Lessons on conservation from ‘the land of eternal mangroves’

Sri Lanks’s coastline communities make determined efforts to implement mangrove forest protection measures and strengthen their fragile ecosystems. They are working on mangrove forest protection measures that have been praised as the first of their kind in the world.  Communities all along the coastline of this island nation in the Indian Ocean, are making sustained   efforts to…

Unabated Climate Change Would Reverse the Hard-Earned Development Gains in Asia — New Report

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Under a business-as-usual scenario, a…

A Pioneer in Climate Change Action, Odisha Will Now Help Others Prepare for Natural Disasters!

Odisha is pioneering early warning systems to warn seacoast residents of impending disasters. It will be the first Indian state to develop and implement a public address system that warns residents of impending natural disasters as part of a state disaster reduction plan. The Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) consists of a single button located in…

Four forestry initiatives Pakistan is taking to fight climate change

Pakistan’s Green policies aims to protect and promote the wise use of forests. It is set to approve its first ever National Forest Policy which aims to protect and promote the wise use of national forests, protected areas, natural habitats and watersheds. These ecological zones have immense significance and their restoration can improve livelihoods and…

Climate Change Adaptation in Bhutan’s Renewable Natural Resources Sector

Bhutan’s development is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, hydropower and forestry. Considering the change in weather pattern and the probable threat to people’s livelihoods and the rural economy, the Government has initiated steps to enhance resilience of Bhutan’s rural households against the effects of climate change. It is intended to ensure climate change…

New variety of chickpea helps Bangladeshi farmers fight climate change

Chickpea is one of the most important pulse crops in Bangladesh based on consumption. The domestic demand for chickpea exceeds the local supply and the deficit is met through imports. Heat stress, identified as one of the major constraints to chickpea production in Bangladesh, adversely affects pollen viability, pod set and grain yield. Developed by ICRISAT…