120 ministers among over one thousand delegates in Nairobi charting course for strong action on sustainable future
Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for of millions.
Climate change is one of the biggest risks to societies and economies around the world, but many of the most cost effective solutions to manage this risk are already available in nature, writes The Nature Conservancy's Maria Damanaki.
In light of the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia, the European Union delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27.
When indigenous rights are recognised and enforced, communities successfully manage their forests - and make crucial contributions to climate change mitigation.