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Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon

Alasdair Shott |
June 14, 2023
4 Minute Read
With deforestation rising and greenhouse gases at critical levels, the need to promote and strengthen more sustainable livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon is greater than ever.
Stock photograph of a person's hand planting seeds in the earth.

Targeting a Just Transition as We Invest In Our Planet

Tara Sabre Collier | Oliver Paynel |
April 20, 2023
5 Minute Read
Climate change and social inequality are two of the greatest challenges facing the world today. As we invest in our planet, the onus is upon us to ensure the flows of climate finance and corresponding policies don’t further widen inequality and erode economic justice.
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3 Questions with Chris Perine on Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet

Christopher Perine
August 27, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
What priorities should the global development community focus on to combat the climate crisis? Chris Perine shares three ideas in this video series.
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Combating Climate Change with Data-Driven Development

July 9, 2021
2 Minute Read
This article, originally published in Foreign Policy, explores how leading edge data tools will shape the future of climate change-resistant development projects.
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Climate-Smart Agriculture Means Changing Policies, Not Just Changing Techniques

Lyndsey Romick | Lark Walters
June 6, 2017
4 Minute Read
With approximately 1 billion more people to feed by 2030, farmers and governments are turning to climate-smart approaches in the face of uncertainty.

Building a Stronger Business Case for Resiliency Planning in Asia

Verone Bernard
May 1, 2017
4 Minute Read
Many businesses want to build greener supply chains, but may lack the financing and knowledge to turn that goal into reality. Can development implementers fill the gap?
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3 Questions with Mario Kerby: A Voyage Through the Watershed

Mario Kerby
January 26, 2017
4 Minute Read
Mario Kerby shares lessons learned from a large project in Haiti, including how to use Google Earth to get buy-in from farmers and what cook stoves have to do with agroforestry.
A woman with a small child on her back posing amidst large green corn stalks.

3 Questions with Robert Anyang: Feeding the Next Generation in Uganda

Anyang Robert Tabot
December 22, 2016
3 Minute Read
Robert Anyang discusses Uganda's aging farming population, leveraging private sector investments, and the importance of local ownership.
A large group of farmers standing in a field with a lush, mountainous landscape in the background.

3 Questions with Patrick Rader on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Patrick Rader
December 2, 2015
3 Minute Read
The Uganda Feed the Future Commodity Production and Marketing Activity is helping smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.