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Voices from the Heart of the Forest: Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Speak About REDD+
Description: Local communities are among a forest’s most important stewards. For indigenous and forest-dependent peoples, these ecosystems mean food, livelihoods and, sometimes, a path out of poverty. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, known as REDD+, which provides incentives for developing countries to protect their standing forests, is one example of how countries can protect natural forests while addressing climate change. Learn how the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is playing a part in strengthening social inclusion to preserve natural forests and support the people that depend on them. Learn more: https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/
  27 Apr 2017   5m22s 5 58 0
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Transformation in Agri-Food Systems:  Preparing for the Future
Description: Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Preparing for the Future is the third in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor, Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
  17 Apr 2017   9m48s 1 59 0
Simrin Makhija of IFPRI on impact evaluation of a soil fertility programme in Ghana
Description: Simrin Makhija is working on a impact evaluation of a soil fertility training programme in the Volta region of Ghana. For more information on this study, please visit : http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evidence/impact-evaluations/details/5602/
  17 Apr 2017   4m38s 2 61 0
Climate Change Impacts Ag & Food Security: Developing Climate Resilient Agriculture Programs
Description: At this Agrilinks Special Event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments. They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs. Visit the event page: http://bit.ly/1OCyJ2Y Download Transcript File: http://bit.ly/1OCyt43 Over the three-year USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) program, the team used rigorous data analysis to advise USAID Missions and implementing partners on best practices for agriculture and food security programming. ARCC’s Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments (CCVAs) help the development community understand the extent to which people dependent on agriculture-based livelihoods are likely to be affected by climate change. These assessments were designed to establish an understanding of current climate conditions, make projections on possible future conditions, and apply this knowledge to agriculture, food security, biodiversity and other sectoral development priorities. During this event, lessons learned were discussed and formally presented as a “Compendium of Lessons Learned from ARCC Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.” Throughout the event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments. They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs. ------------------ https://agrilinks.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Agrilinks/ https://twitter.com/agrilinks
  13 Apr 2017   3h10m29s 1 36 0
Transformations in Agri Food Systems  Country Priorities Drive Results
Description: Transformations in Agri-Food Systems: Country Priorities Drive Results is the second in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
  07 Apr 2017   5m21s 1 49 0
Raising Risk Awareness: Collaboration for decision-making
Description: The Raising Risk Awareness team discuss the importance of collaboration in attribution science, to bring local needs and knowledge to the table and assist decision-making in reducing the impacts of an extreme weather event.
  03 Apr 2017   4m1s 1 24 0
Lessons on Climate Change from Malawi and Tanzania
Description: In order to support community-level DRR decisions, National Red Cross Societies in Malawi and Tanzania have been working with local and international partners to bridge the gap between science, policy and practice under the Climate Services Adaptation Programme, and more broadly the the Global Framework for Climate Services. The programme seeks to ensure vulnerable communities have better access to and understanding of climate forecast information, are able to make informed choices and decisions about their livelihoods, and are therefore more resilient to a changing climate. This video draws from comments made during the programme’s participatory evaluation process.
  24 Mar 2017   15m1s 3 236 0
UN chief calls for urgent action in combatting climate change
Description: "We must act, urgently, and decisively, now" in the fight against climate change, UN chief António Guterres told a General Assembly high-level event today.
  23 Mar 2017   1m14s 19 631 0
Attributing extreme weather events
Description: What if we could better prepare for hazards like flooding and heat waves by understanding the changing risks of extreme weather events? This short film, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explains the process behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future.
  06 Mar 2017   4m50s 6 299 0
Video:  Climate Change in the Caribbean, the case for action
Description: The escalating cost of climate change to the Caribbean region makes a compelling argument for taking early action to adapt to climate change. An analysis of ten years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic and social development, including agriculture and tourism, are especially vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. The findings suggest that well-targeted measures to adapt will be essential to protect the development gains made by the region in recent decades. The findings come from a new synthesis of Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)-funded research, and are presented in a ‘knowledge package’ that draws on three CDKN-funded projects. This, the second in a series of four knowledge package releases, identifies key risks and potential adaptation options, and focusses on making the case for climate resilient investment. It also draws together practical tools and methods that decision makers in the region can use to help them adapt. Key findings from the research include: 1. Climate variability and change are already having severe impacts on key sectors including agriculture and tourism. 2. These impacts are reversing economic growth, exacerbating poverty and undermining the future prosperity of Caribbean countries. 3. CDKN research has provided locally appropriate climate change projections that give fresh insight into the vulnerability of key sectors. 4. Adaptation investment in the agriculture sector is needed to account for projected changes in rainfall and growing seasons, and occurrence of extreme events, especially drought. 5. Adaptation investment in the tourism sector is also needed to build resilience to rising seas, bleached coral reefs, water scarcity and gradual temperature increase. 6. There are many potential adaptation measures that can be applied by governments, businesses, individuals and development partners. 7. Financial support is needed to support adaptation action as high up-front costs are a barrier to local adaptation e orts. 8. Effectively prioritising adaptation options can maximise their value and lead to positive co-benefits for individuals, businesses and society. The package consists of an information brief, video and infographic. To access these and to find out more about the research on which they were based visit: www.cdkn.org/caribbean
  06 Mar 2017   3m33s 3 79 0
Taxing Carbon for a Greener Economy
Description: This animation explains how a domestic carbon pricing strategy in combination with taxing carbon-intensive products at borders can lead to a greener economy. For more information on this trade-savvy approach to reducing carbon emissions, read CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Panezi’s paper: https://www.cigionline.org/bordercarbon
  23 Feb 2017   2m51s 6 9223 0
Introducing 'Raising Risk Awareness'
Description: This short film introduces the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) initiative, which uses state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones.
  22 Feb 2017   2m24s 1 71 0