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  1. Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 14 (IPS) - As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to develop targeted weather forecasts to work around the threats and, when adaptation becomes too costly, buy specially designed insurance to protect their livelihoods.

  2. Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report

    - UN News

    Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health.  

  3. CommonSensing Project Builds Climate Resilience for Small Island Nations

    - Inter Press Service

    Sydney, Australia, Sep 10 (IPS) - The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) CommonSensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through its Operational Satellite Applications programme (UNOSAT), which is working with selected partners including the Commonwealth Secretariat, to improve resilience to the effects of climate change in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

  4. Latin America's Central Banks Push Climate Crisis to the Back Burner

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 10 (IPS) - Despite the impact that their policies have with regard to the climate emergency, Latin America's central banks continue to avoid applying guidelines in measures that affect the operation of credit institutions, which distances them from compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

  5. Caribbean Under Threat: Report Reveals Enormous Challenges for the Region

    - Inter Press Service

    Kingston, Sep 09 (IPS) - Less than halfway into the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours were already tallying the costs of infrastructural damage and crop losses from the passage of three tropical storms - Elsa, Grace and Ida. And after a record-breaking 2020 season, the region is on tenterhooks as the season peaks.

  6. Climate action: Guterres hails Latin American and Caribbean leadership

    - UN News

    The UN chief on Wednesday commended the leadership of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on climate action. 

  7. In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    London, Sep 08 (IPS) - This November, five years after signing the Paris Agreement and pledging to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with a further target of below 1.5 degrees Celsius, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK amid COVID-19 pandemic shocks, rising hunger and an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that warns of more extreme temperature, droughts, forest fires and ice sheet loss due to human activity.

  8. A Regional Agreement for a Healthy Eco-Sytem in Latin America & the Caribbean

    - Inter Press Service

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sep 08 (IPS) - In August 31st 2021, five Nations including Costa Rica - the country where the Escazú Agreement was adopted - announced publicly working towards a proposal for UN Human Rights Council to recognize globally the right to a clean, safe, healthy and sustainable environment at its 48th session in September.

  9. Climate Crisis Drives Up Cost of Electricity and Brings Big Changes in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Sep 08 (IPS) - As most of the world seeks to modify its energy mix to mitigate climate change, Brazil has also been forced to do so to adapt to the climate crisis whose effects are being felt in the country due to the scarcity of rainfall.

  10. From locusts to cyclones: The human cost of interlinked disasters

    - UN News

    Many extreme environmental events have a devastating effect on people’s lives, and a new UN report reveals that many of them are linked by the same underlying causes. On the day the study is released, we look at the impact of a locust swarm on a Kenyan farmer, and the ways that Cyclone Amphan affected an Indian worker.

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