El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries

WHO and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño. El Niño is a warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean which affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the world but most intensely in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific,...

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El Nino has put world in ‘uncharted territory’

UN relief chief urges action now to mitigate impacts Briefing United Nations Member States today on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon – which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry – the top UN relief official...

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Risk Mitigation and Finance Access Core to Productive Use of Clean Energy

Photo credit: ARE With the formal adoption of the SAIREC declaration, clean off-grid and decentralized solutions is finally being recognized as a financially viable alternative for supplying electricity to isolated regions in Africa. The South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which took place in Cape Town...

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Photo credit: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Five years ago a group of leaders from around the world came together with a common vision: to change the way people in developing countries cook. While there had been efforts in the past to ensure the poorest among us no longer prepare their food as our ancestors did hundreds of...

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Measuring success from COP21: Agriculture, food security and climate adaptation

In an exclusive interview with Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Semedo shares her views on the role of agriculture, food security and climate adaptation at COP21 and what still needs to be done to overcome the adaptation challenge. Here are some highlights...

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Learning By Example: An Exercise to Feed the World

The decade is 2020. Drought conditions have reduced global crop production, resulting in rising food prices. Food stocks around the world are decreasing dramatically. Social unrest and regional migration ensues as low- to middle-income countries struggle with food shortages. And, emergency relief aid organizations near their...

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