Environmental Degradation And Climate Change Adaptation In Pakistan

Earth Trust (IET) is a Pakistan based, not-for-profit organization working in the area of sustainable development. With “Development with Dignity” as its motto, IET firmly believes in working towards a sustainable development that will enhance the lives of future generations in the Rural Areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. All their programmes are encompassed within an…

Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation And Climate Change

The Rainforest Alliance’s latest video showcases efforts to train Sri Lankan smallholder tea farmers in innovative weed-control methods, which is an important aspect of sustainable agriculture. Over the past 150 years, Sri Lanka’s tea growers have set high standards with its world-renowned Ceylon Tea. Despite the forests surrounding the estates being crucial in giving the tea…

Climate Change In Bhutan: Impact On Himalayan Glaciers And Glacial Lakes

The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar region. provide the headwaters for nine major river systems in Asia. These freshwater reserve are a lifeline for almost one-third of humanity. There is clear evidence that Himalayan glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. This has causes major changes in…

Mountain Men And Women Adapting To Climate Change – A Photo Story From Nepal

Climate change is taking place at a rapid pace, exacerbating pressures on fragile ecosystems and human well-being. Ecosystems of the Himalayas like in the Hindu-Kush and communities dependent on them for a livelihood and other services are highly vulnerable to climate related risks. Traditionally local communities have been adjusting to climatic and environmental changes and therefore…

Climate Crisis: Extreme Warming Can Present A Number Of Difficulties To Communities In Mountainous Areas

Nepal is an agrarian mountainous country situated in the central Himalayas, with an altitude ranging from 60m to 8848m. Within this climatic range, the mountain ecosystem of Nepal nurtures around 118 ecosystems, 75 types of vegetation and 35 types of forest. Nepal also has 3,252 glaciers that encompass an area of 5323sq km. However, the…

Addressing Poverty As A Climate Change Adoption Strategy

The Earth is experiencing the warmest surface temperatures since modern climate measurements were implemented in 1880. This extreme global warming is the result of excessive concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Although developed countries have released most of the greenhouse gases that have caused climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…

Woman Green Warrior In Nashik Dedicates Life To Draw People Closer To Nature

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness!” – said  John Muir, naturalist and environmental philosopher, who was an advocate of preservation of wilderness in America way back in the 19th century. The sexagenarian Kusum Dahivalkar lives up to Muir’s philosophy each and every day. In fact, her life has been all about…