Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Founding Year: 2010


Budget:  £ 106.4m

Simon Maxwell (Executive Chair)

Is a partnership between SouthSouthNorth (SSN) in South Africa, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia in Delhi, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) in Quito, and the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) aiming to uphold “human development and environmental sustainability.” It strives to enable decision-makers in developing countries to come up with sustainable and climate compatible solutions by providing them with the necessary research, consult and technical assistance. In order to achieve this, it collaborates with public, private and non-governmental sectors both nationally and internationally. CDKN is funded by several donors such as the Royal Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), the UK Department for International Development and (DGIS) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). 


  • Climate compatible development strategies and plans: participatory planning methods to foster partnerships between actors within different sectors.
  • Climate finance: developing countries need an estimated US$100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020.
  • Climate-related disaster risk management: e.g. Ahmedabad India’s Heat Action Plan.
  • Supporting climate negotiators from most vulnerable countriese.g. the Latin American Platform on Climate (2009) to develop national dialogue processes between governments and civil society.




Climate and Development Knowledge Network contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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