Climate change

Twelve consecutive months have met or exceeded the 1.5°C threshold. The past year also recorded the highest global average temperatures ever, with significant heatwaves in Europe and other regions.

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Climate change

Abrupt shifts within complex systems such as the Earth’s climate system are extremely hard to predict. Scientists of two German research insitutes have now succeeded in developing a new method to anticipate such tipping…

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Climate change

In the quest to combat climate change, we often overlook some of the most powerful natural allies available: peatlands. These unique ecosystems, found across nearly every country world-wide, have been under the spotlight…

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Food systems

Whereas attendance is growing with each new international climate event, this has hardly contributed to more being done to combat climate change. Our author argues that instead of spending millions on raising false…

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Climate change

Camelids are vital to indigenous communities in over 90 countries. Their value and potential have been underestimated and lack adequate support and investment. The Andes Resilientes al Cambio Climático project,…

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Climate change

Merely modest steps forward have been taken at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, according to UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell. Non-governmental organisations criticise that the conference outcome is…

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Climate change

One in eight people world-wide reside in mountainous areas. These regions supply fresh water to half the global population. They are home to numerous plant and animal species found nowhere else. However, these delicate…

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Climate change

Starting today, the June UN Climate Meetings will take place over the next ten days in Bonn, Germany. Our author calls for the underlying process to be reformed.

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Climate change

Rising temperatures could drive food inflation up by 3.2 percentage points and overall inflation by 1.18 percentage points annually by 2035, according to a new study by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)…

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Climate change

Using an integrated climate risk management approach, a new programme aims to scale up the resilience and adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers and rural communities. It will promote inclusiveness and…

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