The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), citing the need to reduce the impact of storm-related disasters on agriculture, proposed a disaster management strategy, in a report presented to the 16th session of its Committee on Agriculture, which opened today.

Poor communities vulnerable to natural disasters and other effects of changing weather patterns will bear the brunt of George Bush’s decision not to implement the Kyoto Treaty on climate change.

Two out of every three people in the world will be facing water shortages by 2025, says a new report launched by Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

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The World Bank has admitted providing technical support for a controversial West African gas pipeline prompting an outcry from local environmentalists over its backing of potentially damaging energy projects.