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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. [...]

By | 2017-11-18T14:20:32+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:47:55+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:43:43+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T05:08:07+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog|

Scaling up of Local Solutions and Strategies Delivering Adaptation to Climate Change

By Santosh Patnaik Based on geographic location, socio-economic composition and resource endowments, climate change has profound impact on rural areas of developing countries in South Asia. In order to pursue stated temperature goal, cope with climate change as well as stay true to the development imperatives, countries in South Asia must choose low carbon pathways. [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Blog|

How much do we know about the Paris Agreement?

By Senashia Ekanayake The Paris Agreement comes in to force today. So what does that exactly mean for us? And how much do we know about the Paris Agreement to start with? This “enforcement” is a result following the “adoption” that took place at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) by the [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Blog|

Climate Resilient Agriculture Practices: Nayagarh and Balangir

The fact that the weather risk has ruined rainfall agriculture. The uncertainty in weather conditions has put at risk the crop output, production and yield which contributes to the growing distress among the rain fed farmers in general and the marginal, small and resource poor farmers in particular resulting distress migration. Therefore, there is a [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:18:53+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Blog|