Adapting to climate
change with decentralized
renewable energy in
Henry David Venema
and Moussa Cisse
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The Climate Change Knowledge Network (CCKN) came together in 1998 to open and increase the exchange of knowledge and research expertise between developed and developing countries on climate change-related activities and to make this knowledge accessible throughout the world. Through the cross fertilization of ideas and collaborative efforts within the network, the CCKN strives to strengthen the pool of knowledge on climate change that can inform the international policy process on this issue.
\u2022 promote a more effective, sustainable and equitable climate change regime through capacity building, research and communication on issues such as the Kyoto mechanisms, adaptation and technology transfer;
\u2022 improve dialogue and exchange among industrialized and developing countries in an effort to enhance understanding of the linkages between climate change and sustainable development in all regions; and
The CCKN puts a particular emphasis on using its unique combination of substantive, technical and geographic expertise and perspectives to build the capacity of developing countries to respond to climate change in a manner consistent with their own sustainable development priorities.
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