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58 Young Agricultural Trainees from ASEAN Countries Visit JIRCAS

On Monday, February 19, 2024, 58 young agricultural trainees from Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines visited JIRCAS. The trainees were divided into two groups for an introduction to JIRCAS research (indoor lecture) and an outdoor tour at the Hachimandai Experimental Field.

MAFF Event at COP28 Highlights Green Asia Initiatives

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 13, 2023. As one of the events of AIM for Climate, an international initiative, a seminar introducing Green Asia was held on December 10, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Exploring TARF Research in Ishigaki Island ! ~The 17th TARF Online Lecture~
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JIRCAS Southeast Asia Liaison Office 50th Anniversary Symposium
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Asawin Grand Convention Hotel + Online Address: 88 Kamphaeng Phet 6 Rd., Laksi, Bangkok, Thailand

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    998. Climate Change and Chocolate

    The price of cocoa, the raw material for chocolate, has risen sharply in recent months. According to commodity price statistics compiled by the World Bank, the price of cocoa, which was USD2.75 per kilo in March 2023, rose by 158% to USD7.09 in March 2024. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) points to the impact of climate change as the reason behind the recent surge in cocoa prices.
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    997. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Policy in 2023

    A paper published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment reported that despite global GHG emissions reaching an all-time high in 2023, it increased by only 0.1% from 2022 and that the upward trend in emissions may reach a plateau in the future. A separate article in the same journal summarized national and international climate policies in 2023 and stressed the importance of coherence in national and international climate change policies to accelerate global climate action.
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    996. The Global Impact of Sea Ice Melting

    Sea ice formation contributes to global ocean circulation and stabilizes the Earth's climate. Sea ice, with its bright surface, reflects sunlight and cools the Earth. However, once it melts, the dark surface of the water absorbs solar energy and warms the ocean and the atmosphere. Recent signs of melting sea ice in Antarctica raise concerns among scientists that it could accelerate global climate change.
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    995. Is Global Warming Accelerating?

    The Copernicus Climate Change Service, the European Union's meteorological information agency, announced that global temperatures reached a record high in March 2024, marking the 10th consecutive month of record-high monthly temperatures.
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    994. Atmospheric Concentrations of Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gases Continued Steady Rise in 2023

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the atmospheric concentrations of anthropogenic greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) continued its upward trend in 2023, albeit not as fast as the abnormal rates of increase observed in recent years.