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  • CTCN/WHRC webinar: Tools for Measuring and Managing Biomass Carbon Stocks in Forest Landscapes

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    Webinar
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    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Europe/Copenhagen

    Under the UNFCCC, the 2015 Paris Agreement puts a strong emphasis on “independent nationally determined contributions” as the principal mechanism for countries to contribute to climate change mitigation and recognized the importance of accurate measurement of reduced emissions by sector for perio

  • L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014: Le défi de la faim invisible

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    Alors qu’il ne reste plus qu’une année avant la date d’échéance de la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement, l’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014 (GHI) offre une analyse multidimensionnelle de la faim et présente de nouvelles données permettant d’alimenter le débat mondial sur la question de savoir où concentrer les efforts dans la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition. Selon le GHI 2014, les niveaux de faim dans les pays en développement pris dans leur ensemble se sont améliorés depuis 1990, diminuant de 39%.

  • 2014 Global hunger index: The challenge of hidden hunger

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    With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.

  • Southern african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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    Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing eight of the countries that make up southern Africa — Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. Southern Africa’s population is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth.

  • The case for Evergreen Agriculture in Africa – Enhancing food security with climate change adaptation and mitigation in Zambia

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    Publication

    Zambia, like much of Africa, is reliant on maize production for its food security. However, maize yields average only about 1 tonne per hectare (ha), so even a moderate decline in harvests can be devastating for food security. Climate change is a critical concern, with declining or more erratic rainfall likely to result in lower production and less predictable harvests.

  • Local Solutions to Global Problems: The Potential of Agroforestry for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southern Africa

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    This paper, by drawing from the lessons learnt from research and development activities for about two decades in Malawi and Zambia, presents the case study of agroforestry-based land use practices (fertilizer tree/shrubs) to identify and highlight opportunities as well as policy/institutional challenges for assisting smallholder farmers to enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation in southern Africa region.

  • How can development agencies help with adaptation to climate change?

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    Climate change threatens to undo any progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, with the world’s poorest people suffering the most from its impacts. Development agencies already advocate for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but they must also adopt a new role, focusing on helping people to adapt to climate change.Adaptation is
    the ability to respond and adjust to the actual or potential impacts of
    changing climatic conditions. This can be to reduce harmful impacts or to exploit
    opportunities. Research from Tearfund, a UK-based

  • Media attitudes to reporting climate change

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    Effective responses to climate change must include people in climate-vulnerable regions in the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies. The media in these regions can play an important role in communicating the issues, but the media in many developing countries shows little interest in the climate change debate.Research from Panos London, UK, examines the
    experiences of journalists and media professionals in Honduras, Jamaica, Sri
    Lanka and Zambia. These countries have all recently suffered severe changes in climatic

  • Micro-level analysis of farmers’ adaptation to climate change in Southern Africa

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    This discussion paper is based on micro-level analysis of adaptation that focuses on tactical decisions farmers make in response to seasonal variations in climatic, economic, and other factors in Southern Africa.  The document is based on a cross-section database of three countries: South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The data used in this study was collected as part of the Global Environment Facility/World Bank Climate Change and African Agriculture Project.  The key findings from this study include: