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16 Aug 2018 description

By Tripti Agarwal, Munmun Rai and Deepak Bijarniya (CIMMYT)

At a recent workshop, women farmers from Bihar, India were trained on the benefits of climate-smart farm practices, including value addition for their products.

13 Aug 2018 description

This study provides the first comprehensive economic assessment of the lethal potential of climate change with a method that accounts for both the benefits and costs of adaptation. The researchers’ ultimate goal is to estimate the mortality consequences of climate change, both deaths caused by extreme heat and the costs society will pay to keep people out of harm’s way, in terms of dollars per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted.

10 Aug 2018 description

Experts point to growing awareness of the potential of nature-based solutions to climate change – but say work must be done to improve understanding and policy take-up.

In two new video interviews IIED researchers highlight the growing consensus about the value of nature-based solutions to climate change – including ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation – and set out some of the significant challenges that need to be addressed.  

09 Aug 2018 description

Executive Summary

Indonesia is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire and faces many natural threats including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and droughts. The country has experienced an average of 290 significant natural disasters annually over the last 30 years.3 This includes the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which killed approximately 220,000 people across four countries, 167,000 in Indonesia alone, and cost an estimated $10 billion in damages.4