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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States deepen ties with FAO

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States deepen ties with FAO / Agreement will enhance 79 countries’ pursuit of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals The African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and FAO are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production. A Memorandum …

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Initiative designed to help Kenyan Farmers cope with Climate Change

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New Initiative designed to help farmers cope with Climate Change in Kenya   The UKaid funded Finance Innovation for Climate Change has designed an initiative in Kenya that will help farmers cope with the impact of climate change. The initiative known as the Climate Smart Agriculture will provide loans to farmers, which will go into increasing production efficiency through soil …

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African Ministers and Meteorologists Seek to Boost Resilience to Climate Change

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The urgent need to boost Africa’s resilience to natural hazards like the devastating floods which recently hit southern Africa is high on the agenda of meetings of ministers responsible for meteorological services and their directors. The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) on 13-14 February will focus on how to improve the provision and use of weather and climate services …

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The role of the global south in addressing climate change for COP21

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An important meeting to define the role of the global south in addressing climate change for COP21 in paris The Climate South Initiative (http://www.climate-south.com) will gather more than 800 global leaders from government, business, NGOs, academia, civil society, youth and media to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change. This Initiative, under the high patronage of President Ali …

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Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change

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Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change / FAO Director-General at Committee on Fisheries says sustainable fisheries and aquaculture crucial to food security and nutrition FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world’s only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to …

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New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation

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New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation / Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Discuss Cooperation Ahead of Landmark Global Environment Assembly, Next Month In a new high-level agreement – endorsed today in Nairobi by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner – UNEP and China …

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Africa: wPOWER: Promoting Women’s Critical Role in Clean Energy Solutions to Climate Change

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Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 19, 2013 In honor of “Gender Day” at the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-19), the United States is highlighting its actions to harness the potential of women and women’s networks to increase the use of clean energy technologies, which in turn helps reduce …

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African soil diversity mapped for the first time

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By Bernard Appiah – SciDev.Net A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa — the first such book mapping this key natural resource — to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil and the need to manage it through sustainable use. They say that despite soil’s importance, most people …

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Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

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By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by …

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Data dearth impeding fight against desertification

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By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net   The lack of location-specific scientific data on the degradation of land, and the dearth of networks through which to share such data where it does exist, are hampering the fight against desertification, a conference has heard. The absence of such data means that the global models that map land degradation and are used in …

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