24 July, 2016 – Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases look set to be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.
17 July, 2016 − Research in England shows that solar farms reduce local temperature and provide shade, enabling crops in hot and desert climates to flourish .
15 July, 2016 – Scientists have found that some varieties of beans − a vital food crop grown on every continent except Antarctica − have developed ways of coping with the climate-related droughts that threaten them.
14 July, 2016 – Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally-agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.
26 June, 2016 – The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet − offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.
22 June, 2016 – Scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed as global temperatures rise.
11 June, 2016 − Increased frequency of climate-related droughts in the oak forest regions of Portugal and Spain threatens valuable foreign revenue from production of corks for the wine industry.
30 May, 2016 – Soldiers of the Eco Task Force are playing a key role in forest, soil and water conservation to help India meet emissions reduction targets set at the Paris climate summit.
25 May, 2016 – Researchers say air pollution from the use of vital fertilisers means that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced if we are to feed the world’s growing population.
19 May, 2016 – Researchers say new technical and policy solutions, plus major investment, are needed for agriculture to help make the emissions reductions required to meet Paris targets.
16 May, 2016 – New study shows that the financial costs of developing countries adapting to the impacts of climate change may rise to as much as $500 billion by 2050.