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The Future of rice security under climate change
P.P.S. Teng; M. Caballero-Anthony; J.A. Lassa / Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies 2016
Food systems are climate and weather dependent; heat stress and changes in rainfall patterns and relative humidity are likely to regulate crop yields. Elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) are likely to directly and indirectly bring n...
Weather-index based crop insurance as a social adaptation to climate change and variability in the Upper West Region of Ghana: developing a participatory approach
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2017
Climate change and variability are major challenges to rain-fed crop production in Africa. This paper presents a report on a pilot project to test a concept for operationalising weather-index crop insurance as a social adaptat...
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
F. Yuan; K. P. Gallagher / Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University 2016
China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrate...
High and Dry: Climate change, water and the economy
World Bank Publications 2016
This World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralize the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking...
Sustainable development and the water–energy–food nexus: A perspective on livelihoods
E.M. Biggs; E. Bruce; B. Boruff / Science Direct 2015
The water–energy–food nexus is being promoted as a conceptual tool for achieving sustainable development. Frameworks for implementing nexus thinking, however, have failed to explicitly or adequately incorporate sustainable&n...
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a co...
Climate change and water: An overview from the World Water Development Report 3: Water in a changing world
United Nations World Water Assessment Programme 2009
This World Water Assessment Programme Special Report brings together messages on water and climate change from the World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World. Water in a Changing World shows that changes in our water ...
Water and Climate Blue Book
World Water Council 2016
Llaunched by the Morroccan government at COP22 in Marrakech, the blue book aims to raise international awareness on the vulnerability of water in the context of climate change and the urgency of action. It also speaks in favor of merg...
Climate change adaption readiness: lessons from the 2015/16 El Niño for climate readiness in Southern Africa
A. Benkenstein / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Southern Africa is experiencing its worst drought in at least 35 years. The drought is associated with an acute El Niño cycle, a periodic weather phenomenon that affects weather patterns across large regions of the glob...
Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2017
Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. ...
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