The amount of adaptation finance has increased in recent years, at least in part as a result of agreements reached at the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009. In the past year, Oxfam, WRI, Overseas Development Institute, and civil society networks in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia have been working together to figure out just how much adaptation finance has been flowing to these four countries and where it’s going. It’s a bit like trying to figure out the tangle of plumbing and pipes in an old house. There is money for climate change adaptation coming from different sources, flowing through different channels, and being used for different purposes.
Innovative farmers are beginning to demonstrate how agroforestry and other relatively simple practices can significantly boost food production in Africa’s drylands. In fact, according to a new WRI working paper, improving land and water management on just 25 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s 300 million hectares of prime cropland would result in an additional 22 million tons of food. This strategy could go a long way towards sustainably feeding Africa—and the world.
This map shows forest land allocation in Cameroon as of December 2009.
Communities across the world continue to experience weather-induced food shortages due to drought, floods, devastating wildfires, and other climate change impacts. This week, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)is meeting to discuss how the GCF will receive and disburse money through various financial inputs and instruments.
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.