Climate change adaptation

Virtual symposium: Cool insights for a hot world

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Planting trees seems like sensible choice when it comes to mitigating climate change, but crucial aspects of the relationships between trees and climate have so far been overlooked in climate research, the new review Trees, forests and water: cool insights for a hot world concludes.

Trees are giant air conditioners with no power bills

Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change -- but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships have so far been overlooked in climate policy where it relates to forest. That, at least, is the conclusion of a new review.

Climate change - influence on animal health and production

This presentation was held by Ann Albihn at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.

4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference (Adaptation Futures 2016)

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Adaptation Futures 2016 is a conference and market-place for practices and solutions. It strengthens ties between science and practice as well as engages practice and business communities to biuldnew partnerships. The conference seeks to demonstrate examples ofbusiness cases for adaptation and helps to develop an up-to-date and coherent research agenda.

Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, CCDA-IV

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An annual Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) conference is the flagship event of Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa). It provides a forum where stakeholders such as NGOs and CSOs from across the continent engage on climate change issues.

Agriculture in a 4°C warmer world

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Last fall, the report - Turn down the heat — why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided — was launched by the World Bank. The report, which was produced for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, gained world-wide attention in media and among policy makers.

The 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference: Building Resilient Food Systems and Adaptation to Climate Change

The 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference held on 20-21 August, 2013 in the UN offices in Nairobi, Kenya declared that "ecosystem-based adaptation approaches should be mainstreamed and up-scaled to build resilient food systems and adapt to climate change in Africa".

Reporting from The SLU Global Food Security Research Symposium: Enhancing Cassava Industry for Food Security

Cassava or Yuca or Manioc, a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, is the third most important source of calories in the tropics. In the situation of economic and climate uncertainty world’s community is looking for more diversified base for food security, apart from the three staple crops, rice, wheat and maize.