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Agriculture one of sectors hardest hit by climate disasters in LatAm, Caribbean, FAO warns

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua | Agriculture is one of the sectors hardest hit by climate-related disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, which marked International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. “Anticipatory, short-term action must be based on longer-term resilience-building …

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Why the climate crisis which is putting human civilisation itself at risk must remain front-page news  COMMENT | JULES KORTENHORST | In addressing climate change, “winning” slowly is the same as losing. We have only one chance to fix this problem before it becomes an existential threat, and the window …

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Biden invites world leaders to virtual climate summit

Washington, US | XINHUA |  U.S. President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to attend a virtual summit on climate change on April 22 and 23, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Chinese and Russian leaders are invited to the summit, according to the statement. The summit …

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MPs defer UGX 990 Bn loan for irrigation, enterprise development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has delayed the approval of funding amounting to 990 billion Shillings to finance the construction of irrigation schemes, drainage channels and dams as part of a new climate-resilient irrigation project. The project is expected to benefit 63,200 smallholder farmers in Isingiro, Kanungu, Lamwo, Lira, …

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