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  1. A worm’s eye view of climate change

    Farmer Rabebinirina Minompamonjy David - known to everyone as Madame Mino - holds a handful of pink, wriggling worms in the palm of her hand. “We started with just 250 grams of worms, now we have 20 kilos!” she smiles. “We have had great results with our worm composting - we can only use a quarter...
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  2. Tanzania : Climate adaptation benefits for women on Pemba

    In the past, Pemba Island, which is part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the mainland of Tanzania, experienced low morale amongst community members, especially women, to actively participate in development activities, due to cultural and religious barriers. Most people engage in fishing and...
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  3. Young forest rangers protecting the Amazon forest in Suriname

    Hovering above the immense canopy of Suriname’s Amazon forest, a drone captures bird’s-eye images of a group of young people as they prepare to enter the trees. Domitsio, Fransje, Fernando and Priscilla have all grown up in the nearby village of Pusugrunu on the Saramacca river, and they know this...
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  4. The urgency from COVID-19 must not deter long-term climate objectives

    T The urgency of actions to recover from the COVID-19 crisis must not deter long-term climate objectives, says a Joint Research Centre (JRC) Report. The recovery efforts must seize the opportunity to increase the resilience of our society, especially to climate impacts. Despite the ambition of the...
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  5. Beyond tourism: helping people and nature to thrive in the Maldives

    It's a sunny morning in the Addu Nature Park. The sky is blue, warm and humid, and although the season for migrating birds is over, the native bird call of the water hen and the cranes carry clearly across the waters of the largest inland protected area in the Maldives. GCCA+ Adaptation to Climate...
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  6. GCCA+ in Congo: Protecting the forest from an early age

    Batela zamba, tokobatela zamba, toloni nzete, tokobatela zamba – let’s protect our forests and plant trees – has become new the favourite song for children in Yangambi. @Axel Fassio/CIFOR Children and youth in Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo, learn to protect the forest and take care of the...
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  7. Digital aerial imaging: keeping one step ahead of climate change risks

    Comoros is an archipelago situated off the coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. Cyclones and other climate change-related weather events, of growing strength and frequency, are damaging business, government and the social infrastructure and taking a heavy toll on the poorest slum-dwellers. The...
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  8. Assisted Natural Regeneration for Niger’s trees

    Assisted Natural Regeneration (RNA) is one solution to the problem of tree loss and reduced tree cover in Niger. Under the GCCA+ ’s Climate resilience for sustainable agricultural development programme in Niger, a number of field activities aim to restore land and improve the production capacities...
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  9. What defines a successful mitigation intervention?

    The notion that ‘mitigation is a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases’ is simple enough. Far from simple, mitigation actions range across the full diversity of the six sectors (energy supply, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture and forestry, and...
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  10. What does coronavirus mean for GCCA+ countries ?

    By Jane Wilkinson As the world comes to grips with COVID19, industrialised countries have borne the early brunt of health and economic shocks. Border closures, draconian social-distancing laws and total lockdowns have plunged the global economy into a deep freeze. Hundreds of billions have been...
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