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Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

13 August 2014|

13 August 2014 – Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

UN agency spotlights ‘climate-smart’ approach to galvanize rural renewal

6 June 2014|

6 June 2014 – As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency today spotlighted the best practices of its “climate-smart” approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.

‘Raise your voice, not the sea level,’ urges UN on World Environment Day

5 June 2014|

5 June 2014 – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the […]

Sea-Level Rise in Small Island Nations to Cost US$ Trillions: Shift to Green Policies and Investment Critical

5 June 2014|

Bridgetown, 5 June 2014 – Climate change-induced sea-level rise in the world’s 52 small island nations – estimated to be up to four times the global average – continues to be the most pressing […]

Urgent action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of world’s forests, UN study says

3 June 2014|

3 June 2014 – Urgent action to better manage the genetic diversity of forests – under pressure from climate change, exploitation and conversion for other uses – is needed to ensure that the benefits […]

Six nations submit requests to support new UN Climate Technology Centre

2 June 2014|

Copenhagen/Bonn, 2 June 2014 – Developing countries are now beginning to make active use of the United Nation’s new global network for climate technology solutions, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). This constitutes […]