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Appeals & Funding
India’s plans for $775 million in support of a national action plan on climate change were endorsed
WASHINGTON DC, November 4, 2011 – A week of meetings among countries participating in the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) has resulted in more than $1 billion committed to solving the problems of climate change. Today, the Climate Investment Funds approved $ 1.08 billion in near-zero-interest loans and grants to support Bolivia, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Lao PDR, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal in their efforts toward arresting and adapting to climate change.
Melinda Smale, Marc J. Cohen, and Latha Nagarajan
There are no easy solutions to the ongoing food price crisis. Maize and wheat prices doubled between 2003 and 2008, and the price of rice doubled in the first four months of 2008, rising 33 percent in a single day. Even with declines in food prices later in 2008, prices remain well above 2000-2005 levels. To address the complex causes of this phenomenon, IFPRI has recommended a combination of "emergency" and "resilience" actions.