Adaptation Fund: Pioneering Effective Actions on the Ground

 

 

This video focuses on the AF’s pioneering effective actions on the ground based on its three strategic pillars of Innovation, Action and Learning and Sharing. The Fund’s collaborative efforts with its implementing partners that lead to wider changes in the project regions are highlighted, along with its important role in serving for the Paris Agreement. AF projects beneficiaries, implementing partners and secretariat staffs share their views and experiences on the work of the Fund.

 

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Who’s going to save the planet in 2019? The Nature Conservancy names 10 unexpected groups influencing environmental action.

LET'S BE FRANK: 2018 was not exactly a banner year for the planet. Nearly every major environmental assessment presented grim results: crucial habitats like tropical forests continue to disappear; wildlife populations declined 60% over the last 40 years; and, perhaps most alarming, we’re failing to make the progress we need to keep the climate within safe boundaries.

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Ipsnews-Climate Change: In Africa, extreme weather conditions threaten food security for millions of people.

East Africa has encountered droughts at increasingly shorter intervals in recent years, most recently in 2005-6, 2009, 2011, 2014-15, and 2017.Apart from drought, the conditions for agriculture are also becoming increasingly difficult due to the gradual rise in temperature, salinization and changing rainy seasons. Serious consequences include decreasing availability of food and increasing conflicts over water–both obstacles to development opportunities of the affected states and possible triggers for migration.

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IITA-New mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

IITA signs MOU with RightMesh to develop a mesh-enabled mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. This co-created mesh-enabled mobile app will allow smallholder farmers to detect and report new pests and diseases without incurring costs for internet or data.

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His Excellency François-Xavier de Donnea, CBFP Facilitator wishes you a very joyful holiday season 2018 and extends best wishes for 2019!

Throughout this year 2018, I have appreciated your rich and diverse contributions that have enhanced our shared Partnership. Together, we have made further strides as several new members have joined us, bringing the number of CBFP members to 113. On the other hand, we have acquired a "Brussels Declaration" which was adopted during the 18th Meeting of CBFP Parties, and comes to crown all the Belgian CBFP Facilitation’s efforts to foster dialogue and drive action towards stronger...

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boell.de-Great expectations, low execution: The Katowice climate change conference COP 24

The Katowice climate package brings minor progress, but COP 24 failed to deliver on the most fundamental issues such as raising ambition of national contributions, implementing human rights, and ensuring support for developing countries.

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What can people do with, to, and for, Congo Basin forests to ensure a sustainable quality and quantity of water necessary to the health and wellbeing of both?

A global water crisis is looming on the horizon. In many places around the world it is at the doorstep rather than the horizon, exacerbated by a growing global population and accelerated climate change. More than 50 scientists from 20 countries contributed to major assessment of forests-water-climate-people link. The publication, entitled “Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report” has been prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Water, an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

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Quantifying the potential for consumer-oriented policy to reduce European and foreign carbon emissions

The EU Carbon-CAP project assembled a comprehensive portfolio of consumer initiatives in order to assess the potential total impact of consumer options on national carbon footprints. Existing evaluations of behavioural change have focused primarily on direct energy reductions, typically in households and buildings.

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UN-Climate change is pushing Africa to a tipping point, threatening economic and development gains

“Africa is at a tipping point. Nations across the continent have achieved impressive economic, political and social growth in recent decades. Yet, there are still high disparities between the rich and poor. Poverty, while reduced, remains a serious issue in many countries. And climate change, droughts, floods, changing rainfall patterns and conflict have the potential to unravel efforts to reduce hunger and achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.

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