Climate change https://scidev.net/global/environment/climate-change/ News articles about climate change and global warming covering impact, mitigation, policy, adaptation, talks, COP and more. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:19 GMT en Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html “Somewhat rapid” acceleration underway for platform designed to give indigenous groups a voice. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:19 GMT Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Murky climate deal lets down poor countries https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/murky-climate-deal-lets-down-poor-countries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/murky-climate-deal-lets-down-poor-countries.html The Katowice agreement makes few provisions to help developing nations combat climate change. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:42:00 GMT Report slams global failure to curb emissions https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html As world leaders meet in Poland, the Global Carbon Project shows that dangerous emissions are continuing unabated. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT Legal tweak could wreck Amazon forest https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html The Terra Legal law was intended to help with indigenous land tenure, but could be abused and result in rampant deforestation. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The tech fix that won’t secure food supplies https://scidev.net/global/farming/supported-content/tech-fix-secure-food-supplies.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/supported-content/tech-fix-secure-food-supplies.html How can small farmers avoid getting ‘locked in’ by technology? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Science is still biased towards staple crops https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/supported-content/science-biased-towards-staple-crops.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/supported-content/science-biased-towards-staple-crops.html Farmers rely on information to climate-proof their businesses and diversify their crop. IFAD’s Paul Winters tells SciDev.Net how science can help overcome remaining barriers. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT Q&A: Climate finance for poorer countries is ‘in our interest’ https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/supported-content/q-a-climate-finance-for-poorer-countries-is-in-our-interest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/supported-content/q-a-climate-finance-for-poorer-countries-is-in-our-interest.html Global targets may fail without small energy systems in the developing world, says environmental lawyer Alan Miller. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT Climate science gets precise enough for legal action https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html Latest IPCC report and “attribution science” set to usher in era of liability for companies and governments. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT Model shows pathway to feeding the world https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/model-shows-pathway-to-feeding-the-world.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/model-shows-pathway-to-feeding-the-world.html A modelling exercise proves that global hunger can be ended by 2050 if the world cuts back on red meat and eats more nuts. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT UN gives 12-year deadline to crush climate change https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/un-gives-12-year-deadline-to-crush-climate-change.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/un-gives-12-year-deadline-to-crush-climate-change.html A report urges leaders to act quickly on emission targets limiting dangerous global warming to 1.5 degrees. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:30:00 GMT US prising climate, development apart in IPCC talks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html US negotiators attempt to disconnect climate and development. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:38:00 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT Q&A: ‘Women leaders must fight gender bias in the system’ https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-women-leaders-must-fight-gender-bias-in-the-system.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-women-leaders-must-fight-gender-bias-in-the-system.html Nazhat Shameem Khan, chief negotiator at the UN’s annual climate talks, on making the system more gender-inclusive. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:24:00 GMT Scant progress at Bangkok climate talks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/scant-progress-at-bangkok-climate-talks-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/scant-progress-at-bangkok-climate-talks-1x.html General disappointment as finance remains contentious and mistrust persists ahead of final rule book meeting. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:32:59 GMT Estimate of carbon in indigenous lands rises five-fold https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/estimate-of-carbon-in-indigenous-lands-rises-five-fold.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/estimate-of-carbon-in-indigenous-lands-rises-five-fold.html New data on vast amounts of carbon in community-managed forest come with calls for strengthening land rights. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://scidev.net/global/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers-1x.html New study counters earlier projections of decreasing runoff as a result of climate change. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:24:15 GMT Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html A software tool sets diets for millions of cattle in India to cut methane emissions by 15 per cent. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:49:35 GMT Uranium ‘widespread’ in India’s groundwater https://scidev.net/global/water/news/uranium-widespread-in-india-s-groundwater.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/uranium-widespread-in-india-s-groundwater.html Data from 16 states show contamination, traced to excessive extraction that releases uranium into deep aquifers. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Adapt to climate by packaging local results into policy https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/opinion/q-a-adapt-to-climate-by-packaging-local-results-into-policy.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/climate-change/climate-change_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/opinion/q-a-adapt-to-climate-by-packaging-local-results-into-policy.html Pakistan shows the reality of climate impacts — but carbon-centric science and policy don’t help, says Adil Najam. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT