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Climate change

At COP27, leaders agreed on a fund for loss and damage to support the most vulnerable countries. However, many issues remained unresolved.

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Climate change

Launched at COP27, the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation Initiative (FAST) aims to implement concrete actions that would result in improving the quantity and quality of climate finance contributions to…

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Climate change

The Global Shield addresses current weaknesses in the financial protection structure in climate vulnerable economies via pre-arranged finance which disburses quickly and reliably before or just after disasters happen.

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Climate change

The number of recorded disasters has increased five-fold, but despite this, half of all countries do not have early warning systems in place. This needs to change.

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Climate change

A comprehensive, shared agenda aims to rally global action around 30 adaptation outcomes that are needed to address the adaptation gap and achieve a resilient world by 2030.

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Climate change

There is a large ambition and implementation gap in climate policy, experts say. The world is far from reaching the goal of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030.

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Climate change

The first official Food and Agriculture Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference aims to advance a shared understanding of the most pressing food and agriculture issues facing people and planet.

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Droughts have increased over the last decades and will be more frequent in future, according to IPCC projections. Now, world leaders are initiating a new alliance to boost drought resilience.

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Health

In mid October 2022, a new One Health Joint Plan of Action was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization…

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Soils

Soil ecological values are often overlooked in nature conservation management and policy decisions. A new study demonstrates where efforts to protect them are needed most.

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Food security

This year’s Global Hunger Index, which Welthungerhilfe presents jointly with Concern Worldwide on the occasion of World Food Day once a year, again reveals a dramatic global food situation.

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Agroecology

Experts explain the way towards agroecological practices which seek to make use of the assets and services offered by ecosystems. These practices foster the sustainability of farming systems and their resilience in the…

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In September, the G20 agriculture ministers met in Bali. Discussions focused on building resilient, sustainable food systems and agriculture, and strengthening the right to food.

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Biodiversity

Without world-wide crop diversity and its conservation, there would be no food and nutrition security. This is why efforts have to be made to preserve as many species and genetic variants as possible. These were the core…

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Environment

African environment ministers discuss how to secure people’s well-being and ensure environmental sustainability in Africa at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment.

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