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…

What Bhutanese Hazelnuts Tell Us About Using Data For Good

Mountain Hazelnuts, Bhutan’s only 100% foreign invested company, supports 10,000 hazelnut farmers where they are carefully selected to ensure productivity, maximize social and environmental benefits, such as vulnerable households, or reducing land erosion. The whole system of support, monitoring, and optimization live on a carefully crafted data platform that feeds information to and from the farmers, the…

Workshop: Creating a Sustainable Future

Creating a sustainable future, a 6-day Workshop at Auroville, near Pondicherry (September 17-23, 2017), will explore an integral approach to sustainable practices and introduces some of the technologies being developed and implemented in the international community of Auroville in South India. The workshop will also explore inner sustainability, without which humanity will not be able to achieve a…