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UN climate summit opens with people hungry for action

The UN climate talks in Lima (COP20) opened on Monday with a flame of solidarity as an estimated 10,000 people around the world joined together in the largest ever climate fast to show support for the victims of climate change. UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, and the Peruvian Minister of Environment and President of COP20, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, offered their support for the ...

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Climate change: Can Africa feed Africa?

The African continent, regarded as one of the most vulnerable regions to the impact of climate change, has taken up a campaign to utilise climate knowledge to transform agricultural production systems in order to sustainably feed herself and improve the people’s socio-economic wellbeing. Consequently, key stakeholders will gather next week for three days from Wednesday at the fourth edition of ...

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Activists reject Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture

A team of civil society organisations is kicking against the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, saying that it will not deliver the urgently-needed solutions   We, the undersigned civil society organisations, hereby manifest our rejection of the proposed Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture to be launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Leaders’ Summit. This proposed alliance is a deceptive ...

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GEF commits $3bn to battle climate change in developing nations

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will support developing countries with over $3 billion for financing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change over the next four years. The newly completed Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund, together with expected funding from its climate adaptation funds, will enable the GEF to make $3 billion available for climate finance in ...

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