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Conference prepares African nations for UN climate talks

A conference dubbed ‘Africa’s dress rehearsal’ for the upcoming UN climate talks has just concluded in Zimbabwe.

Climate-smart coffee farming in Mexico

Smallholder coffee farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico are embracing community-based agroforestry to tackle the challenges of climate change.

Climate finance gap puts Africa at great risk

“Africa’s financing gap for climate adaptation and mitigation urgently needs to be addressed,” says an article in Addis Fortune discussing the need for greater assistance to help African s

New initiative working towards sustainable food systems

A new Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme seeks to promote sustainability along the food chain, from production to consumption.

Report shows link between poverty reduction and climate change adaptation

A new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) looks at the positive link between poverty reduction and climate change adaptation, reports the International Institute for Susta

Trees for climate resilience in Rwanda

An article on the website of Birdlife International reports on efforts in Rwanda to improve climate change resilience and minimize climate-associated impacts on biodiversity and livelihood

Nine countries cooperate on Niger River Basin climate resilience plan

Countries in the Niger River Basin have pledged to collaboratively address climate change threats through adopting the ambitious Niger Basin Climate Resilience Investment Plan (CRIP).

Awards recognize innovation in tackling climate change

Sixteen initiatives from the around have been announced as winners of the 2015 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Awards.

Among the winners are:

Traditional systems should take pride of place in Sri Lanka’s tree planting program

In a move to increase tree cover and raise awareness about conservation, Sri Lanka has announced a national tree planting (Vana Ropa) programme which will take place each October over the next 3 ye

Modern-day Old MacDonald grows an agroforest

“If the classic nursery rhyme had been written today, it’s possible that we would be singing Old MacDonald Had an Agroforest,” says an article on Virgin Unite.

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