We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other

The climate community must work harder, faster and smarter in a pivotal year. Despite years of campaigning, innovation and negotiation from the climate sector, despite millions of hours and billions of dollars spent, global carbon emissions continue to rise – projected

The 2010s are coming to a close. Reviewing the decade, what can we say about the future? A tech person will look at technological progress (stunning). A sociologist will look at cultural diversity (explosive). My take (disclosure: I’m an economist)

The average African farmer’s age is nearly 60. Stakeholders come together to brainstorm pathways to draw young people into a rural way of life and climate-smart and digital agriculture is the best bet. Article in collaboration with: CGIAR Research Program on

This article, first published on the ICLEI blog, is part of our "COP25" Editorial Series, done in partnership with ICLEI  — Local Governments for Sustainability. The longest-ever climate conference, COP25, concluded on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The talks punted a number of

Climate change threatens livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet rising demand for livestock products  is an opportunity for poor households who depend on livestock for their livelihood. A new project in East Africa aims to support climate-smart livestock systems based

Multistakeholder partnerships (MSPs) have recently gained prominence as part of a new approach to food security and nutrition governance. Several MSPs were invited by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in October 2019 to share their experience on how

A new working paper examines research on scaling as a method to promote adoption and effective uptake of climate-smart  innovations resulting from experimentation carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), with researchers

Farmers and the actors that support farming systems face acute challenges caused by the climate emergency. According to CGIAR researchers, overcoming these challenges requires working together to co-design and adopt climate-smart practices. This article explains how climate-smart farming could be

This article, first published on the ICLEI blog and with Essen in the spotlight, is part of our "COP25" Editorial Series, done in partnership with ICLEI  — Local Governments for Sustainability. At the height of the industrial revolution, Essen was a hub

Adapting to climate change requires stumping. But it's anything but simple for coffee farmers. They face physical, knowledge and economic barriers. This article explores the challenges they need to address. Article in collaboration with: Root Capital invests in the growth of

This article, first published on the ICLEI blog and featuring the Mayor of Pittsburgh, is part of our "COP25" Editorial Series, done in partnership with ICLEI  — Local Governments for Sustainability. Having just recently committed to the UN’s SDGs — only the

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