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FAO: Agriculture key to Caribbean food security and coping with climate change

FAO Headquarters

Graziano da Silva, the FAO Director-General, stressed how the island nations of the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to extreme natural events such as hurricanes, which threaten agriculture, food security and sustainable development. ‘In few places is the impact of climate change so evident as in Small Island Developing States'...

  • Climate change 'like a cancer'

    UNISDR AP

    The Manila Call to Action on Climate Change was launched 26 February in the Philippines by UNISDR Champion and Philippines Senator, Loren Legarda, on the occasion of the State visit by French President, Francois Hollande. On his arrival, President Hollande called for a climate change alliance with the Philippines that would incentivize similar co-operation between rich and poor nations at the COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year...

  • UNDP: A Cuban model for a resilient Caribbean

    UNDP

    The Cuban Risk Reduction Management Centre model serves as an instrument to ensure that disaster management and development practices in any given territory are informed by an analysis of risk and vulnerability. 'The essence of RRMC is disaster risk reduction - to promote collective knowledge and information management for decision making at the local government level,' says Claudio Tomasi, Resident Representative, UNDP Cuba...

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