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LAOS: Floods highlight disaster-preparedness needs

LAOS: Floods highlight disaster-preparedness needs | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Heavy flooding during the northern summer, affecting 10 of the country's 17 provinces, has underlined the need for stronger disaster-management efforts, say experts.
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Uganda Environment Minister launches special session on DRR during 29th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum - UNISDR

Uganda Environment Minister launches special session on DRR during 29th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum - UNISDR | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The Minister of State for Environment, Hon. Flavia Munaaba, launched a special joint session on disaster risk reduction during the Twenty-Ninth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF29). The aim of the special session is to move towards a “paradigm” shift when addressing climate change and risks for sustainable development in the Region.

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New risk index helps identify vulnerability

New risk index helps identify vulnerability | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
A new disaster risk index launched by the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn could help donors and aid organizations better understand why some countries are more at risk of calamity than others, and shape their...
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UNDP-UNEP Launch Guide for Practitioners on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Planning - Climate Change Policy & Practice

UNDP-UNEP Launch Guide for Practitioners on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Planning - Climate Change Policy & Practice | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) – a joint collaboration between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – has launched a guide titled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners.” The publication provides step-by-step guidance on how governments and other national actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national development planning as part of their broader efforts.
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Workshop on impact of climate change in ECOWAS region

A three-day capacity building workshop to develop and implement relevant measures by ECOWAS member states, for direct access of funds and status of international negotiations on Climate Change, will start in Accra, Ghana, Wednesday, the ECOWAS Commission said in a statement issued in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday
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Visions of life with climate change

Visions of life with climate change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

This report is a compilation of the community photostories below. It outlines ResourceAfrica UK's aim of bridging the knowledge and information gap and highlights how photostories can be used as a climate change vulnerability assessment tool. They are innovative, inclusive and fun ways of detecting community vulnerabilities. The photostories presented were instrumental in guiding ResourceAfrica UK's climate change communication interventions in each country.

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Climate fund expected to get the green light - Times LIVE

Climate fund expected to get the green light - Times LIVE | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The establishment of a green climate fund is likely be formalised at the 17th annual UN Convention on Climate Change in Durban later this year.

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U.S.: Ground Breaks for Large Carbon Capture and Storage Facility in Midwest

U.S.: Ground Breaks for Large Carbon Capture and Storage Facility in Midwest | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes as the nation’s first large scale CCS facility plant.
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Suriname addresses climate threat with new agency

Suriname addresses climate threat with new agency | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Low-lying and heavily forested Suriname, which counts itself among the five nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, has created the country’s first climate-compatible development agency, aimed at bringing together the country’s ministries to deal with climate challenges.

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Local legislators vow support vs climate change

In a show of solidarity, members of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) issued a declaration expressing their commitment to address the challenges of urbanization and climate change.
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Mexican Fisherwomen Organise Against Climate Change

Mexican Fisherwomen Organise Against Climate Change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Every night, Adlemi Marrufo goes out to catch bait crabs used to fish for octopus in this small seaside town and others along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, as part of a women's cooperative that is working to adapt to and fight climate change.
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Global warming may cause higher loss of biodiversity than previously thought

Global warming may cause higher loss of biodiversity than previously thought | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
If global warming continues as expected, it is estimated that almost a third of all flora and fauna species worldwide could become extinct.
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Muslims across the world have been feeling the effects of rising food prices during Ramadan, says Oxfam and MADE in Europe | Oxfam International

Rising food prices and a lack of political will has affected how millions of people across the world have been breaking their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan.
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UGANDA: Simmering tension over forest give-away

UGANDA: Simmering tension over forest give-away | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the rising cost of living.
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UN chief and Kiribati leader warn over climate change threat to Pacific islands

UN chief and Kiribati leader warn over climate change threat to Pacific islands | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and survival of the island nation's residents and the inhabitants of the wider...
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KENYA: Coping with drought, high food prices

KENYA: Coping with drought, high food prices | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Drought conditions in parts of Kenya have worsened an already poor food security situation, which has been exacerbated by high food and fuel prices.
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Climate change: Storm brewing for Uganda’s booming tea industry

Climate change: Storm brewing for Uganda’s booming tea industry | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of Uganda's tea producers – many of them Fairtrade certified – will need to take decisive action to protect their crop and their livelihoods if the latest climate change predictions come true.

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Zuma’s Norway visit to focus on trade, climate change

Zuma’s Norway visit to focus on trade, climate change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
South African President Jacob Zuma’s State visit to Norway this week would largely focus on trade, development and climate change issues, the Presidency said in a statement.
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BASIC nations talk climate change

With less than three months before the international Climate Summit, ministers from the BASIC group of countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China, reiterated the importance of achieving a comprehensive, balanced and ambitious result in Durban.

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Professor Warns of Nitrogen’s Double-Edged Sword -- Environmental Protection

Professor Warns of Nitrogen’s Double-Edged Sword -- Environmental Protection | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Billions of people owe their lives to nitrogen fertilizers – a pillar of the fabled Green Revolution in agriculture that averted global famine in the 20th century – but few are aware that nitrogen pollution from fertilizers and other sources has...
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Rural poor at risk from climate change, says report

Rural poor at risk from climate change, says report | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Building local resilience will prove key to better addressing the effects of climate change in Cambodia, this year's Cambodia Human Development Report (CHDR) states.
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Neoliberalism and climate change adaptation

Neoliberalism and climate change adaptation | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
There's been an ongoing debate among lefty wonk types about neoliberalism, its discontents, and possible alternatives (if there are any). I want to be that annoying environmental guy and drag climate change into the conversation.
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Clean energy revolution will put world on safer, more equitable path – Ban

Clean energy revolution will put world on safer, more equitable path – Ban | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a clean energy revolution to help transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, safer, more equitable path.
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Commentary: It's Time to Dump the Doha Development Round

Commentary: It's Time to Dump the Doha Development Round | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The possibility of a grand bargain that would produce major trade liberalization in manufacturing, services and agriculture has steadily diminished and has now disappeared.
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“The future of food security lies in the hands of women farmers”

“The future of food security lies in the hands of women farmers” | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Women farmers are growing exponentially in developing regions and their roles are pivotal in ensuring agrarian food security measures. As a result of agricultural privatization and increased production there has been detrimental degradation to natural resources in agrarian communities. The depletion of natural resources negatively impacts food security and biodiversity, leaving women at a disadvantage. There is a binary hindrance: women cannot compete financially or socially in the current agrarian system.

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