Almost 250 million people around the world are affected by climate-related disasters in a typical year. This report projects that, by 2015, this number could grow by 50 per cent to an average of more than 375 million people.

Recognizing that poor communities in developing countries are the least responsible for climate change but most vulnerable to its impacts, the Bali Action Plan calls for

Climate change is the number one threat to human development. Yet progress towards limiting global warming to below 2

Several recent studies have concurred that Vietnam will be one of most vulnerable countries to climate change in the world. Gradual changes such as sea level rises and higher temperatures, more extremes of weather such as drought, and more intense typhoons are all on the horizon and will have a potentially devastating impact on the country

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have a benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture.

In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human rights of millions of the world

Good policies that cannot be implemented will not solve the current problems of climate change whose impacts are expected to hit Africa the most, is affecting 42 billion people worldwide. But Uganda appears to be laying ground work to both mitigate and adapt to the phenomenon.

Climate change is having a destructive impact on many groups around the world. Pastoralists in East Africa have been adapting to climate variability for millennia and their adaptability ought to enable them to cope with this growing challenge. This paper explains the policies required to enable sustainable and productive pastoralist communities to cope with the impact of climate change and generate sustainable livelihoods.

The food price crisis represents an enormous challenge to the leadership and legitimacy of the world's multilateral institutions, but is also a genuine opportunity to deliver long overdue reforms to the food and agriculture system. Those countries with the resources and power to deliver such reforms should take the lead, as they have done in trying to avert a
global financial crisis. This briefing note sets out a series of steps, both short- and medium-term, to deal with the current food crisis, and to put in place the reforms required to prevent future repetitions.

The current biofuel policies of rich countries are neither a solution to the climate crisis nor the oil crisis, and instead are contributing to a third: the food crisis. In poor countries, biofuels may offer some genuine development opportunities, but the potential economic, social, and environmental costs are severe, and decision makers should proceed with caution.

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