Towards A Climate Resilient Future In The Water Sector: Government Of Maldives Signs Project With UNDP

The Government of Maldives along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) formalizes a project to support vulnerable Maldivian communities to manage climate change-induced water shortages. The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with co-financing from the Government of Maldives and contribution from UNDP. UNDP partners with people at all levels of…

Climate Change Brings An Uncertain Future To One Of The World’s Finest Teas

Average temperatures in Sri Lanka have risen nearly 1 degree Celsius during the last century and are expected to keep rising. Higher temperatures are a curse for tea growers who work from the coastline to 4,000 feet above sea-level, as those places will soon become too hot to grow the finest tea.  The highlands will gradually lose…

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project Set To Surpass Bonn Challenge Commitment

The Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province was launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party. It has surpassed its target by restoring and planting trees in 350,000 hectares of degraded forest landscapes. This successful project offers multiple benefits for climate adaptation and mitigation in a…

How Is Bhutan Focusing On Ambitious Conservation And Human Well-being?

Bhutan has sought a new path to development with a dual focus on ambitious conservation and human well-being. This is the country’s wide-ranging commitment to sustainability. Bhutan is now carbon negative: it not only produces renewable energy  but the kingdom also acts as a carbon sink. Bhutan’s grassroots approach seems to be working and is…

Crop Planning – A Tool For Climate Resilient Food System

Ganeshwadi hamlet of Ghoti village in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra consists of 15 households. Farmers here are poor, having small and marginal land holdings. They  have been experiencing late onset of monsoon, decrease in temperature in spring, frost and unseasonal rainfall, resulting in crop loss. Farm level crop planning goes a long way in building…

It’s Not Just About The Money-A Story From Rasuwa

Lower-income Nepalese youth have improved their earning. capacity by opting for foreign employment. Employment abroad has apart from monetary remittances give rise to social remittances. M.Tamang after his employment abroad has been involved in multiple enterprises. He was the first person to introduce cabbage cultivation in Gatlang (in 2002/03). In the last four years he…

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…