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Climate Change Victims Need Money to Survive, Not Words

By Harjeet Singh, Sven Harmeling and Julie-Anne Richards Sakina Bibi has lost three mud houses to the sea in less than 8 years, at Mousuni island in the Indian Sundarbans. The 65-year-old is not alone. Since Cyclone Aila hit the region in the year 2009, over 2,000 families have been displaced due to unpredictable [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:21:28+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Blog|

The Odisha 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T11:28:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Blog, Featured, India, Regional Perspective|

Pacific COP Announces Talanoa Dialogue, Sets into Motion Paris Agreement

Countries must come to COP24 in 2018 with a signal to step up and enhance their climate targets by 2020 17 November 2017, Bonn: As countries wrapped up discussions at the climate talks here in Bonn, one fact remains undisputed: climate change is happening, and climate action cannot wait. In a year marked by devastating losses [...]

By | 2017-11-21T07:40:11+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Press Release|

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|

Communicating “Extreme Weather” in Sri Lanka

By Senashia Ekanayake Sri Lanka does not have one too many disasters. There are those that pass by, but for most of the part, we are on the safe side of things and probably have one colossal calamity once a decade. Turns out 2016 is that year in this decade, with the last calamity of [...]

By | 2016-05-27T08:21:32+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Blog|

Highlighting an Integrated Perspective on Water

Water availability, scarcity and management are among the top global risks. LEAD Pakistan's water programme aims to incorporate social, economic and environmental aspects of water discourse, policies and programmes, at national and international levels. Our focus areas of Transboundary Waters, Groundwater and Hydrodisasters, seek guidance from the crosscutting themes of Access, Equity and Hazards, for [...]

By | 2016-05-16T19:07:16+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Blog|

Women and Climate Change

Women constitute almost 49 percent of the population of Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013, there are 102 males for 100 females, thus urging the need to empower women when it comes to education, employment and political and social life. However, when women’s empowerment is denied, it makes them weak and [...]

By | 2016-05-16T18:59:33+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Blog|

03 Ways for a Cleaner and Greener Environment

By Senashia Ekanayake A lot of us want to do something about the terrible state of the environment that we live in but truth be told, most of the time, we don't really know where to start. There are little things we can do but sometimes the internet is not as helpful as we think [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:48:30+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Blog|

The South Asian Takeaway from COP21

By Senashia Ekanayake From November 30 – December 12, 2015 roughly 50,000 participants from 195 countries attended the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. Twenty-one years of negotiations and thirteen days of formal negotiations concluded with the Conference having reached [...]

By | 2016-01-11T10:51:40+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog|