Bovine Intervention: Colombia prepares to give unsustainable cattle production the hoof

15 December, 2015 by (comments)

An ambitious proposal from the Colombian government to make cattle production more sustainable could save over a billion tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting forests, regenerating land and boosting farmer incomes. If funded, the work will contribute to the country’s commitments to tackle climate change agreed at COP21 in Paris last week. With around 23 million cattle grazingRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southeast Asia

14 May, 2015 by (comments)

This week (May 12th – 14th) researchers from across the region will meet to prioritize gaps in climate change policy, research, capacity development, and knowledge management during the Umbrella Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia 2015 – 2020 workshop, to develop a Climate Change Conceptual Framework for Southeast Asia. Co-organized by CIAT, the Climate Change,Read More …

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A fight to the finish against climate change

25 June, 2014 by (comments)

This post was first published on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Partnerships for Development blog. When you go up against a tough opponent like climate change, you had best go in the company of heavyweights. This is the prudent thinking that prompted the Inter-American Development Bank and the Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of theRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Chocolate? Sure, as long as it’s 55% shade

16 June, 2014 by (comments)

I personally like dark chocolate, with 70% cocoa or more. But if my chocolate can also be climate friendly, even better. This is where the shade percentage matters. Let’s take a look at cocoa production then. Brazil was once among the world’s main cocoa producers, but yield levels have declined in the 1990s due to a combination of agronomicRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

We all are drivers of (climate) change

15 April, 2014 by (comments)

Has the tone changed in discussions about our climate? That of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on 31 March certainly has. While the IPCC has repeatedly warned us about the risks related to climate change, this time around, the message sounds particularly urgent. The report confirms that human activities are responsible forRead More …

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The key to climate-friendly coffee production

28 March, 2014 by (comments)

The production of Arabica coffee has been particularly hard hit by climate change impacts and so have the many smallholder farmers in Latin America who directly depend on revenues from coffee to sustain their livelihoods. But Arabica production has also contributed its share to greenhouse gas emissions and to climate change, especially because large areas of coffee in Mexico,Read More …

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Tracing Vietnam’s climate scars

10 March, 2014 by (comments)

Vietnam’s rugged northern terrain is characterized by sloping hills giving way to lush paddy fields and stretches of ancient tea. Yet the scars of climate change mark themselves in the landscape – scars which scientists and researchers are now using to piece together climate-smart solutions so communities can adapt to future weather shocks. Vietnam is among eight countries inRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website