The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Working Group 1 (WG1) portion of its fifth assessment of climate change.
This post was written by Lord Nicholas Stern, president of the British Academy, and Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico and a WRI Board member. It originally appeared on Project Syndicate.
This Friday, in its latest comprehensive assessment of the evidence on global warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will show that the world’s climate scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – largely combustion of fossil fuels – is causing temperatures and sea levels to rise.
In recent years, a series of extreme weather events – including Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, floods in China, and droughts in the American Midwest, Russia, and many developing countries – have caused immense damage. Last week, Mexico experienced simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific and in the Gulf of Mexico that devastated towns and cities in their path. Climate change will be a major driver of such events, and we risk much worse.
This puts a new debate center stage: how to reconcile increased action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with strong economic growth.
When the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, takes the floor of the UN general assembly this week, he will address two of the most pressing challenges of our time: poverty and climate change.
Supporting low-cost innovations in tree, land and water management for improved food security, poverty reduction and climate resilience.
Cette carte montre les catégories d'utilisation des terres dans le domaine forestier permanent au 31 décembre 2013. Elle donne des informations détaillées (nombre et en superficie) sur les unités forestières d'exploitation, les aires protégées et des réserves.
Cette carte montre les catégories d'utilisation des terres dans le domaine forestier permanent au 31 décembre 2011.
Cette carte montre les différentes catégories d'utilisation des terres dans le domaine forestier permanent en Décembre 2008. Elle donne des informations détaillées sur les unités forestières d'exploitation, les aires protégées et les réserves, ainsi que les types de couvert forestier.
Cette carte montre le statut des concessions forestières en République du Congo en Juin 2006.
This map shows the status of forest concessions in the Republic of Congo as of June 2006. It provides information about non allocated and allocated forest concessions, non-classified forest management units, as well as detailed information on reserves and protected areas.
If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region.
Policy makers, researchers, and NGO representatives gathered earlier this year at a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to discuss strategies on combating food insecurity and adapting to climate change. Attendees at the event—organized by the group Network for Participatory Approaches to Research and Planning (Réseau MARP Burkina)—heard from several of Burkina Faso’s farmers on how they produce food on degraded lands. The farmers and participants provided interesting insights into climate-smart agriculture methods—including how to scale up these practices throughout the nation.