• DIVERSEEDS

    DIVERSEEDS

    May 28th, 2010 | Publications

    As 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity the 2010 edition of the Vedere la Scienza Festival devoted a special session to Biodiversity. The Vedere la Scienza Festival, International Science Film Festival, was held in Milan from 22-28 March. The DIVERSEEDS documentary, an Austrian film directed by Markus Schmidt, won the 2010 edition of  for […]

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  • Reclaiming Citizenship: Empowering Civil Society in Policy-making

    Reclaiming Citizenship: Empowering Civil Society in Policy-making

    March 3rd, 2010 | Publications

    A multimedia publication “Reclaiming citizenship: empowering civil society in policy-making” was recently launched by the International Institute for Environment and Development. It calls for a new approach to policymaking that gives citizens a greater say in decisions that affect them. “The failure of leadership at the Copenhagen climate change summit last December is just one […]

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  • Nourishing the Planet

    March 1st, 2010 | Events, Projects

    The Worldwatch Institute’s Sustainable Agriculture Program highlights the benefits to farmers, consumers, and ecosystems that can flow from food systems that are flexible enough to deal with shifting weather patterns, productive enough to meet the needs of expanding populations, and accessible enough to support rural communities. Nourishing the Planet, a Worldwatch Institute project supported by […]

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  • Climate Change and Interdependence

    December 17th, 2009 | Publications, Uncategorized

    During the 12th Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture a preliminary version paper was submitted titled the Impact of Climate Change on Countries’ Interdependence on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The paper, edited by  Sam Fujisaka, David Williams and Michael Halewood, investigates the impact of climate change on countries’ interdependence on genetic […]

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  • Climate Change and Food Security in the Pacific

    December 1st, 2009 | Publications

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has prepared a brief for the UN Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen to raise awareness of the adverse effects of climate change on food security in the Pacific islands. Pacific Island Countries and Terriroties (PICTs) make insignificant contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions but […]

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