Small farmers in Agusan del Sur, Philippines promote climate-resilient traditional rice varieties, April 2015

New IPCC Climate Report to Focus on 1.5C & Adaptation; Apple Expands Clean Energy

Climate Home (8/24) said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release a new report in September 2018 exploring ways to keep global warming at or below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report will also prominently feature adaptation measures such as flood defenses, heat resilient crops and weather warning systems.
 
The New York Times (8/23) said Apple received approval to become a wholesale seller of electricity in the U.S., in an effort to meet growing electricity needs with renewable energy while also reducing carbon emissions and costs. Apple is just one of many businesses taking steps to integrate clean energy into their operations.
 
Voice of America (8/26) reported on the invention of the “solar tree” in India, a space saving design that could reduce the amount of land needed to develop solar parks and potentially increase solar power generation across India.
 
Pacific Islands News Association (8/29) said USAID will support Papua New Guinea with biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and climate change adaptation under a new U.S.-Papua New Guinea bilateral assistance agreement.
 
Inter Press Service (8/28) said cocoa farmers in the south west region of Cameroon are suffering as severe drought conditions damage crops.

Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Integration, Adaptation
Topics
Clean Energy, Biodiversity, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia, Africa

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