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Paris Agreement Signing Takes Place in New York April 22nd 2016

Civil Society Experts React to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

Climate Change, Migration and Human Rights Study Released

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Climate change, migration and human rights – Dr. Cosmin Corendea awarded prestigious AXA Fellowship

Paris, 8 April 2016 – Dr. Cosmin Corendea, a senior scientist at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), received a prestigious Post Doctoral Fellowship from the AXA Research Fund in support of his research work on “Migration and Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change,” today.

Main rain Season in Uganda Start

By Patrick Luganda in Kampala
The skies have opened up and the rain is coming down in torrents. It is a great relief for millions of Uganda farmers, like in several countries in Africa, where farming is heavily dependent on rain from the heavens.

Ms Lillian Nkwenge the Communications Manger at the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) in Kampala says the rains have started in earnest and the farmers should make use of the rains to plant various crops as well as plan agriculture related activities.

FAO says New approaches needed to meet sustainable development challenges

FAO Director-General stresses need for collaboration beyond traditional silos

22 March 2016, Rome -- The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda -- and eradicate hunger and poverty, in particular -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels today.

Urgently Required: Autonomous vehicle for 2,000 kilometer mission under sea-ice

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Fairbanks 16 March 2016 (WCRP) - The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have launched a new Polar Challenge to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of a 2 000 km mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic.

The aim is to stimulate innovation into new monitoring tools for the Polar oceans, to complement satellite observations and ultimately expand scientific research capabilities and climate services in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

El Nino Blamed for Observed Record High Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

Carbon Dioxide Increase in Atmosphere Sets New Record
The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The development is significant because Mauna Loa Observatory is the oldest continuous atmospheric measurement station in the world and is widely regarded as a benchmark site in the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch network.

Majority of Women in UK Do Not Bathe

By Patrick Luganda, Kampala Uganda
Water is a great asset that we often take for granted. In the tropics lack of water is a great discomfort especially for women who need it to wash and keep clean at all times.

Ms Masitula Nakamya in Kampala Uganda says that she bathes at least two times a day and adds an additional 'mini' wash of her private parts in the middle of the day. She says that not washing would make her uncomfortable and the tropical heat would cause her to have a bad odour.

What about using perfumes and deodorants to neutralize the bad body adour, I ask

Greater Horn of Africa March, April, May Seasonal Forecast Released

Kigali-Rwanda: Seasonal Forecast: MAM-2016
Published 24/02/16

Graeter Horn of Africa Seasonal Forecast Released

Kigali-Rwanda: Seasonal Forecast: MAM-2016
Published 24/02/16

Connect4Climate awarded with Green Oscar at Bervely Hills

February 23, 2016
Issued By Global Green USA

The 13th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party to honor World Bank Group's Global Partnership program - Connect4Climate, UN Foundation & Global Green Champions

Global Green will roll out the green carpet for the eco-conscious stars and allies at its 13th annual pre-Oscar party on Feb. 24 at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel that will feature an opening act by Charlie Puth, special headlining performance by Stevie Wonder and dinner program emceed by renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien.

Experts review IGAD Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security Atlas

Kigali Rwanda: A Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24 February 2016.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC ), World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa (RBN)and partners are jointly organizing a Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security on 24 February 2016.

Cultivating Africa’s Economic Fortunes on the Family Farm

By Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
This week I joined more than a dozen of the world’s sharpest minds on African agriculture in an unprecedented effort to devote an entire issue of the influential magazine Foreign Affairs to consider the future of the African farmer in our digital age.

Making Agricultural Biotechnologies Work for Family Farmers


International symposium at FAO: 15-17 February 2016

12 February 2016, Rome - Over 400 scientists, representatives of government, civil society, the private sector, academia, farmers' associations and cooperatives are set to participate in the FAO-hosted international symposium "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition" from 15-17 February 2016.

El Nino Hits Southern Africa Hard

El Niño set to have a devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security; Forecasts suggest a scenario of extensive, regional-scale crop failure

Joint statement by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Ten Questions For Us Presidential Candidates On Food

State of Food US Concern: In a recent poll by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 94 percent of American voters expressed concern about the state of the food system – and also said that food was a very important issue to them. More than ever before, Americans are concerned about what they’re eating, how it was grown, where it was grown, and by whom.