FEATURE: Brazil deforestation – Politics, crime and logging endanger Amazonia

In a wide-ranging report, CDKN’s Miren Gutierrez says there is no time for complacency about the condition and threats to the Brazilian Amazon. Statistics show that some indicators of Amazon destruction have been rising for quite some time, and illegal logging is a key factor. In fact, illegal timber activity in the Brazilian Amazon “spiked since 2015,…

DESTACADO: Árboles, ganado y dinámicas de poder en Colombia

Miren Gutierrez, de CDKN, explora dilemas y oportunidades reales para el desarrollo compatible con el clima en Colombia. Es probable que, en el escenario post-conflicto en Colombia, nuevos retos llamen la atención de la gente. Enfrentar duros cuestionamientos sobre el desarrollo, al mismo tiempo que se es consecuente con los compromisos climáticos internacionales, será uno…

Trees, cattle and power dynamics in Colombia

What do trees and cattle have in common? Read my new CDKN article on this issue. Nowhere are development vs. climate change dilemmas and synergies clearer than in the Colombian cattle business. This land intensive system has been responsible for 90% of forest loss in the Amazon region from 2005 until 2010 –mostly in the…

FEATURE: Where does Bangladesh climate policy go, after Paris?

CDKN’s Miren Gutierrez investigates the development trade-offs under hot discussion in Bangladesh as the country contemplates delivering its national climate commitments, following the Paris conference (COP21).  As countries continue devising their climate action plans, aid for developing countries in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change remains on the negotiating table. For nations like…

FEATURE: Resilient housing – A flourishing sector

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FEATURE: Climate finance landscape – Developing countries still in great need, but private sector shifts give hope

CDKN’s Miren Gutierrez takes the measure of latest developments in the global climate finance landscape, including a read-out from Chief Executive Sam Bickersteth and developments in India and Nepal.  Climate funds have been recently in the news because of a press release on May 25th in which the Green Climate Fund (GCF) admitted that, although…

OPINIÓN: Más allá de París – Lucha contra el cambio climático es una cuestión de supervivencia para El Salvador

A su regreso de las conversaciones sobre cambio climático en París (COP21) -en diciembre pasado-, la Ministra del Ambiente de El Salvador, Lina Pohl, pareció satisfecha con el hecho de que el nuevo acuerdo recoja viejas demandas de Centroamérica y otros países vulnerables, tal como se señala en esta entrevista realizada por Miren Gutiérrez de CDKN.…

OPINION: After Paris – “Pakistan has a long way to go to get from intended to implemented” – Ali T. Sheikh

With melting glaciers of the Himalayas threatening the flows of many of its most important rivers, Pakistan has a lot at stake from climate change. The climate in Pakistan has become unpredictable. Furthermore, this country contributes less than 1% to global greenhouse gas emissions. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CDKN´s Asia Director, examines the challenges and prospects opened up…