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Cotton 2040: Interview with CottonConnect’s Hardeep Desai

As part of the Cotton 2040 initiative’s Planning for Climate Adaptation workstream, climate two new studies were published describing the potential climate impacts to the cotton sector. The reports, one a global analysis of climate risks to cotton production in 2040, and the second a detailed climate risk and vulnerability assessment of cotton-growing regions in India,…

New report: Hydromet Gap Report 2021

A new report from the leaders of the Alliance for Hydromet Development provides insight into how far we have to go to tap the benefits of effective weather and climate services and presents the challenges of the complex global and local undertaking required. Additionally, the report highlights priority actions to scale up support to developing countries…

Fashioning a climate resilient cotton sector

By Charlene Collison and Ulrike Stein Why understanding the climate threat to cotton is essential for preparing a cross-sector response. As the Cotton 2040 initiative publishes two new studies highlighting the potentially drastic impacts the climate crisis could have on cotton production in India and globally, Forum for the Future’s Charlene Collison and Ulrike Stein…

Half of all cotton growing regions face severe climate risks by 2040 if carbon emissions continue to soar

The first-ever global analysis of climate risks to global cotton production reveals that runaway climate change could expose half of all global cotton growing regions to high risks from temperature increases, changes to rainfall patterns and extreme weather events by 2040. Titled “Adapting to climate change – physical risk assessment for global cotton production”, the…

The European Investment Bank is launching a project to increase the Climate Resilience of their Investment Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union and a leader among international finance institutions in the climate change realm, has commissioned Willis Tower Watson, together with AFRY, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and adelphi to undertake a project titled “Climate Resilience in Investment Projects”. This project aims to build resilience to climate…

Webinar: Cottoning on to climate change

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021 Time: 12:30-2:00pm BST / 7:30-9:00am EST / 5-6:30pm IST / 7:30-9:00pm SGT / 9:00-10:30pm AEST Register here Global warming could reach 1.5ºC as early as 2030. And yet, despite the Paris Agreement and the ambitious decarbonisation pledges and targets being set by countries and corporates around the world, we are faced…

Severe storms from tropics reach Europe once every five years on average – new research

By Alexander Baker An unusual and devastating storm struck Ireland in the early hours of October 16, 2017. Record-breaking gusts of up to 119mph left 360,000 homes without electricity and, sadly, three people lost their lives. The storm continued north-eastwards, causing power outages and damage across the UK and Scandinavia over a two-day period. That storm, named Ophelia,…

Falling harvests could soon follow growing deserts

By Tim Radford A hotter world will mean more deserts and falling harvests − bad news for food producers and for all of us. LONDON, 18 May, 2021 − By the end of the century falling harvests could jeopardise as much as a third of present levels if greenhouse gas emissions continue uncontrolled. That is because climatic regions…

A generational historic struggle to regain our water

By Sharon Udasin May 14, 2021 — Editor’s note: This story is part of a collaboration, Tapped Out: Power, justice and water in the West, in which eight Institute for Nonprofit News newsrooms — California Health Report and High Country News; SJV Water and the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism; Circle of Blue; Columbia Insight; Ensia; and…

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