In drought-stricken Mali, women manoeuvre for land - and a future
Malian men control access to land and decide which parts women are allowed to farm - that's a problem for women as erratic weather increases competition for land and harvests
Island nation Kiribati says in dire need of cash to combat climate change
"But the underlying issue is the money - our public resources are not sufficient to address these climatic issues"
As Senegal's coast crumbles, residents ponder move to safer ground
Senegal's coastline is receding at a rate of 1 to 2 metres per year, driven by rising sea levels, rapid urbanisation and illegal sand mining
INTERVIEW – U.S. must not abandon Paris climate deal, U.N. official says
"This is one of the top five emitters in the world, and it does matter what they do with the way in which they grow and their contribution to emissions in the world"
Can we protect livestock as a lifeline for the most vulnerable?
Keeping animals healthy can help keep people healthy too, and development on track
Mexico urges wealthy nations to help poorer states cut disaster risk
Mexico's president issued a communique with world leaders recognising the fast-growing cost of natural disasters, exacerbated by climate change
Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries, U.N. says
Governments of 100 countries still lack disaster early warning systems that could save lives, says the United Nations
INTERVIEW-Building more risk not an option for Mexico - disaster official
"We've made a lot of progress in terms of creating policies that will allow Mexico in the next 10 to 15 years to become a resilient country"
U.N. disaster forum to push for risk-cutting plans, finance
The conference in Cancun is the first opportunity to review progress on a global plan to reduce the threat of disasters, agreed in Japan in 2015
FACTBOX-World to tackle deadly disasters at U.N. forum
A list of the highest historical death tolls caused by extreme events and disasters such as lightning strikes, tropical cyclones and tornadoes