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…

Climate impacts hit 750 million South Asians over 10 years

Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, heat waves and sea-level rise — all impacts of climate change or worsened by it — in the first decade of this millennium, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Read the full story on the India Climate Dialogue website.

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…

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

Severe effects of climate change had bleached the corals and denuded Maldives’ land mass. President Abdulla Yameen has shown immense fortitude in reclaiming its beaches and shores. This has rejuvenated hope and rekindled its pristine beauty. However, environmentalists are calling for a holistic view to be adapted in the course to this reclamation. Read More

Worrying Picture of Biodiversity

The latest edition of the Living Planet report and an index based on it, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, have projected a very worrying picture of biodiversity, especially animal life, in the near future. It says the world is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate and very soon there will be irreparable loss of a good part of life on earth.