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  • Estimating the Cost of Climate Risks for Developing Countries

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    From the Global Environment Facility (GEF): Climate Change Risks could cost Developing countries up to 19% of GDP by 2030 Report says action on climate adaptation may significantly reduce losses and increase economic sustainability. A report from the Economics of Climate Adaptation Working Group released today indicates that climate risks could cost nations up to […]

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    Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in LAC

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening speeches and […]

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    Expanding Water Security in Drought-Prone Ceará / Expansão de acesso seguro à água no Ceará

    Monday, December 22nd, 2008

    From the World Bank: Loan to Expand Successful Water Security Initiatives in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Region Project focuses on safe access to water for the poor in drought-prone Ceará State The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid […]

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    Research Agenda Agreed on Climate Change and Health

    Thursday, October 9th, 2008

    From the World Health Organization (WHO): WHO agreed on a research agenda on climate change and public health A meeting of experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Madrid agreed today to a research agenda to develop an evidence-based framework for action on the human health implications of climate change. The plan builds […]

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