To mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, today’s blog looks at the importance of securing land rights for indigenous communities as a potential solution to rampant deforestation.
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”
This is what Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told the audience at the launch of the UN’s report on the impact of climate change in Japan today.
For years, a meatless diet has been heralded as one of the best tools for combating the climate footprint of livestock. A new study suggests that, by modifying land-use practices, ranchers can reduce GHG emissions more effectively than consumers.
Many of the world’s most popular foods are vulnerable to the Earth’s changing climate. Coffee and cocoa, for example, are especially at risk due to their extreme sensitivity to shifts in rainfall and temperature patterns.