When climate change threatens the existence of Sundarbans’ mangroves, villagers get together to plant millions of them to protect the fragile ecosystem.
This pamphlet shares broad details of ICIMOD‘s Climate Smart Village approach, customized for mountain areas, which equips communities with tools to improve their resilience to climate change and other changes and fosters sustainable development, particularly of agriculture.
Indigenous and local initiatives can help address the effects of climate change within a certain threshold and assist in enhancing resilience of community-based development plans and programs. Read five examples from Nepal in the report linked below.
This case study shares Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) regarding climate change from coastal fishing communities in and around Chennai, South India. From the Indian Journal of Fisheries.
“Climate Change and Grassroots Adaptation Process” describes case studies carried out in five distinct ecosystems in India. These studies sought to use communities’ knowledge and skills to identify alternative options for livelihood adaptation in the face of changing weather and socioeconomic conditions, therefore reducing vulnerability to longer-term climate change.
The developed nations of USA and Europe have discreetly offloaded their supply chain manufacturing processes to developing countries like India. The finished products include Textiles, Leather and consumables like Bread and Burgers. Nakeeran, in a forceful essay, documents the depletion of water resources that is driving the exporting countries to starvation and collapse. Surface river bodies are polluted and ground water reserves are fast diminishing to near famine conditions. He makes a plea to put an end to virtual water trade by steering to local economic activity, reducing time, distance and becoming self-sufficient within a Geographical zone.
This working paper from the International Water Management Institute aims to create a comprehensive understanding of how the impacts of Climate Change will be realized at different scales in Nepal, from household livelihoods to national food security, and the many institutions governing the overall adaptation process.