Agriculture & Food Security

UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific [viewed]

FAO26 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO has published a policy brief calling for governments to build resilience into food systems by implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) alongside collaboration with international partners.

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WHO Identifies Public Health Impacts of Mitigation Strategies [viewed]

27nov_09_0225 November 2009: The World Health Organization (WHO), together with an international team of health and environmental scientists, has produced the first global study identifying the health implications of different mitigation strategies in high and low-income countries.

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EC Releases Report on Climate Change Impacts in Europe [viewed]

27nov_09_07November 2009: The European Commission (EC) has released a report of a multi-sectoral assessment of climate change impacts in Europe for 2011-2040 and 2071-2100.

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African Women's Affairs Ministers Stress Need for Gender Responsive Climate Change Policies [viewed]

Uneca20 November 2009: African ministers responsible for gender and women's affairs met at the Eighth Regional Conference on Women (Beijing +15) Review Meeting from 16-20 November 2009, in Banjul, the Gambia, under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

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Food Security Experts Call on Negotiators to Address Agriculture in a Climate Agreement [viewed]

18 November 2009: Over 60 leading agricultural scientists and policy experts released a statement stressing the need to include consideration of agriculture, specifically the ability of crops to adapt to climate change, in any agreement at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

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International Water Management Institute Publishes Policy Brief on Water Storage and Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

23nov_09_0320 November 2009: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published a water policy brief on "Flexible Water Storage Options and Adaptation to Climate Change."

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International Food Policy Research Institute Publishes Brief on Soil and Water Conservation and Implications for Agricultural Yields [viewed]

Ifpri Logo20 November 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published a research brief based on research in Ethiopia on the implications of soil and water conservation on agricultural production risk.

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ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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Expert Meeting Discusses Strategies to Empower African Women in Relation to Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

empower-african-women18 November 2009: Gender equality experts discussed strategies to empower African women at an expert session of the Eighth African Regional Conference on Women (Beijing +15), which convened in Banjul, the Gambia, on 17-18 November 2009.

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