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News Coverage: Many Unknowns about Future Climate Change Effects

This Voice of America article is by Joe DeCapua. It appeared on Dec. 2, 2011.  Scientists say many of the long-term effects of rising temperatures are still unknown. They’re discussing the problem at the U.N. climate change conference in Durban, South … Continue reading

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Leading BRICS+ Researchers Recommend Agricultural Work Program to Climate Change Convention Negotiators

See more about urgent recommendations to the negotiators here. Climate change presents a major threat to sustainable food security. Recent changes to agriculture consistent with climate change include shifts in the production of rice and maize in the northern hemisphere and … Continue reading

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ICCCFS Country Reports

ICCCFS featured new insight into the potential future effects of climate change on Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Russia plus Indonesia and the United States. Download some of the reports, which are still in draft form, here.  Russia Indonesia … Continue reading

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From Beijing to Durban: Lead Speakers Draft Messages for Climate Change Negotiators

During a special panel on November 8, lead speakers from the BRICS countries, Indonesia, and the U.S. started to craft the messages based on the conference findings that they will deliver to climate change treaty negotiators in Durban. "We can all … Continue reading

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ICCCFS Opens with Remarks by IFPRI’s Gerald Nelson

  IFPRI senior researcher Gerald Nelson joined Sun Chengyong, Deputy Director-General, Department of Social Development, Ministry of Science and Technology; Qu Sixi, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture; Song Changqing, Deputy Director-General, Department of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation … Continue reading

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ICCCFS: Finishing Touches

Organizers of the International Conference on Climate Change and Food Security are putting the finishing touches on the Main Hall of the Friendship Hotel Beijing. More than 100 participants--from climate change experts from the BRICS countries to university students from all … Continue reading

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BRICS and Climate Change: ICCCFS in Context

Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on the impact … Continue reading

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Co-Sponsor Spotlight: Adapting to Climate Change in China

Funded by the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and China, the Adapting to Climate Change in China Project (ACCC) aims to develop and share China's experience of integration climate change adaptation into the development process in order to reduce vulnerability to climate … Continue reading

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Featured Presenter: Yin Yongyuan

ICCCFS will feature reports by leading researchers from the BRICS countries, Indonesia, and the United States. Yin Yongyaun is the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) project. He is a also an … Continue reading

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BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meet

Agricultural Ministers from the BRICS bloc of developing countries--Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa--met this week in Chengdu, China to discuss their commitment to food security and climate change. The goal of the three-day gathering was to track progress … Continue reading

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