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Role Warsaw International Mechanism should play for addressing Loss and Damage

By Rushati Das At the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (Loss and Damage Mechanism) was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework. This WIM body was established is to address loss and damage caused by climate change, including extreme events and slow onset events including salinization, sea-level rise and increase of heatwaves in regions in both developed and developing [...]

By | November 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Taking Stock on World Environment Day

By Senashia Ekanayake The world we live in is fast depleting and dying in front of our eyes. 15-year olds take centre stage while 70+ year olds gamble their remaining lives away. A paradigm shift is happening, but where there is not so much power, how do we go about achieving sustainable change? Small movements are happening and small changes are being done but is all of it truly enough? [...]

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Necessity of Strong Climate Resilient Infrastructure Policy

By Alokya Kanungo No country be it developing or developed is spared from the brunt of disasters. During the month of May, Indian states including Odisha, Andra Pradesh, West Bengal and even neighbouring Bangladesh faced an extremely severe cyclonic storm equivalent of a high-end category 4 major hurricane with wind speeds of 215 km/h. As of 12 May 2019, 89 people are known to have been killed by Cyclone Fani [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Climate Case Studies: Community Managed Nutrition Gardens

One of the most worrying insights from UNFCCC 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) in November 2017 is that despite the efforts to date, the window to avoid large-scale climate change has closed. For many nations, this increases the importance of developing measures to assist communities to adapt to the effects of climate change as they unfold, rather than just trying to lower carbon emissions. Defying Climate Change, a 2018 report [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Climate Case Studies: Women Led Climate Resilient Farming

One of the most worrying insights from UNFCCC 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) in November 2017 is that despite the efforts to date, the window to avoid large-scale climate change has closed. For many nations, this increases the importance of developing measures to assist communities to adapt to the effects of climate change as they unfold, rather than just trying to lower carbon emissions. Defying Climate Change, a 2018 report [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

World Wakes Up to Climate Migration

By Harjeet Singh Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the suffering. Sahara Begum of Nadagari village in Jamalpur district lost her home and all her assets to the 2017 floods in Bangladesh. Thousands like her now eke out a living in Dhaka and other cities (Photo by Md Sariful Islam [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Addressing Climate Change from the Perspective of Women and Children

The historical social structures in India have left women and children, as the most vulnerable to some of the biggest risks facing the country today. While the policy frameworks meant to address these risks are yet to be fully implemented or accommodate their requirements. due to social and economic inequalities, adequate nutrition, clean drinking water, sanitation and healthcare are yet to reach the poorest of the poor . Climate change [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, General|0 Comments

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 coastal flooding destroying their homes and livelihoods. As climate change causes sea level rise, more [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Defying Climate Change – Foreword by Patricia Espinosa

"Climate change is at its heart about people and how to shape a future for humanity that promotes well-being while ensuring that the natural and nature-based services upon which we all depend—including our precious atmosphere—continue to function and support sustainable development for all. The projects and practices compiled in this report underline the urgency to build a low- emission and resilient world that can nurture and nourish the most vulnerable [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Defying Climate Change – Putting Women and Children First

By Shailendra Yashwant With global heat records reaching new highs, extreme weather events and other natural disasters becoming more deadly, everyone is equally vulnerable to climate change. But it’s the poorest of the poor, especially women and children in remote and fragile environments, that bear the brunt of increasingly frequent climate induced disasters.   Defying climate change, a new report from Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and UNICEF India, [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|1 Comment