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June Climate Briefing: La Niña Odds Increasing

Read our ENSO Essentials & Impacts pages for more about El Niño and La Niña. By mid-June, the sea surface temperatures had decreased to borderline La Niña levels, while some atmospheric indictors show La Niña-leaning conditions and a few show neutral conditions. A new set of model runs predicts cool-neutral or weak La Niña conditions are most likely from late […]

Our Commitment to Dismantling Racism in our Workplace and Community

We at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society cannot ignore the recent killings of Black people by police in the United States. These events, the subsequent social movement and aggressive, sometimes brutal, response by police impact our staff and our work.

Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

The Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Columbia World Project has helped create advanced and sustainable climate services around the world tailored for agricultural decision making. Countries are using these new services to manage many of the climate-related risks to their food systems. But even the best climate services by themselves cannot manage […]

May Climate Briefing: ENSO-Neutral Conditions Dominate

Read our ENSO Essentials & Impacts pages for more about El Niño and La Niña. As of mid-May, the sea surface temperatures had decreased to cool-neutral levels, while atmospheric indicators showed mainly neutral or slightly cool-leaning conditions. A new set of model runs predicts neutral conditions are most likely from summer through winter, with a 51% probability for ENSO-neutral for […]

ACToday Experts Take Part in Panel on Climate and Food Security

Adapted from a news story by Columbia World Projects. Scientists and other experts from the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Project, joined former New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin for an online web seminar on May 7 to discuss the intersection of food, climate and coronavirus. The event – “Feeding Humanity as […]

Partners in Growth

Video interview with Steve Prager from Alliance Bioversity-CIAT discusses the importance of partnerships and the unique relationship with ACToday.

April Climate Briefing: Wide Plume But Likely Cooling

Read our ENSO Essentials & Impacts pages for more about El Niño and La Niña. As of mid-April, the sea surface temperatures were at warm-neutral to borderline El Niño levels, while atmospheric indictors showed mainly neutral conditions. A new set of model runs predicts neutral conditions are most likely through summer and fall, with an 81% probability for ENSO-neutral (19% […]

ACToday Has Roots

Central to the work of the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Project is the building of solid relationships with governments and meteorological agencies in each of the six project countries. This first Columbia World Project has benefited immensely from the talent and experience of many staff members and research scientists involved in […]

COVID19 Disruptions: Understanding Food Security Implications

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the COVID19 pandemic is impacting the world’s food systems and disrupting regional agricultural trade and value chains. The FAO has warned that food shortages are a real risk in the coming months. The rapid global spread of the virus poses a worrisome add-on threat to millions of […]

ACToday Columbia World Project enabling insurance to reach a million farmers in Ethiopia

The Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow Columbia World Project (ACToday) has been working with its Ethiopian partners to create new climate tools for decision makers working in agriculture and food security. These investments are now directly enabling the World Food Programme (WFP) to reach its 2022 target of providing a million smallholder farmers in Ethiopia with affordable insurance against droughts and other climate risks.

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