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The latest climate change headlines curated by RTCC, updated daily from 0900-1700 BST
With climate change expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts, UN agencies call on countries to adopt urgent policies to deal with water shortages
Severe weather variability has affected harvests around the world but the many of the tools to enhance food security are within our grasp.
President’s climate change advisor and Secretaries for the Navy and Agriculture unite to back industry that could be worth “one million US jobs” following Navy’s Great Green Fleet trial.
Rising pressure on food supplies coupled with climate change is forcing farmers to adapt. But how might these changes affect the health of the global environment?
As Hackney based Growing Communities gets ready to support a second round to fruit and veg box start-ups across the UK, RTCC visits one of the projects first successes to learn more about community growing.
The Aldersgate Group brought together a group of corporate leaders including Unilever, Microsoft and PepsiCo, and gave them 100 seconds to pitch an idea for a sustainable future. Food, energy and water security all featured but which would win the day?
The challenges facing policy makers at this summer’s Rio+20 have evolved significantly since 1992. RTCC looks though the major changes in the world from cattle stock growth to cattle class passengers via climate change and urbanisation.
New report outlines seven measures that will enable world to feed population of 9 billion by 2050 while reducing agricultural carbon emissions
World Water Day 2012 highlights the role water will play in feeding a rising global population. We have investigated how much water is used in our food.
Experts say region set for more misery after worst drought in six decades hit last year.
While many of the goals and good intentions of the green movement have not changed, technology has allowed the methods to advance significantly, writes Dr Darren Hughes.
Conflict expert Dr Jeffrey Mazo looks at the role climate change played in the wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East.
Six key climate change messages to take away from the World Economic Forum summit.
Darren Hughes, head of public affairs at the Rothamsted Research Institute, explores how smarter communications could prompt more effective climate action.
2012 is the UN Year of Sustainable Energy. The Year of the Dragon. The year Nostradamus predicts the world will end, again. But could it also prove to be a crunch year for climate change action?
Already crippled by food and energy shortages, Kim Jong-un will also inherit increasing pressure from climate change on the country’s food supply.