Despite evidence of climate-change related heatwaves, too few cities are adapting, with lethal effects. Policy Leader Fellow Alejandro Sáez Reale describes some of Europe’s successes and failures and calls for greater commitment by government and business leaders to use the resources and know-how that are available.
Agronomist and Research Fellow Michele Nori describes the likely effects of disrupted cereal exports from Russia and Ukraine, particularly for dependent regions in Africa and the Middle East. Local control of agricultural systems and food supplies, he argues, remains key for coping with growing uncertainties.
Ambitious emissions reductions are on the agenda at the COP26 summit starting in Glasgow this weekend. In this post, Principal Investigator of the PASTRES project, Ian Scoones, points out some common misconceptions about the relationship between livestock and climate change, and why differentiating between extensive and intensive livestock production and their contrasting contributions to greenhouse gas emissions is so important.