CDKN and CRIDF
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 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.
The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) targets infrastructure development in transboundary water basins. By doing so, CRIDF is facilitating enhanced cooperation between stakeholders in shared river basins and is strengthening the evidence base for demonstrating the national benefits of cooperation on shared waters. In this way, CRIDF aims to contribute to peaceful, climate resilient and sustainable planning and management of southern Africa’s shared waters, and generate current and future benefits for the region’s poorest.
Join us on Tuesday 30 August from 16:00 - 17.30 in room FH 202 to discuss mainstreaming climate resilience into water infrastructure.
Integrating Climate Resilience into Infrastructure Planning in Southern AfricaA Case Study focusing on CRIDFs tools for integrating climate risk and resilience thingking into infrastructure projects.
Working towards regional water, food and energy security through Virtual Water considerationsCRIDF is using the concept of Virtual Water to support alternative approaches to power and agricultural security in the region and help to reconcile the food, water and energy nexus in a time of climate change.
Policy Brief: Hydropower in the Zambezi River basin at risk due to changing climate and increased irrigationhttp://cdkn.org/resource/hydropower-in-the-zambezi-river-basin-at-risk-due-to-changing-climate-and-increased-irrigation/?loclang=en_gb
This policy brief is among the output from a research initiative designed to address the major uncertainties facing hydropower development in the Zambezi region, and to deepen understanding among stakeholders of the risks to hydropower from changes in cl
Policy Brief: Amazonia security agendahttp://cdkn.org/resource/policy-brief-amazonia-security-agenda/?loclang=en_gb
The reliance on water resources for biofuel production and hydropower generation, coupled with increasing demands by industry and urban centres, is a unifying factor across sectoral policies and highlights the need to strengthen integrated water manageme
Economic assessment of the impacts of climate change in Ugandahttp://cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Uganda_CC-Economics_MPANGA_Case-study2.pdf
In Uganda, the potential exists for significant conflict between the energy and water supply sectors over the use of river water. This potential is likely to be exacerbated by socioeconomic development and climate change, both of which will place signifi
Policy Brief: Using climate information for large-scale hydropower planning in sub-Saharan Africahttp://cdkn.org/resource/climate-change-data-hydropower-planning-sub-saharan-africa/?loclang=en_gb
How could Africa’s changing climate affect the performance of large dams, decades from now? And what should policy-makers and investors be doing about it? That’s the subject of a new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa programme and CDKN.\r\n
Policy Brief: Using climate information for large-scale hydropower planning in sub-Saharan Africahttp://cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/FCFA_PolicyBrief_DAMS_Final_WEB.pdf
This policy brief focuses on large hydropower infrastructure in subSaharan\r\nAfrica. It investigates the climate change risks and the use of\r\nclimate services in decision-making and makes recommendations for\r\nactions to enhance the resilience of hydropowe
Examining the utility and use of long-term climate information for hydropower schemes in sub-Saharan Africahttp://www.futureclimateafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/hydropower.pdf
The paper investigates the current and potential use of long-term climate information for decision-making for hydropower schemes in sub-Saharan Africa
REPORT: 10 things to know: Gender equality and achieving climate goalshttp://cdkn.org/resource/report-10-things-know-gender-equality-achieving-climate-goals/?loclang=en_gb
Although climate change and poverty are increasingly recognised as interlinked global problems, responses from governments and development agencies often focus on their scientific and economic dimensions only. This guide highlights the advantages and cha