COP 21: Coalition pushes for ambitious climate change

COP 21: Coalition pushes for ambitious climate change

Its crunchtime at the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris as the deadline for a new climate accord is tomorrow (Friday). And its the planets poorest than continue to bear the brunt as the devastating effects of El Nino are being felt across Africa. Africa which causes the least damage the environment suffers the most from… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Ahead of UN conference, World Bank says ‘climate-smart’ development can keep 100 million people out of poverty

8 November 2015 – Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that protect the poor, agricultural shocks, natural disasters and the spread of diseases could push more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank warns in a new report released just weeks ahead of… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Kenya integrates climate-smart agriculture into its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

By Vivian Atakos (CCAFS East Africa) Technical support from CCAFS and CGIAR Centers helps build consensus for wider policy change. Kenya is among 36 countries (as of September 21) that have recently submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). INDCs—a key driver towards a new climate… Read more »


The 40th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 40) will be held to adopt the Fifth Assessment Review (AR5) Synthesis Report and approve its Summary for Policy Makers. Subsequently, in December 2014, a copy of the Synthesis Report will be presented to the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP… Read more »