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5 things you need to know about the UN Emissions Gap Report

November 29th, 2018 / World Resources Institute, US

Each year, the UN’s Emissions Gap Report takes stock of where global greenhouse gas emissions are headed versus where they need to be if we are to avoid the worst climate impacts. This is our “emissions gap,” and it’s contributing to many of the escalating heat waves, droughts and extreme …

A breakthrough on agriculture on the cards at COP23

November 15th, 2017 / Down to Earth, India

Draft document on agriculture stresses on assessment of risks, a differentiation of vulnerability and actions required based on farming systems and agro-ecological zones.
Events throughout the day focused on the need to step up adaptation and mitigation finance to help the agricultural sector cope better and build climate-resilient agriculture to offset …

Paris climate agreement cannot be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture

May 23rd, 2016 / EurekAlert! AAAS

Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the new climate agreement’s plan to limit warming to 2°C in 2100. Researchers from the the University of Vermont, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and …