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  • September 26
    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest

    Will the 193 United Nations member states who pledged to “leave no one behind” live up to their promise?

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  • September 25
    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway launched an initiative that firmly melds trade and climate change together.

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  • September 20
    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    To get where we need to on climate action, we need to do a lot of things. Here’s what we don’t need to do.

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  • August 27
    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    When we talk about solving the climate crisis, we should have more than just a technical lens; we should also be talking about compassion, grief, fear and hope.

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  • July 25
    What's Next for the ECOWAS Gender Network: From dialogue to action

    What's Next for the ECOWAS Gender Network: From dialogue to action

    After a week full of dialogue and knowledge exchange, parliamentarians who are part of a new network on gender equality and agriculture now face the important task of turning lessons into long-term engagement.

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  • July 18
    Learning from Experience: How an African parliamentarians' network is looking to mainstream gender considerations into agriculture

    Learning from Experience: How an African parliamentarians' network is looking to mainstream gender considerations into agriculture

    The challenges to women’s participation in agricultural production and economic opportunities are often deeply nuanced and specific to their regional, national and local contexts. This is the first part of a series covering ECOWAS network meetings on gender considerations in agriculture.

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  • July 5
    Seven ways new technology will impact the mining sector

    Seven ways new technology will impact the mining sector

    More consultation, in-country study and analysis will be needed to determine the best policy options to address the challenges posed by new technology in the mining sector.

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  • July 3
    When Life Gives You Lemons: How to bolster businesses’ capacity for making lemonade out of a changing climate

    When Life Gives You Lemons: How to bolster businesses’ capacity for making lemonade out of a changing climate

    Lemonade is the perfect drink for a hot summer day. And while it can help us beat the summer heat, soaring temperatures in many parts of the world could threaten the future of the core ingredient needed for this beloved summer fixture.

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  • June 27
    How Institutional Arrangements Can Engage Small Businesses in Climate Adaptation

    How Institutional Arrangements Can Engage Small Businesses in Climate Adaptation

    Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises need a supportive environment of institutional, legal and policy frameworks to adapt to climate change.

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  • June 26
    Zooplankton and Fresh Water: Here are the facts

    Zooplankton and Fresh Water: Here are the facts

    Zooplankton are critical parts of freshwater ecosystems, but often get forgotten. Scientist Mike Paterson explains what zooplankton are, and why they matter.

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