Africa's farmers need help to access loans, fertilizer and export markets to avoid future food supply crises caused by climate change and commodities speculation, a top agricultural expert said on Tuesday.

This paper by Arvind Panagariya says that India does not fall into the category of "big league" emitters like China. With nearly 300 million people living below the poverty line, India needs urgent and lasting development and it would be inconceivable for India to cap its emissions yet.

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the Euromediterranean Network of Representative and Experimental Basins (ERB) held in Krakow, Poland, from 18-20 September 2008.

Development takes a backseat as states combat extreme weather spending on disaster management has exceeded spending on agriculture and rural development in some states. A World Bank report said extreme weather events like floods, cyclones and droughts forced Maharashtra, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh to spend more on relief and damages than on development schemes between 2002 and 2007.

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The purpose of this brief is to highlight the close inter-linkages between climate change and the world of work. It aims to promote a better understanding between both spheres and greater coherence between climate, social and labour policies.

This report presents an overview of what adaptation to climate change might mean for Europe and Central Asia (ECA). It starts with a discussion of emerging best practice adaptation planning around the world and a review of the latest climate projections.

This 2009 edition of the World Disasters Report focuses on disaster risk reduction. It argues that early warning without early action is not enough and calls for cost-effective prevention measures, rather than the expensive response operations.

Effects of climate change on health will affect most populations in the next decades and put the lives and wellbeing of billions of people at increased risk. During this century, earth's average surface temperature rises are likely to exceed the safe threshold of 2

New delhi : The fierce winds on Sunday afternoon hit some areas of Central Delhi including Rashtrapati Bhawan, Teen Murti, Rajaji Marg, Talkatora, Shanker Road and Pusa Institute harder than the rest of the city. More than 100 trees were either broken or uprooted in these areas.