Crops & Food Supply

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Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

The Canadian Climate Forum is holding their 2015 Symposium November 12th and 13th in Ottawa. This event is a one and a half day gathering to raise awareness, share knowledge, and drive action to address food security in the face of a changing climate. The event’s main objectives are to: Enhance levels of understanding about […]

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Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

In reaction to the failure of COP21, POC21 has brought together a network of 100 plus designers, makers and eco-geeks to innovate a new breed of sustainable lifestyle products. In the unusual setting of an ancient French castle, 12 selected projects have spent the last five weeks developing portable solar power systems, low-waste self-filtering showers, […]

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Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

All interested participants are welcome to join the online learning event ‘Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling’ during the month of October 2015. The event consists of two webinars and a facilitated online discussion taking place during the whole month of October. The content of the event is targeted at agriculture and climate change […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

“After decades of cruel leadership, the effects of climate change may have been the ultimate unhinging stressor for Syria.” This is really a must read comic. Understanding the conflict in Syria is important — as is supporting and assisting Syrian refugees. Read it here.

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The hungry dystopia of climate change

The hungry dystopia of climate change

It’s the year 2026. A poor monsoon season in India leads to low wheat output, which is followed by a surprise thaw and refreeze that flattens crops in the Black Sea region, and a bad Chinese wheat harvest. Russia and some other producers impose export restrictions to conserve food. Next, drought strikes the U.S., and things suddenly […]

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Excerpt from Tim Flannery's new book, "Atmosphere of Hope"

Excerpt from Tim Flannery’s new book, “Atmosphere of Hope”

The Guardian has an excerpt from acclaimed climate author Tim Flannery’s new book, “Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis”. In it, Flannery shows how a changing climate in Australia and around the world will have impacts beyond higher temperatures: threats to human health, more extreme bushfires, degrading nutritional value of crops, […]

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Feeding Nine Billion Video 5: Local Food Systems by Dr. Evan Fraser

Feeding Nine Billion Video 5: Local Food Systems by Dr. Evan Fraser

By 2050 there will be 9 billion people on the planet – but will there be enough food for everyone? Food security expert Dr Evan Fraser guides you through a whiteboard presentation of his solution to the Global Food Crisis focusing in this video on the role of the local food system. Brought to you […]

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