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More on the importance of the private sector to adaptation. Business Green reports how Italian family coffee firm Illy is helping to unlock €1bn of investment each year from coffee producers and external investors towards adapting to CC. The money will be used to boost research into improving agronomical practices, developing new more resilient coffee plants and, last but not least, potentially migrating coffee plantations to higher latitudes where temperatures are lower
In an interesting example of a region showing greater ambition than a state, the Balearic Islands have thrown down a challenge to Spain’s national government with its 2050 zero-emissions plan. “We can’t ratify the Paris agreement on our own,” says the region’s CC head, “but we can take a decision to adhere to it. Climate change is already having a big impact on our islands and hopefully our actions can have a knock-on effect elsewhere.”
In a further example of public/private collaboration on adaptation, UNFAO has signed an agreement with Spain’s Telefonica to provide farmers in Latin America with weather forecasts and early warnings via their smartphones, as well as online training to help improve water usage
A new OECD survey finds that carbon taxes are not high enough to change behaviour in major advanced economies. Compared to a benchmark rate of €30 per tCO2, the non-road sectors that account for 95% of carbon emissions from energy use, 81% of emissions were untaxed and rates were below €30/tCO2 for 97% of emissions