resilience

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

African farmers need help to cope with the threats of climate change, with national policies that protect them and make them resilient, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has declared, following a major conference on food security in the continent.

Help build vulnerable island States’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official

With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

“Extraordinary milestone” as Paris Agreement comes into force

The official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change which commits 193 countries to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees, is an “extraordinary milestone."

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“Neighbours taking care of neighbours” after Myanmar floods

Recent floods in Myanmar highlighted the resilience of local communities, with people taking the initiative to look after their neighbours.

That’s according to Rosalia Gitau from the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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