Every year pollution kills an estimated 9 million people worldwide, most of them in poor countries. Take 30 seconds and see how pollution kills and why we should stop it.
For too long, the international community has neglected the instrumental role smallholder farmers can play in providing food and reducing poverty in the developing world. That’s according to Roger Thurow, a senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in this video interview for Feeding Development. Now, Thurow said, the development community is waking up to these farmers’ potential.
This video highlights key messages from the contribution of the Working Group II to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) which will be finalized on 31 October 2014. "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world.