Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage.Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nio, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees.
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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 7, 2013) Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a Unesco World Heritage site and home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. But one in five native plants as well as nearly 50 percent of its endemic ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 4, 2014) Around 700 Peruvian children formed a large image of a tree on Lima's Miraflores beach on Thursday, to raise awareness about climate change. Duration: 00:49
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Celeb TV (Oct. 23, 2013) Celebrities and politicians are joining together to change the planet. Former Vice President Al Gore is doing his part for the planet with 24 Hours Of Reality. Joining together with the Climate ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Feb. 11, 2013) The Dominican Republic aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2030 - an ambitious goal that has made the country one of the global leaders in the effort to combat climate change. ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) How can the world curb climate change? The first step is to cut carbon emissions by at least 25 percent.
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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) The impact of climate change on international food production has long been underestimated. New studies looking at the effects of extreme weather scenarios on global food prices in 2030 project that ... watch video
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