, and designed in a way that includes the climate-vulnerable poor.
· Identifying how mitigation strategies can also reduce poverty and support adaptation is an important part of climate-resilient development.
Read the report here.
Jessica Sinclair Taylor | Global Communications Assistant | CDKN: Climate and Development Knowledge Network
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