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Moving into poverty?

As the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict continue to grow and intensify, so too will migration. However, what impact this increasing scale of migration has on the workforce in host communities is largely unknown. In…

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Challenging the Environmental Migration Myth

Some experts believed that by 2010, up to 50 million “environmental refugees” would flee their lands due to the dramatically negative effects of climate change. Such claims, however, are not based on the actual responses of households and communities…

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Greening Agriculture in South Asia

South Asia  is a paradox. The region enjoys high economic growth but suffers from extreme poverty, undernourishment, and the deterioration of its natural resources. It houses more than 42 percent of the world’s poor earning less than US$ 1.25 per day.…

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Climate Change in Yemen

The new IFPRI  Discussion Paper  “Climate Change and Floods in Yemen” by  Manfred Wiebelt,  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, Perrihan Al-Riffai,  Richard Robertson , and Ranier Thiele  assesses the impact of climate change on Yemen’s economy and food…

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Climate change-- a global, national, and local issue

On April 23, environmentalists, celebrities, and concerned citizens will meet in Washington, DC for a massive  Earth Day climate rally. As they gather on the National Mall to call on the U.S. government to pass a comprehensive climate bill that lays…