Race to Resilience

Revitalizing landscapes damaged by intensive agriculture in Brazil’s Paraná State

Race to Resilience partner Initiative 20×20 is working with MIROVA and the SLB Group in Brazil to restore degraded land caused by intensive agriculture in Paraná. This project seeks to rejuvenate 1,400 hectares previously used for intensive farming practices by implementing innovative forestry methods that promise greater biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

Water

Salt resistant crops and the race to secure the resilience of smallholder farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta

For Egypt’s Nile Delta, a critical area for the country’s agriculture and home to a quarter of its population the impacts of climate change are looming large, posing significant threats to farming, livelihoods and even the national economy. A rise in sea level, as a result of global warming, increases the risk of saltwater intrusion, […]

Where are we and where are we going next? Key climate action themes for 2024

Beginning of the end of the Fossil Fuel era In the COP28 outcome governments explicitly stated that we must transition away from fossil fuels in a just and equitable manner. It also underscored the importance of the global goal on adaptation in strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, as well as the vital […]

Africa Climate Week 2023

Biking by Battery in East Africa with Ampersand

Ampersand is an e-mobility venture operating in Rwanda and Kenya, providing 2-wheeled electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch it here

Africa Climate Week 2023

The Power of Waste in Nigeria with Phoenix Edison

Phoenix Edison is a project in Nigeria, aiming to provide a 24 megawatt (MW) waste-to-power plant processing 270,000 tons of solid waste annually. Spotlighting this, the Climate Champions are joined by Noble Ekajeh.

Race to Resilience

Environmentally responsible agave: The case of Jalisco, Mexico

Tequila production is one of the main economic activities in Jalisco. In 2020, production records were broken in Mexico, with 73% of production taking place in Jalisco. However, this has significant environmental and social impacts, such as deforestation and degradation of Jalisco’s temperate and tropical forests.