With assistance from Save the Children, 'This Is Climate Change: Famine' highlights plight of some 2,700 Somalis displaced by global warming every day.
1 in 5 displaced Somali children are malnourished, as shown by new survey from Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) promises to increase resilience to climate change, enhance productivity and profitability and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To achieve large-scale transition from traditional agricultural practices to CSA, a mentality shift by businesses and individuals, as well as accelerated mobilization of private capital will be essential. The public sector has the power to shape the enabling environment to appropriately incentivize scaled-up investment in CSA.
Working Paper No. 228
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Fabian Verhage, Laura Cramer, Philip Thornton, and Bruce Campbell
Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve soil management practices, and establish nurseries.
Hannah Reid and Victor Orindi
This story is a press release issued by the WWA partnership on Friday, along with a technical summary of the attribution study.)
Man-made climate change and its effect on rainfall made the drought in South Africa’s Western Cape province over the past few years about three times more likely, according to a new study by an international group of climate scientists.
11 JUILLET 2018
Comprendre et gérer les risques de sécurité liés au climat, c’est ce que le Conseil de sécurité s’est efforcé de faire aujourd’hui, avec l’aide de la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU, du Ministre iraquien des ressources hydriques, de la représentante du Forum international des populations autochtones sur les changements climatiques et du Président de Nauru.
11 JULY 2018
8307TH MEETING (AM)
Note: A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.
For farmers everywhere, and especially in the Sahel, innovation is a way of life, as they adapt and change farm practices to increase yields and decrease work inputs. With climate change posing increased risks, community and farm innovations that build climate resilience will help support and enhance the lives of many marginalised people. This paper examines five innovations from the BRACED programme working with vulnerable Sahelian populations, drawing lessons for other resilience-building efforts.
By Ivet González
MAISÍ, Cuba, Jul 9 2018 (IPS) - Strong winds agitate the sea that crashes over Punta de Maisí, the most extreme point in eastern Cuba, where no building stands on the coast made up of rocky areas intermingled with vegetation and with sandy areas where people can swim and sunbathe.
The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).has embarked on a data digitization process for climate and weather data spanning, that will help improve the accuracy of climate information in the targeted areas.
Adaptation of agricultural practices and technologies to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Fertile land is dwindling due to climate change combined with a population boom and is fueling conflicts across the continent
By Kevin Mwanza
NAIROBI, June 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The violent conflicts between farmers and semi-nomadic herders in Nigeria that left dozens of people dead over the weekend illustrate the intensifying pressure and competition for arable land in Africa, experts said on Monday.
In 2017, a serious drought across the Horn of Africa threatened water security, ruined crops, and worsened chronic hunger in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan.
Even Africa’s breadbasket – Uganda – wasn’t spared; the country’s lush pastureland and verdant fields were replaced with browned fields and dry red clay, leaving over nine million Ugandans in need of food aid.
The drought underscored the urgent need to bolster resilience and improve lives and livelihoods.