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Breaking ground to make climate-smart agriculture ‘the new normal’

Once a conference room talking point, Climate-smart agriculture is now an action item for farmers, extension workers, agribusinesses, and other stakeholders throughout the agricultural sector. In the last few years, CSA—which is an approach to agriculture that boosts productivity and resilience, and reduces GHG emissions- has gained momentum as understanding of

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Morocco lights the way for Africa on renewable energy

COP22 host leads by example in the fight against climate change with 52% green energy target by 2020 and Africa’s first city cycle hire scheme As the host of this year’s COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco has been keen to demonstrate its green credentials and make this COP the

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G7 agree to food security measures

Ministers from the G7 nations yesterday agreed to promote agricultural innovation and investment, as farmers face the twin challenges of an aging workforce and extreme weather at a time when international food demand is increasing. “Motivated, skilled and enterprising farmers are essential for the growth of the agricultural sector,” the ministers

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Scientists Warn Against Economic Disruption from Climate Change

Impacts Will Be With Us for Many Decades,Says WMO Head The trend for increasingly extreme and frequent weather matching climate change forecasts has been put into stark perspective by the latest data while the economic impact of one of the strongest El Nino's on record is acting as a red warning

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On the Road to Paris – Expectations & Policy Insights for Industry Ahead of COP21

Will countries agree a global deal at the COP 21 summit in Paris? The answer is yes, however the current ambitions and plans of countries are not consistent with the international goal of avoiding global warming of more than 2°C. What we need to see in fact is an intensification of

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