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Indian MPs for low carbon development in constituencies

Dec 21, 2015 07:35 AM In a landmark initiative by Climate Parliament, some of the Parliamentarians gathered in Delhi in end-November to discuss how politicians can play a critical role in initiating comprehensive development planning of an area based on low carbon principles.

The Millennium Development Goals Report-2015

Jul 16, 2015 08:11 AM The MDG report confirms that goal-setting can lift millions of people out of poverty, empower women and girls, improve health and well-being, and provide vast new opportunities for better lives.

Experts unveil independent study on climate change risks

Jul 13, 2015 12:55 PM The report recommends that climate change risk assessments should be updated regularly.

India: Pursuing low carbon led development in local areas

Jun 29, 2015 11:10 AM Parliamentarians like Kalikesh Singh Deo are supporting low-carbon development in their constituencies.
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Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minster

Jun 18, 2015 03:45 PM Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.
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Income from fishing has dwindled over the years: Narmada Fisherman

Apr 01, 2015 06:25 AM Sehore (Madhya Pradesh): Narmada, the river that is considered to be the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh is facing challenges not of its own making. Climate change is now impacting the health of the river, which also impacts the sustenance of the lush green fields of wheat and chickpea around the Narmada.

Leeladhar Manjhi, a fifty- year-old fisherman and a native of Budhni, a Nagar Palika in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, said that rains had become very erratic in the last two decades. “Sometimes it rains very heavily, other times there are no rains at all. Earlier, it used to used to rain for four months in the monsoon season, nowadays it rains only for one or two months,” he said.

Manjhi said that income from fishing has dwindled over the years. “My income from fishing is just enough to sustain the family. Scanty rainfall is having an adverse impact on fish breeding. Also, because of less water in the river, there is less silt deposit near the banks which is harming melon cultivation,” he said.

Forests can reverse climate change: Anil Dave

Mar 31, 2015 06:45 PM New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and social activist Anil Madhav Dave in an interview with OneWorld South Asia tells that climate change is impacting all living beings including rivers and forests. “The only difference is that the impact is visible in some areas while it is not so much visible in other areas,” he says. “Investment in forests can reverse the process of climate change.
All politicians, policy makers and individuals need to come forward and walk the talk. Preaching alone will not be helpful in forests conservation or climate change mitigation,” he said. Dave urged the society, government and local bodies to come together against deforestation. “Forests will grow automatically if remain untouched,” Dave stressed.

Indian legislators support low carbon projects in local areas

Mar 31, 2015 07:00 AM A Member of Indian Parliament and a state legislator have initiated low carbon development in their respective constituencies.

India signs WB grant deal for climate fund assistance

Feb 13, 2015 10:27 AM India signs grant agreement with World Bank for special climate change fund assistance of $8 mn for sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change project.
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Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: experts

Feb 03, 2015 12:50 PM People sustaining themselves through forests have already started to feel the pinch of climate-induced changes.
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Narmada: Lifeline of Madhya Pradesh in dire straits

Jan 15, 2015 10:50 AM Narmada, the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh is in danger due to declining water quality and quantity.

Climate change will turn Narmada into a cricket pitch: Anil Dave

Jan 09, 2015 03:50 PM RajyaSabha MP and social activist Anil Madhav Dave in an interview with OneWorld South Asia said that the impact of climate change is very severe on the aquatic life of river Narmada.

The people of Bhopal love their lakes

Jan 02, 2015 02:40 PM The lake brings up different emotions among different people. If the young ones are excited, the adults display concern.
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Mitigation is not a great burden because it has many co-benefits: Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC

Dec 26, 2014 06:30 AM Dr R K Pachauri is one of the most prominent leaders in the fight against climate change in the world today. As Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he been highlighting the scientific realities of climate change the world over and as Director-General of TERI he has been working relentlessly to create a climate-friendly ecosystem in India. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo & Anupam Hazarika, he calls for action at local and global levels to fight climate change. Excerpts:

Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women

Dec 17, 2014 01:40 PM Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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Full economic potential of mangroves still untapped: study

Dec 10, 2014 09:52 AM Ninety cent of mangroves are found in developing countries and many of are under threat.

Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla

Nov 27, 2014 02:40 PM Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.
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Global warming to raise risk of damaging floods: report

Nov 24, 2014 09:31 AM World is locked into 1.5°c warming & risks are rising, says a new World Bank report.

New development agenda must be reality-based: Bhutan

Oct 05, 2014 02:30 AM The new agenda must be anchored on the need for breakthroughs to address the ground realities, said Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Human and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan.

Raise your voice, not the sea level, urges UN

Jun 06, 2014 07:55 AM “This year, I urge everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States (SIDS),” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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