Soils are a virtually un-renewable natural resource. Every minute, an area of roughly 30 soccer pitches is destroyed or severely degraded in the world. It is precisely these biologically active and healthy soils that we depend on to produce our food.
14.04.2015 – The German BACKUP Initiative publishes the report of its project evaluation which has been conducted between November 2014 and January 2015. The evaluation is assessing the project based on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, overarching development results, and sustainability.
The main objectives of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process are to mainstream adaptation into development and to reduce vulnerability. More than that, mainstreaming is often seen as the most important avenue for climate-resilient development, with the objective of countries assuming ownership of their national development processes. But what is it all about, why is mainstreaming so important and how should it actually be done?
The Peruvian government is aware of the impacts that climate change might have on the economy and overall development of the country. The main climate risks in terms of cost and lives threatened are caused by climate-related extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent and intense. Peru is now addressing these issues with an updated Climate Change Strategy and efforts to climate-proof public Investments.
On 11 July 2014, Rio de Janeiro is busy preparing for the FIFA World Cup final on the coming Sunday. Meanwhile, up here in the favela Morro dos Prazeres, the party to celebrate the conclusion of the sports camp will take place later in the day. This is a good chance for Willi Lemke, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on Sports for Development and Peace, to see for himself the youth project implemented by German development cooperation. The project capitalises on Brazilians’ enthusiasm for football to teach young people social skills.