Adaptation

Adaptation involves steps taken to adjust to new challenges brought about by climate change: both by reducing communities' overall vulnerability, and strengthening their preparedness for adverse events such as floods.

From a business and human rights perspective, an important role for companies in adaptation is to support vulnerable workers, communities and individuals affected by climate change throughout their supply chains.

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6 June 2016

World Cocoa Foundation launches new programme to assist cocoa farmers to adapt to climate change

Author: Hannah Furlong, Sustainable Brands

“Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestle Join New Program to Help Cocoa Farmers Adapt to Climate Change,” 2 Jun 2016...

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19 April 2016

Oxfam's Behind the Brands scorecard finds top 10 food companies improve social & environmental standards, need to ensure implementation by suppliers

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign rates the 10 biggest food & beverage companies on how their policies address 7 key issue areas: land rights, women's rights, support for small farmers, workers' rights, climate, transparency, and water....

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12 April 2016

India: Tata Beverages commissions study of climate change impacts on Assam tea production; foresees need for adaptation measures

Author: Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)

Tata Global Beverages announced on Monday it has commissioned the Tea Research Association (TRA) to identify indicators of climatic changes that will impact tea growing regions in Assam in the next 50 years."The company as part of its association with...

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3 April 2016

Commentary: Rapid growth in renewable energy risks bypassing poor communities

Author: Meg Wilcox, Ceres, on Ensia (USA)

"How Can We Ensure the Race for Clean Energy Doesn't Leave the World's Poorest Citizens Behind?", 4 Apr 2016...

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12 February 2016

New report shows advances by 10 companies to tackle climate change post-COP21

Author: Doug Morrow, Madere Olivar, and Hendrik Garz, Sustainalytics

"10 for 2016 | Paris Agreement: Triumph of the Optimists", Feb 2016...

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1 February 2016

Nepal: Small-scale farmers suffer from water shortage caused by climate change

Author: Pragati Shahi, UCA News (Thailand)

"Nepalese farmers grapple with effects of climate change", 28 Jan 2016...

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1 February 2016

Pakistan: Ministry of Textile to train cotton farmers on how to mitigate climate impacts

Author: Parvez Jabri, Business Recorder (Pakistan)

"Ministry of Textile to organize conference on climate change for educating cotton farmers", 28 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

Farmers in Central America switch to cocoa as rising temperatures threaten coffee

Author: Luc Cohen & Ivan Castro, Reuters (UK)

"As climate change threatens CentAm coffee, a cocoa boom is born", 18 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

World Economic Forum expert survey finds climate change is biggest threat to global economy

Author: Larry Elliott, Guardian (UK)

"Climate change disaster is biggest threat to global economy in 2016, say experts", 14 Jan 2016...

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18 January 2016

IKEA takes peak sales as opportunity to invest in renewable energy & help poor communities with climate change impacts

Author: Sean Farrell, Guardian (UK)

"We've hit peak home furnishings, says Ikea boss", 18 Jan 2016...

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