IFAD report predicts steep drop in African staple crops by 2050, prompting urgent call for adaptation funding at COP26

“Mitigation and adaptation are like the two wings of a bird, we cannot continue flying on one wing,” said Dr. Jyotsna Puri Tweet this IFAD warned that COP26 will fail to achieve a lasting impact if world leaders continue to prioritise mitigation and neglect investments in climate adaptation. “Mitigation and adaptation are like the two … Read more

UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

[ad_1] UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar called Friday for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed in the military’s worst crackdowns this week and scores more were seriously injured. Christine Schraner Burgener said in her briefing to a closed council meeting … Read more

UPDATE 1-U.S. says North Korea an urgent priority for the United States

[ad_1] (Adds quotes, details) By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – North Korea’s nuclear weaponand ballistic missile programs are an urgent priority for theUnited States and Washington remains committed todenuclearization of the country, the U.S. State Department saidon Friday. The Biden administration’s lack of direct engagement withNorth Korea should not be seen as an … Read more