Small developing island states (SDIS) are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For this reason, some island states of the Caribbean region such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados can serve as laboratories where different adaptation measures to meet the challenges of climate change can be tested, assessing their cost-effectiveness. A study on … [Read more...] about The 5 most cost-effective climate change adaptation measures
Climate change adaptation is a big concept, one that doesn’t get any simpler when applied to agriculture. The sector is affected by a range of factors, from climate, to socio-economics, to international trade policy. What’s more, climate change is unprecedented and adaptation is thus a work-in-progress; there are very few – if any – past examples to learn from. All of which … [Read more...] about Can Colombia lead the way to the agriculture of the future?
*By Patricia Fortunato In Rio de Janeiro, an initiative creates a mountain of trash collected from the Copacabana beach. The city government is fining anyone who litters in order to awaken its citizens. Photo: Daniel Oliveira From the front gate in, Brazilians are known to be a super clean people. In the simplest of homes you find proudly displayed pots and pans - so … [Read more...] about What can we learn from Brazilian trash?
Under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) over US$ 29 million in concessional funding have been set aside to contribute to the financing of innovative programs and projects that will engage the private sector in activities associated with reducing countries’ exposure to climate risk and uncertainty. Proposals for utilizing this second round of funds will be reviewed … [Read more...] about Financing for innovative climate change programs with the private sector