Highlighting cases studies in "climate-smart agriculture" from around the globe, a new FAO publication shows that many rural communities are already successfully making the transition to new forms of farming better suited to the rigors of a warmer world. FAO's Leslie Lipper has more details.
In the city of Hoi An, the people show great resiliency in their ability to cope with natural disasters, specially flooding, which are exacerbated by climate change and development. UN-Habitat has worked with the local government and other stakeholders to assess the climate change vulnerabilities and develop an eco-city strategic plan.
This video shows the importance of education and training on climate change in the Dominican Republic. Through the UN CC:Learn project, the country has developed its own Climate Change Learning Strategy and has now started providing training to teachers to give them the tools to teach about climate change in class.
This video by the World Bank presents an example of a project inspired by the Climate Smart Agriculture concept. Climate smart agriculture can produce more food on less land, and with a minimal environmental footprint. The Coopeagri Agroforestry project in Costa Rica supports low-carbon agriculture in symbiosis with forestry.
This video published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) shows how water reservoirs can be an effective climate change adaptation strategy for rural populations living in the Peruvian Andes, where increasingly unpredictable weather conditions are adding stress on water availability.
This video produced by the World Bank warns that rising temperatures could have disastrous impacts by the end of the century, and urges action to "Turn Down the Heat."
This video highlights the challenges that climate change pose to small farmers and summarizes activities promoted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to support them in addressing these vulnerabilities.
This video produced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, presents a practical example of how the tourism sector can engage with local communities for finding continuous and sustainable solutions in adapting to climate change.
This video produced by the United Nations University (UNU) captures how Indigenous Peoples and local communities are actively participating in various important mitigation activities and resource management projects that reduce pressure on natural resources and enhance local adaptive capacity.
This video by the World Bank (WB) demonstrates how local governments in coastal cities in Africa can turn to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for helping their local communities in reducing severe effects of disasters caused by climate change.