climate change

Environment
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Using insurance to protect the poorest against climate change risks

For this week’s Humanosphere podcast we’ll be talking about how climate risk insurance can protect the world’s poorest communities against climate risks which can cost them their livelihoods and wider development. We talk with Stewart McCulloch, global insurance director of Vision Fund, the microfinance operation of World Vision, to find out how the world’s poorest farmers can thrive and not just survive after climate shocks.

Social Business
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Are ‘clean’ solid-fuel cookstoves the solution or part of the problem?

Cooking over an open fire or with traditional cookstoves are common practices worldwide that some experts say kill millions of people every year, through indoor air pollution, and cause massive environmental impacts from natural resource depletion to climate change. This has led to an international movement to build a better, cleaner cookstove, that some say is as much contributing to the problem as it is trying to solve it.

Environment
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Vital changes to farming practices remain a tough sell

Environmentalists have long been pushing for the use of regenerative agriculture, an alternative approach to farming they say can help the world’s poorest farmers and fight global food insecurity. Some experts say the biggest limitation of the approach may just be convincing enough of the world to adopt it.

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Paris climate deal at risk of falling apart following Trump victory

Days after the Paris climate agreement came into force it is already under threat of falling apart. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to back out of the deal. The long-standing climate-change denier also said that the U.S. would not put any money toward international climate change deals, threatening the $100 billion fund established by the U.N. to support developing countries.

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