MDG Plus: Climate Change and Development
Dec 21, 2015 01:05 PM 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.
Jul 16, 2015 01:41 PM 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.
Jul 13, 2015 06:25 PM The report recommends that climate change risk assessments should be updated regularly.
Jun 18, 2015 09:15 PM
Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.
[India] [France] [South Asia] [Climate Change policy] [Global warming] [Environment]
Apr 01, 2015 11:55 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.
Apr 01, 2015 12:15 AM
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.
Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM A Member of Indian Parliament and a state legislator have initiated low carbon development in their respective constituencies.
Feb 13, 2015 03:57 PM
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.
[South Asia] [World Bank] [Climate Change] [India]
Jan 09, 2015 09:20 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.
Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM 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:
Dec 17, 2014 07:10 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.
[South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Climate change] [Indian women]
Dec 10, 2014 03:22 PM Ninety cent of mangroves are found in developing countries and many of are under threat.
Nov 27, 2014 08:10 PM
Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.
[Climate Change policy] [Carbon emmissions] [India] [Carbon policy] [Carbon tax] [Girl education]
Nov 24, 2014 03:01 PM World is locked into 1.5°c warming & risks are rising, says a new World Bank report.
Oct 05, 2014 08:00 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.
Jun 06, 2014 01:25 PM
“This year, I urge everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States (SIDS),” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
[Climate Change] [South Asia] [India] [Environment]