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Cut global emissions by 7.6 percent every year for next decade to meet 1.5°C Paris target – UN report

November 26th, 2019 / UN Environment

On the eve of a year in which nations are due to strengthen their Paris climate pledges, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that unlessglobal greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030, the world will miss the opportunity to get on …

Which vision of farming is better for the planet?

August 13th, 2018 / The Salt

Farmers face a growing dilemma. Specifically, a food-growing dilemma.
How do you feed an increasing number of people without harming the environment?
As it turns out, growing as much food as possible in a small area may be our best bet for sustainably feeding the world’s population, according to new research.
It all …

Rural smallholder farmers have big potential to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint

July 10th, 2015 / IFAD

Helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change can also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – which is good news for the planet and for future generations. CCAFS and IFAD have released details of research on what mitigation potential smallholder farming actually has. The study finds reducing emissions may …