Urban Resilience Planning in Bangladesh: CDKN Asia Unveils Policy Brief at Gobeshona Conference

CDKN Asia released a policy brief “Local Urban Resilience Plans Using Climate Adaptation Indicators: Development and Integration in National Planning Processes” on the 24th of January 2021, during an online session at the Gobeshona Global Conference. The policy brief presents a snapshot of the policies on climate change and resilience building measures in Bangladesh, and 

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CDKN Asia Partners Release Knowledge Products on Climate-Smart Solutions

Focusing on strengthening climate resilience and climate-smart technologies, CDKN KBP partners in Nepal and Bangladesh have brought out knowledge products for local governments, extension workers and policymakers. The Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Nepal, has released a step-by-step guide to help facilitate collaborative water forums or Pani Chautaris as a tool. Specifically, this guidebook 

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CapaCITIES Project Consortium Signs MoU with Gujarat for Phase II Implementation

The Government of Gujarat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 20th of January 2021 with the Implementing Agency (IA) of the CapaCITIES project to formalise cooperation with the urban development and climate change departments of the state. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the implementation of the second phase 

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Five things the Biden-Harris Administration could do to use the strength of cities to help meet the Paris Goals

Written by Angie Fyfe, Director of ICLEI USA, and Yunus Arikan, ICLEI’s Director of Global Advocacy When his inauguration as the forty-sixth President of the United States is complete, Joe Biden will reenter the U.S. into the Paris Climate Agreement. This action will create positive momentum around the world and align the world’s biggest economies 

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Sustainability officers respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis with renewed determination

This piece originally appeared in Cities Today. In Turku, Finland, sustainability meetings and events have gone virtual, reaching much larger audiences. The City of uMhlathuze, South Africa, has developed a programme to promote more home-based businesses. Oakland in the United States has established a new food systems ordinance to encourage more urban gardens. Far from 

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Urban95 Phase 1 Closure Workshop Takes Stock of Achievements, Way Forward

ICLEI South Asia organised two online sessions, with support from the Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) and Bernard van Leer Foundation, as part of a closure workshop to share the learnings from the Urban95 programme Phase I in Udaipur. The project team shared the process of Udaipur’s transformation into an infant, toddler and caregiver (ITC) friendly 

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CDKN Supports Two Cities in South Asia to Conduct VLRs

Dhulikhel Municipality in Nepal and Singra Municipality in Bangladesh, in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), have committed to conduct a voluntary local review (VLR) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  ICLEI South Asia is supporting the municipalities in developing the 

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Gangtok’s LBSAP Emphasises Climate-Smart Development and Biodiversity Conservation

The city corporation of Gangtok has accepted the Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) developed by ICLEI South Asia under the INTERACT-Bio project, which is supported by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany. The LBSAP envisions a prosperous Gangtok that focuses on climate-smart development, while ensuring the conservation of its cultural and 

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Nagpur’s Oranges Give City’s Illustrated Biodiversity Map a Unique Flavour

ICLEI South Asia has developed the Illustrated Urban Biodiversity Map of Nagpur, as part of the assignment to develop a People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) of the city. Smt. Buveneswari S., CEO, Nagpur Smart, and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited – which has supported this initiative along with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation – released the map 

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