Slow crawl

The world’s crawl towards comprehensive action to combat climate change continues. Early on Sunday, after days of deliberations, negotiators at the COP-27 summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt appeared to have reached a tired agreement that sets up a Loss and Damage fund to help poor countries battered by climate disasters but left to next year the knotty question of who will contribute to it.

COP27 focuses on how world will feed eight billion people

Four initiatives -- Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST), Climate Responses for Sustaining Peace (CRSP), Decent Life for a Climate Resilient Africa, and Initiative on Climate Action and Nutrition (I-CAN) -- will urgently address the transformation of agrifood systems.