|Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa (KTAA)- Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference
This publication reviews the current context and future implications of Climate Change impacts in Africa. It highlights the impact these changes have had and will have on the people of Africa. It reviews solutions for responding to the challenges posed by climate change. Solutions include sustainable approaches to enhancing environmental/ecosystem resilience to Climate Change such as buffer strips, on-site water conservation, use of native species, change in cropping systems, landscape-scale management, protection of water resources, use of natural infrastructure and the incorporation of local knowledge into agro-ecological production systems.
The publication provides a pictorial and easy-to-reference summary for policy-makers and the public alike
National Geographic began a series envisioning the future of food.
This eight month series covers topics ranging from fish farming and meat production to hunger in America and land grabs in sub-Saharan Africa. Their goal is to explore how to feed a growing population, without overwhelming the planet. In May, National Geographic hosted a dialogue between leading food, agriculture, and policy experts to examine which issues must be addressed to successfully feed the planet
UNESCO Documents Impacts of Sustainable Drylands Management Program
Tracking lessons learned from the second phase of the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has produced a policy brief on the integration of sustainable land management and improved livelihoods. The publication describes the major achievements and challenges faced through support to nine dryland centers in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan and Tunisia
How energy issues should be reflected in the post-2015 development agenda?
Over the last 10 years, continuing technology advances and rapid deployment of many renewable energy technologies have demonstrated that the question is no longer whether renewables have a role to play in the provision of energy services, but rather how we can best increase the current pace to achieve a 100 per cent renewables future with full energy access for all.The report "Renewables 2014: Global status report" credits support policies with driving global renewable energy capacity to a new record level last year – more than 1,560 gigawatts, up more than 8 per cent from 2012.
Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA)
The educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa.Through raising awareness of these issues, FOLA aims to elevate land and natural resource rights as an urgent priority for development in Africa.