Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports March 2014 Adaptation of Agricultural and Food Systems to a Changing Climate and Increasing Urbanization. Climate change will pose risks for the world’s food supply in the coming decades; this comes at a time when the global demand for food is expected to soar based on 2050 world population estimates. It is important to recognize that climate change will necessitate temporal and geographical shifts in food production, but will most likely not result in the collapse of our food systems. However, because of differences in the severity of how climate change will affect agriculture, regional and temporal changes in production and harvest-time will challenge the existing and sometimes outdated agricultural infrastructure with respect to collection, storage, transportation, and distribution of food. Increasing regional and global urbanization will further perturb these systems.
Adaptation to climate change with respect to crop and food animal production will have to occur at multiple temporal, seasonal, and geospatial levels. Keywords. IPCC BRIEFINGS - JUNE 2014 - IPCC AR5: Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture. Latest publications Should investment in Africa consider sustainability? August 2015 – A comparison between South African and Chinese business experiences. This exploratory working paper considers how foreign investment by Chinese companies could be used to promote strategic leadership around sustainability in South Africa. 10 years of Carbon Pricing in Europe – A business perspective July 2015 – This report, commissioned by The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, was produced to mark the ten-year anniversary of the EU Emissions Trading System.
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Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development - JULY 2013 - Smallholder farmers’ adoption of technologies for adaptati. UNEP - JULY 2012 - Technologies for climate change mitigation - agriculture sector. PLOS 25/04/13 The Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions to Reduce the Health Impact of Climate Change: A Systematic Revie. Background Climate change is likely to be one of the most important threats to public health in the coming years. Yet despite the large number of papers considering the health impact of climate change, few have considered what public health interventions may be of most value in reducing the disease burden. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce the disease burden of high priority climate sensitive diseases.
Methods and Findings For each disease, we performed a systematic search with no restriction on date or language of publication on Medline, Web of Knowledge, Cochrane CENTRAL and SCOPUS up to December 2010 to identify systematic reviews of public health interventions. We retrieved some 3176 records of which 85 full papers were assessed and 33 included in the review. The included papers investigated the effect of public health interventions on various outcome measures. Conclusion Figures Copyright: © 2013 Bouzid et al. Introduction Methods Results. PLOS 24/01/13 Global Priority Conservation Areas in the Face of 21st Century Climate Change. Results and Discussion Projected changes in mean temperature between 1991−2010 and 2081−2100 show a clear warming trend. The average temperature is projected to rise by 1.7 to 5.0°C across the 196 ecoregions, compared to the increase of 0 to 1.4°C over the past five decades, with strongest warming expected in ecoregions at high northern latitudes (Table S1, Figure S2A).
Furthermore, future warming trends are projected to be stronger in dry seasons than in wet seasons (Figure S2B, C). Future precipitation changes, on the other hand, show high spatial heterogeneity and between-model variability (Table S1, Figure S2D−F). Generally, the likelihood of precipitation increase is high in ecoregions at high northern latitudes, East Africa, and South Asia, while precipitation decline is expected in ecoregions of the Mediterranean Basin, Central America, the Andes, South Africa, Madagascar, and Australia, particularly during dry seasons. Figure 1. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054839.g001 Figure 2. OCDE 29/07/11 Harmonising Climate Risk Management - Adaptation Screening and Assessment Tools for Development Co-operation. CSIRO - Developing climate change resilient agribusinessesCSIRO is working with primary producers to research practical manageme. CSIRO is working with farmers to develop strategies for a range of mixed cropping and grazing systems. CSIRO is working with primary producers to research practical management solutions to adapt to climate change. 1 March 2011 | Updated 21 October 2013 In this article Research project Australia’s primary industries currently operate in a highly variable climate.
Climate change has, and will, introduce even greater challenges with shifting patterns and intensity of droughts, increased temperatures and extreme weather events. Working with farmers to find solutions CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship is working with farmers in a new three-year project to develop strategies for a range of mixed cropping and grazing systems Australia-wide. Farmers identify on-farm management options that they believe may offset negative impacts by combining information from real mixed cropping systems with expected climate change impacts. Research activities Partners. STATE OF SAO PAULO RESEARCH FOUNDATION - 2009 - CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH IN SÃO PAULO STATE, BRAZIL, INTO KNOWLEDGE ON CLIMATE.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA / SOUTHEAST CLIMATE CONSORTIUM - 2011 - Présentation: The Importance of Scale in Managing Agricultural Ris. Publications MOSAICC. MOSAICC - FAO Modelling system for agricultural impacts of climate change.