Funded by DFID, CDKN will link 60 developing countries with leading climate and development experts, allowing them to commission and share knowledge on how best to tackle the effects of climate change.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers-led alliance managing the network includes the Overseas Development Institute, FundacíonFuturoLatinoamericano, LEAD International, South South North and Intrac.
The CDKN provides developing country policymakers in government and civil society with information and advice to help them make long term policy and investment decisions, that are resilient to climate change, and consistent with low carbon development. It will support decision-makers in developing countries in three main ways:
Generating and providing access to the latest research related to climate change impacts and mitigation strategies across the network, providing applicable evidence for their policy development
Providing direct support and building capacity in developing countries to develop plans to meet climate change adaptation or mitigation needs
Helping to develop a global community of practice working on Climate Change and Development
The funding of the Network is part of the UK’s commitment to climate finance for developing countries. Focusing on bridging the knowledge gap, it will be one piece of the jigsaw to enable low carbon and climate resilient policy decisions and investment in these countries.
The main target audiences are decision-makers in developing countries, both in government and non-government organizations. The information and resources made however, will be available and accessible and be of value to many other audiences including businesses, researchers, journalists, and civil society groups.
A broad range of stakeholders will be involved to deliver the Climate and Development Knowledge Network’s program. By connecting up different interest groups, and bringing in a range of perspectives and expertise, the relevance and reach of the network will be maximized.