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Gambia: Enhancing resilience in coastal communities vulnerable to climate changeDec 1, 2015Rice has long been a way of life for communities along Gambia’s coast. But in recent decades, climate change and overdevelopment have combined to endanger the viability of rice and thus the livelihoods of many rural Gambians.
Before National Cap-and-Trade Launch, China Faces Raft of ProblemsDec 1, 2015As China prepares to launch a nationwide carbon cap-and-trade program to try to slow climate change, experts are warning of a long list of flaws in seven pilot programs that are already operating throughout the country.
Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2015AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.
World's vulnerable open gateway to climate safe future at ParisNov 30, 2015Leaders of 30 nations seized day one of the Paris climate conference (COP21) by jointly issuing a historic declaration linking the hands of world's vulnerable countries across continents.
Traditional seeds keep hunger away in drought-prone ZimbabweNov 30, 2015A recent study by Care International-Zimbabwe found that female farmers were more receptive to best farming practices than their male counterparts. The Zimbabwean government has started issuing land rights to women smallholders, previously a taboo.
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under 100$ per patient per yearNov 27, 2015UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Savings provide funds for additional 250,000 people on HIV treatment.
Seaweed cultivation ushers waves of change in the SundarbansNov 27, 2015In Bengal's mangrove forests, the effects of climate change are forcing men to leave their families in search of work. But now, seaweed farming is offering the women left behind financial stability and empowerment.
Vulnerable Countries to Adopt Issue Historic Joint Declaration at Open of Paris Climate SummitNov 27, 2015The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will meet on Monday 30th November to adopt a historic Manila-Paris Declaration conveying what vulnerable countries want, commit and plan to accomplish to make the COP21 climate deal and follow-up a success.
Limiter les risques climatiques au BéninNov 26, 2015Au Bénin, des systèmes de contrôle météorologique et hydrologique permettent d'alerter les populations en cas d'inondation ou de sécheresse, et ainsi de limiter les dégâts causés par les catastrophes climatiques.
Northeast Brazil: A Prayer for RainNov 25, 2015Along with Pacheco community, nearly 18,000 inhabitants of the large rural area of Pesqueira city have no water on tap. The Northeast of Brazil is facing the worst drought in the last 50 years. The semiarid region is marked by a history of droughts and is constantly vulnerable to hunger, famine, displacement and material loss.