Impact of climate on mountain ecosystems under scrutinySCIDEV.NET | 14 May 2012
A four-year project aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity in mountain ecosystems has been launched in East Africa. The project, Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA) will be coordinated by the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) with funding from Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to create resilient agricultureSCIDEV.NET | 21 Mar 2012
Durable food security and agricultural growth depend on development strategies with resilience built in from the start, says Gordon Conway.
Preserving biodiversity 'protects drylands'SCIDEV.NET | 16 Jan 2012
The impacts of climate change and desertification on drylands could be reduced by preserving biodiversity, one of the first studies to look at dryland biodiversity and ecosystems has found.
Uganda: Farmer's Diary - Effects of Climate Change On FarmingAllAfrica.com | 04 Jan 2012
Monitor (Kampala)-Farming may be described as the process of caring for plants, insects, and animals that are valuable to us. It is a process that depends on many factors such as climate which has to do with the weather conditions of the location where we practice farming over a long period of time.
Analysis: Durban deal may do little to cool heating planetReuters | 12 Dec 2011
DURBAN (Reuters) - The world is forecast to grow hotter, sea levels to rise, intense weather to wreak even more destruction and the new deal struck by governments in Durban to cut greenhouse gas emissions will do little to lessen that damage.
Private sector finance eyed for U.N. forest projectsReuters | 11 Dec 2011
DURBAN (Reuters) - Private investors may be allowed to earn carbon credits by paying poor countries to halt the destruction of tropical forests, but a U.N. climate summit failed to agree the details needed to get the ambitious program off the ground.
Africa: South Africa Hails Climate DealAllAfrica.com | 11 Dec 2011
COP17 President Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has congratulated all the delegations at the United Nations climate talks for "their leadership and rising to the occasion when it was most required".
Africa: Ban Welcomes Durban Climate DealAllAfrica.com | 11 Dec 2011
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the set of decisions reached at the UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa on Sunday, saying they represented "a significant agreement that will define how the international community will address climate change in the coming years".
Africa: Durban Reaches Historic DealAllAfrica.com | 11 Dec 2011
Governments, including 38 industrialised countries, have agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from January 2013 as the COP17 drew to a close on early hours of Sunday morning.
Africa: COP 17 President Hails Landmark TalksAllAfrica.com | 11 Dec 2011
COP 17 president Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, herself lauded for steering the UN climate summit to a historic conclusion, has congratulated all the countries at the Durban conference for "rising to the occasion when it was most required".
Landmark deal saves climate talksThe Independent | 11 Dec 2011
Countries agreed a deal today to push for a new climate treaty, salvaging the latest round of United Nations climate talks from the brink of collapse.