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Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation, new UN report finds

09 November 2016 – The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today issued a new report which shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.


MARRAKECH: New initiatives on forest protection give boost to climate action agenda

09 November 2016 – The global effort to protect and sustainably manage forests and deliver on climate change targets got a major boost at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, where several projects on protecting woodlands worldwide were announced.


Ban congratulates Donald Trump on his election as next US President

09 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.


General Assembly President outlines strategy for stepped-up implementing UN 2030 Agenda

08 November 2016 – General Assembly President Peter Thomson briefed United Nations Member States today on the implementation strategy for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the transformative 17-point framework for ensuring peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.


Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency

08 November 2016 – In a new detailed analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015 – the hottest 5-year period on record – the United Nations weather agency has found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.


MARRAKECH: Civil society vital to drive momentum on Paris Agreement targets, say ‘Climate Champions’

08 November 2016 – Beyond the work of governments, other stakeholders such businesses, cities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said today in Marrakech, where the United Nations conference known as ‘COP 22’ is under way.


Future of food security depends on irrigation methods that adapt to climate change – UN agency

07 November 2016 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that in order to adapt agriculture to a changing climate, new approaches to irrigation will need to be developed and implemented worldwide.


MARRAKECH: ‘The eyes of the world are upon us,’ chair of UN conference says as new round of climate talks opens

07 November 2016 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened today in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries.


MARRAKECH: UN climate conference to continue momentum after Paris Agreement comes into force

06 November 2016 – Three days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give United Nations Member States and the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.


‘Climate action starts in the kitchen,’ says UN, launching #Recipe4Change campaign

04 November 2016 – With the Paris Agreement on climate change entering into force today, famed chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca are joining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) to tackle climate change from a different perspective: sustainable cooking.