Climate change is a complex and multi-faceted problem, and society is only now grasping the full extent to which lives, jobs and environment are sensitive to a changing climate. Effective decision-making will be needed in many areas if we are to build a climate resilient future, and access to climate knowledge will be foundational to achieving this. There is a growing demand for climate information and knowledge as actors try to “operationalize” climate compatible development. The availability of climate change information and the ability of decision makers to apply it meaningfully remains a challenge: there is a lot of information, but often the format, quality and relevance is poor. There is a growing recognition that practioners in the climate space require access to credible, high quality information that is tailored to specific circumstances.
Number of knowledge products developed
Success of knowledge basis projects
Number of thematic events in the region
Level of outreach and engagement with subnational and national governments and partners
Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact
Established in 2010, CDKN is a demand-led network that helps developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve climate compatible development goals. Through this project, CDKN is shifting from knowledge generating and technical assistance to knowledge brokering. It endeavours to get the right information to the right people and create an enabling environment for implementation and scaling climate and development actions in order to drive inclusive, sustainable and climate resilient development, and enhance the quality of life for the poorest and most vulnerable to climate change. ICLEI’s role is to facilitate knowledge brokering through making information and learning on climate compatible development easier to access and use for the Asia region.