The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. We work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. We hold strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.

What we do

CDKN is able to provide support through its alliance organisations and procure the best services from around the world. We strive to deliver the highest quality technical advice, forge uniquely effective partnerships, and drive the latest and best thinking on climate compatible development.

Within the broad scope of climate compatible development, we work across four strategic themes:

  • Climate compatible development strategies and plans
  • Improving developing countries’ access to climate finance
  • Strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management
  • Supporting climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries

Who we are

The Climate Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD International, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth.

How we are funded

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is funded over an initial five-year period from March 2010 by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). Additional funding commitment has since been made by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Madre de Dios, Peru - by CIFOR.

IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

This CDKN blog describes why we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people.

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Amazon, credit CIAT - Neil Palmer

The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report – What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Blog: Maria Jose Pacha says that the IPCC's 1.5C Report implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America that takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once.

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Millet crop - credit DFID

Three key private finance initiatives for financing a 1.5°C target

Kamleshan Pillay, CDKN’s Climate Finance Lead, outlines three potentially game-changing initiatives to enhance private finance of climate action, in response to the release of the IPCC Special Report

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ladies _CDKN

Co-producing climate knowledge

'Co-production’ of climate knowledge is far from easy to achieve in practice. This article looks at what we mean by 'co-production', the challenges involved, and how we can move forward.

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Agriculture in Nepal, courtesy Mountain Partnership.

Learning from seven years of climate compatible development in Asia

A report by CDKN explores the value of stimulating climate compatible development at multiple levels of governance - drawing on seven years of work by in India, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan.

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irrigation in nepal

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

This paper synthesises the findings from a CDKN-funded project and is intended for policy-makers and implementers working in Nepal’s irrigation sector under uncertain conditions.

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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.

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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.

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