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…

How The Tiny, Poor Country Of Bhutan Became One Of The Most Sustainable Countries On Earth

Bhutan–a poor, isolated country sandwiched between India and China measures Gross National Happiness as its main economic indicator. It became the first country to commit to being carbon neutral in perpetuity in 2009,by which time it had already become carbon negative: Its forests absorb three times more CO2 than the whole country emits. Bhutan has…

WWF Helps A Mountain Community Protect Forests And Adapt To Climate Change

In the outermost hills of the Himalayas in Nepal, WWF recently concluded a project that worked closely with local communities to reduce land degradation, forest loss, and climate change vulnerability. The Churia range is a fragile ecosystem critical to recharging ground water, supporting agricultural production, reducing erosion, and stabilizing steep slopes during the monsoon season.…

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…