The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have made great progress in terms of food security since they set out to meet the first of the Millennium Development Goals, expiring this year. Yet as we look another 15 years into the future and think about how we might meet the new Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear that ending hunger and achieving food security (goal … [Read more...] about 3 ways climate change affects food security
The debate on the need for switching to low carbon economies has been a bipolar one for quite some time. On one side, developed countries sustain that developing countries need to change their economic growth pattern and reduce emissions. On the other, developing countries ask why their economic growth should be stanched by low carbon considerations when the developed countries … [Read more...] about 100 billion reasons to pay attention to the summit in Peru this October
Each year, the UN chooses a theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity. Every theme is geared to increase the understanding and awareness of the biodiversity issues it relates to. Climate change was the focus of 2007, just before the first Kyoto protocol commitment period. Biodiversity and climate change are fundamentally linked. Worldwide, about 72000 plant … [Read more...] about Five innovations based on biodiversity
Highly vulnerable rural population gets groundbreaking access to risk management instruments in an effort to adapt. The “Pachamama” Agricultural Insurance Program was developed by the Government of Bolivia to help farmers to cope with losses caused by extreme weather events. Thanks to the involvement of municipal and community authorities, the project introduces a financial … [Read more...] about Pachamama insures farmers against extreme weather events
The enrollment period for the ‘Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge’ course is now open until January 25th. This is the second time this course is offered. The first delivery of the course (2014) was immensely sought for and received over 500 applicants from across the globe. Don’t miss the opportunity to take the upcoming delivery, … [Read more...] about Free course on climate finance essentials. Apply today!