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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 [...]

By | 2019-11-10T09:14:34+05:30 November 10th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2019-06-14T08:20:48+05:30 June 14th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2019-06-04T13:22:27+05:30 June 4th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-29T06:21:49+05:30 October 29th, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-09T17:59:22+05:30 October 1st, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-08T05:58:37+05:30 June 8th, 2018|Blog|

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, [...]

By | 2018-07-04T21:06:26+05:30 March 30th, 2018|Blog, General|

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+05:30 March 26th, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-11T06:09:19+05:30 March 23rd, 2018|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-22T11:00:38+05:30 March 22nd, 2018|Blog|