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The Odissi Mission to Provide Clean Drinking Water

By Senashia Ekanayake She looked around twenty-five. She carried a pot of water in one hand and a child in the other. I met her in Ogaplur village in the Puri district of Orissa on the Eastern Coast of India. The village is home to 127  families and a pond water filtration system with an iron removal plant has been set up here by Oxfam India. Children from the village [...]

CANSA Post COP 23 Debrief in India

COP 23 marked the two years of negotiations since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015 and later ratified in 2016. The two years of negotiations have been on technical issues on rule book that would be basis of implementation of Paris Agreement from 2020 onward. The significance of COP 23 was that it was first COP hosted under presidency of Fiji, a small island developing country in Pacific, already threatened from [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, India, Regional Perspective|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Joint COP/CMP/CMA Closing Statement

2018 is a critical year in our ongoing battle to combat climate change. With the close of COP 23, we have the stage set before us. Substantial work lies ahead, and failure is not an option especially for the millions of people who are in the frontlines of climate impacts. We call on Parties to accelerate progress and engage in technical negotiations to adopt robust and balanced implementation guidelines in [...]

Climate Change Drowns Festive Celebrations

By Rushati Das The rains in India usually end in August. However, in 2017 they continued and lasted till early October. The change in monsoons has dampened the festive mood and shaken the cultural aspects, costs of celebrations and adoption of unsustainable practices. In India, festival season starts from October after the monsoon has retreated. It includes festivals such as: Dassera, Durga Puja, Diwali, Chhat Puja and more. Durga Puja [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Rich Countries Must Provide Funds for Climate Change Victims

By Harjeet Singh, Sven Harmeling and Julie-Anne Richards Harvey, Irma, Ophelia. This year’s devastating and record-breaking hurricane season reminds us that storms turbo-charged by human-caused climate change are not a distant future threat, but a reality faced by people around the world. It is the poor and the most vulnerable people and countries that are on the front line. Take the northern coast of Cuba, battered for three days by [...]

Initiating Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Processes in Sri Lanka

By SLYCAN Trust Women, who constitute the majority of the world’s poor, are subject to greater vulnerabilities and risks in the face of climate change impacts, mainly due to gender-based inequalities existing in society. Women are disproportionately affected by climate change due to traditional societal roles, lack of access and control over resources, social status including socio-economic factors such as poverty, livelihood food security and health which affect their capacity [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Initiating Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Processes in Sri Lanka

Climate Migration – Reality That Cannot be Ignored

By Santosh Patnaik In 1971, a cyclone strikes Bagapatia, a village close to Bay of Bengal in Kendrapada district in Odisha. The residents, mostly farmers were caught unaware of its ferocity and intensity. The village was inundated by sea level rise that followed the cyclone. Most of the residents are swept away by the water current and died. Mr. Tejan Mondal saved his life by holding on to a tree [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Climate Migration – Reality That Cannot be Ignored

Thoughts from COP22: A Youth Perspective

By Priya Chawla It’s a pretty existential question to ask sitting in this pavilion today, after having come all the way from India to Marrakech in Morocco (emitting much CO2) to attend this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) as civil society observers- What is my role here!? I am a first timer! It’s a nice city, well- organised conference and yes, even has all country flags at the entrance- [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Thoughts from COP22: A Youth Perspective

COP 22: Get in line or get out

By Chandra Bhushan  I have been in Marrakesh for over two days now to attend the UN climate conference (COP 22), and have heard nothing other than the word “Trump”. The discussions at Bab Ighli—the venue of the conference—are all about the Trump presidency and the chances of American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. A veritable flood of media reports on the issue has complemented these discussions. Considering that the [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on COP 22: Get in line or get out

Role of Youth in Climate Negotiations in Marrakech

By Priya Chawla It’s a pretty existential question to ask sitting in this pavilion today, after having come all the way from India to Marrakech in Morocco (emitting much CO2) to attend this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) as civil society observers- What is my role here!? I am a first timer! It’s a nice city, well- organized conference and yes, even has all country flags at the entrance- [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Role of Youth in Climate Negotiations in Marrakech