All countries must use the COP20 Summit in Lima to resolve the impasse over “climate finance,” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, says international agency Oxfam.
Many countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines, should invest more in their governments’ capacity to protect their citizens given the region's vulnerability to climate change.
Farmers and families across the world are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.
Private finance has a vital role to play in the global response to climate change, but it is not a substitute for public finance.
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common in Russia, and the 2012 drought confirmed this trend.
Our work with small farmers in China to grow crops better adapted to the climate, combined with lobbying authorities to more actively involve villagers in decision making is yielding results.
Climate change is already having a negative impact on agricultural production in Russia, especially grain production, the sector most dependent on weather and climate factors.
Poor countries will today leave the UN climate change negotiations in Doha with little more than they arrived with, because developed countries failed to take any meaningful collective action to prevent and address the most harmful impacts of climate change.
Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.