The United Nations Biodiversity Conference, referred to as COP15, starts next week in Montreal, with governments from around the world coming together to agree, amongst other things, on a new set of goals and targets that will guide global action on nature through 2030.
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.
A new initiative launched at COP26 is already enhancing the livelihoods of farming families and restoring degraded agricultural land across six countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
Economy of Love (EoL) is an ethical, sustainable and transparent certification standard that supports biodynamic farmers and brings a positive environmental impact by sequestering carbon and enhancing farms’ biodiversity.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata: To reverse runaway climate change and build resilient societies we need to transform food systems
Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador, Dr. Agnes Kalibata is President of AGRA, an African led and Africa based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s growing economy. In this interview, Dr Kalibata discusses why urgently transforming our food systems is not only critical for our environment and the climate, but for the economy – creating opportunities for urgent growth in a time of compounded crises.
We need to produce what people want, in a way the planet can afford. Read on for more about how both the Breakthrough Agenda, and action within individual industrial sectors, are stepping up to this challenge.
Abiola Durodola, an Urban Planner and Team Lead of AdvoKC Foundation, explains the impacts of increasing urbanization and climate change on Nigeria.
How new innovative financing mechanism N3F can drive a transformation of Africa’s food systems to both address climate change and provide a healthy and sustainable diet for all.
These are the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities from worsening climate impacts
Recognising the systems-level transformations required to respond to local climate contexts, needs and risks, the Climate Champions team have co-created technical reports that detail the adaptation actions required to protect vulnerable communities to rising climate hazards.
COP27 will be an opportunity to understand Parties’ focus on NbS as they enhance NDCs and strengthen national adaptation plans. COP27 will also be an opportunity to keep pressure on delivery of key nature-related announcements made at COP26.
Enhancing small-holder farmers’ access to agricultural finance and smart data for climate adaptation in Ecuador
Race to Resilience partner Scale for Resilience is championing access to climate finance, access to information and capacity building alongside YAPU Solutions, by providing technical assistance to support farmers to increase production, reduce risks and access micro credits.
A Lens on the Climate Crisis in Africa’ is a digital photography exhibition depicting the devastating impact of climate change on African communities. It features photographs submitted by 24 photographers in 12 African Commonwealth countries, selected after an open call.
Our partner, Global Mangrove Alliance is working with Conservation International to use nature-based solutions along grey infrastructure to increase the resilience of 11 island villages in the Philippines.
Unpriced nature and climate risk could wipe $ billions off world’s food and agriculture companies, as investors urged to eliminate deforestation from investments
Ground-breaking report from the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions finds some of the world’s most valuable food and ag companies could lose up to 26% of their value by 2030, with permanent sector-wide losses equivalent to the 2008 financial crash.
With the global population expected to reach 8 billion by November, and 8.5 billion by 2023, we must prioritize fulfilling the increasing demand for food, water and energy by 2030, said Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt this week.
In record-breaking attendance numbers, more than 2,000 delegates flooded to Libreville, Gabon, to attend Africa Climate Week between 29th August and 2nd September – the last of the regional climate weeks before COP27