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Category : Adaptation/Security

08 Jan 2016

Study: Climate change cuts crop harvests by 10%

Extreme heat events and droughts may already be taking their toll on global agriculture, cutting cereal yields by up to 10% on average, according to new research.

18 Sep 2015

Tracking requests for climate finance in the lead up to Paris

Analysis shows that developing countries have said they will need a total of around US $360bn to implement climate action plans submitted to date.

14 Sep 2015

Burning remaining fossil fuels could cause 60-meter sea-level rise

New research demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to melt nearly all of Antarctica if burned, leading to a 50- or 60-meter (160- to 200-foot) rise in sea level.

09 Sep 2015

Pacific Islands stand up to Australian & New Zealand bullying on climate

Pacific Island nations have stepped up pressure on their reckless neighbors, warning Australia and New Zealand that their inadequate action on climate change will doom island states – especially if they continue to ignore the call for a moratorium on new coal and the call to keep warming below 1.5DegC. Speaking ahead of the ahead of the Pacific Island Forum, Kiribati President Anote Tong described his government’s motivation for the increased pressure: “What we are talking about is survival, it’s not […]

17 Jul 2015

Climate change named top global threat

Climate change has been named as the world’s top global threat, with countries in Latin America and Africa particularly concerned by the issue.

04 May 2015

Dip in Tanzanian coffee harvest pushes industry to a tipping point

As temperatures climb, the Tanzanian coffee industry is being hit hard due to low production.

01 May 2015

UN: Climate Vulnerable Forum urges for strengthening of 2C goal

The group of 20 states most vulnerable to climate change highlights risks posed by climate change as well as the recent uptake of low-carbon technology

29 Apr 2015

New emissions target puts California on forefront of climate fight

California Governor Jerry Brown has charted course toward a clean energy future with an executive order issued on Wednesday.

19 Mar 2015

Study: rich nations could pledge US$2tn to tackle climate change in developing countries

Researchers conclude that $2tn of climate finance per year from developed to developing countries will not exceed 2% of GDP.

18 Mar 2015

Vanuatu’s president blames devastating cyclone on changing climate

President Baldwin Lonsdale has placed some of the blame for the Cyclone Pam on global warming.