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Willis Towers Watson (WTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company, today announced the launch of a new financial initiative to help vulnerable fishing communities in Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to be more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Over a decade ago, the Global Environment Facility, in close partnership with the World Bank, invested in what has become a landmark project for Africa and the world - the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) in the Sahara and Sahel.
Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water. Land degradation—the progressive deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of soils for present and future—is a global challenge that is intimately linked to key aspects of human security and well-being: food, jobs, health, and livelihoods. Land degradation affects everyone but most especially the poor and vulnerable through food insecurity, higher food prices, climate change, environmental hazards, and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
For developing countries throughout the world, efforts to tackle climate change can create opportunities to improve the well-being of people living in extreme poverty. A report just launched by Drawdown Lift, a program of Project Drawdown, provides a synthesis of such win-win opportunities.