SouthSouthNorth is committed to sharing our research, findings and learning in order to promote best practice. A few of the latest publications from our programmes can be found below. For comprehensive libraries of all programme-related outputs, visit the respective programme resource pages.

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

Category: Projects


The IPCC has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), is the work of 830 expert authors from 85 countries and its first three volumes already stretch to 5,000+ pages.

Now, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and the Overseas Development Institute have released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Africa.

Download the executive summary and media tool kit – with free images and infographics – here.

An infographic from CDKN's executive summary of the IPCC's AR5 depicting future climate trends for Africa.

An infographic from CDKN’s executive summary of the IPCC’s AR5 depicting future climate trends for Africa.

EVENT: Outreach on the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report in Ethiopia and Uganda

Category: News, Resources

CDKN is collaborating with the Governments of Ethiopia and Uganda to bring the key messages of the Fifth Assessment Report to audiences at two events in August. Carl Wesselink, CDKN regional director: Africa, will be presenting at both events along with IPCC authors.

Policy Brief: How to build Consensus in Climate Change Negotiations

Category: Briefs


This policy brief was the result of an event convened by CDKN and PwC in October 2012 at which leading thinkers presented their ideas for increasing the collective global ambition for climate action.

Development and Mitigation Forum: Call for abstracts

Category: Projects


Convened and supported by the MAPS Programme, the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town together with the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi are hosting the Development and Mitigation Forum in Cape Town in January 2014. The Forum is conceptualised as a platform to share experience on development and mitigation, from a developing country perspective. It is part of a series of collaborative events hosted by Southern research institutions to stimulate conversation around global and national climate governance of development and climate change, both in the context of local planning and in the lead up to negotiation of the 2015 UNFCCC agreement.

Technical support paper: Marginal abatement cost curves

Category: Papers


This paper explains different approaches to using Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves as a mitigation decision tool. It also demonstrates appropriate interpretation of MAC curves through illustrated examples.

Climate and Development Outlook: May 2013 – Special Edition on Negotiations Support

Category: Newsletters


This dition of Climate and Development Outlook (May 2013) turns the spotlight on the global climate negotiations, as nations gather in Bonn for meetings of the UNFCCC. CDKN believes that international climate change agreements should reflect and respond to the poorest and most climate-vulnerable countries’ concerns. That’s why we are working to help leaders and negotiators from these countries to become informed, active, networked and influential actors in the global climate talks.