By 2050, climate change will increase extreme drought, especially in the subtropics and low- and mid-latitudes. Increased water stress will impact land areas twice the size of those areas that will experience decreased water stress. View larger image: http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/impacts-on-water/ "
The biggest UN summit on sustainable development in a decade approved a strategy to haul more than a billion people out poverty and cure the sickness of the biosphere.
Ensuring that forest dwellers have rights over their land is vital for slowing the deforestation that may be causing up to a fifth of the world's emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Washington-based NGO Rights and Resources Initiative is aimed at encouraging next month's U.N. summit in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the politically contentious issue of land reforms.
Amid a recent show of high emotions on the issue, Malacañang on Saturday reassured mining firms and environmental advocates that the government will balance their interests in crafting its policy on mining. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte indicated Malacañang, in crafting its policy, will even take into consideration the heated, high-profile exchange at a mining forum last Friday.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Environment and fisheries ministers from six Asia Pacific countries are meeting today to advance their collective agenda for protecting and managing the fragile Coral Triangle?one of the most diverse and threatened marine ecosystems in the world.
The Third Ministerial Meeting of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs Fisheries and Food Security will endorse a plan to establish a permanent secretariat for the initiative in Indonesia.