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CIFOR -1 week ago

GLF Bonn 2019 Outcome Statement

In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The post GLF Bonn 2019 Outcome Statement appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

WRI -1 week ago

Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know

Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know Comments|Add Comment|PrintForests act as a globally important carbon sink. Photo by Cesar David Martinez/Avaaz The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems has just been released.  One thing you don...

CBD -1 week ago

World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns

More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Help African farmers cope with climate change threats, UN food agency urges

In a statement released on Tuesday, at the conclusion of the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the FAO stated that building resilience is one of the agency's priorities in Africa, and is key to meeting the challenge of feeding over two billion by 2050....

CBD -4 weeks ago

Climate-induced land stress to impact food security

Climate change is accelerating land degradation and desertification, which will hamper food production and raise cereal prices substantially unless immediate action is taken...

WRI -4 weeks ago

Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security

Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security Comments|Add Comment|PrintA vessel suspected of illegal fishing. Wikimedia/US Navy Canada announced today that they are the latest country to ratify the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Agreement on Port State Measures, officially closing their ports to illegal fisher...

FAO -1 month ago

Experts tackle problems behind loss of dryland forests at FAO headquarters

Experts from 20 countries gathered at FAO headquarters in Rome last week to discuss the sustainable management of the world’s drylands, which hold the potential to contribute to the food security, livelihoods and resilience of millions of people....

CBD -1 month ago

Jamaican women tackle the climate crisis on all sides

Globally, startling changes in the environment disproportionately affect women in developing countries, largely because of their lower economic and social status. In Jamaica, women head about 46 percent of households and bear the brunt of responsibility for shelter, water, and food security....

CBD -1 month ago

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report

The United Nations' goal to eradicate hunger by 2030 is a long way off. After a decade of progress, the number of people starving has risen over the last three years, the UN said in its latest report on food security: 820 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 149 million children under the age of five who are stunted due to lack of food....

CBD -1 month ago

Study: Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week – certification leads to empowerment

Empowering communities, managing landscapes and lifting millions from poverty are among key benefits underpinning PEFC forest certification. Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW2019) in South Korea, PEFC International CEO, Ben Gunneberg challenged participants to celebrate the values underpinned by PEFC forest certification. Source: Timberbiz “These are the direct, known benef...

World Bank -2 months ago

Knowledge Beyond Forests

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified pathways to curtailing global emissions to 1.5Oc—all included planting forests and protecting existing forests to reduce and avoid further emissions. Catastrophic forest fires, made worse by climate change, sharply increased the urgency to adapt forest management practices. New research showed that biodiversity loss is even...