2018 Fireflies Dialogues – Dialogue, Negotiation & Reconciliation

The 2018 edition of the Fireflies Dialogues, focusing on Dialogue, Negotiation & Reconciliation, will be held from 8-11 February, 2018 at Fireflies Intercultural Centre in Bangalore, India. The Fireflies Dialogues happen yearly through Pipal Tree’s Meeting Rivers programme (Bangalore, India) and Dialogues en Humanité (Lyon, France). The Dialogues create opportunities for thinkers, artists, activists, students, journalists, policy makers, bureaucrats, scholars,…

Nepal: Coping With Climate Change, Addressing Migration

Environmental factors have long had an impact on global migration flows, as people have historically left places with harsh or deteriorating conditions. However, the scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise as a result of accelerated climate change, with unprecedented impacts on lives and livelihoods. Such migration can have positive and negative…

The Remarkable Story Behind One Photograph And A Nation’s Work To Protect Tigers In Bhutan

Bhutan is a conservation giant among nations, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India are proud to have partnered with Bhutan for more than five years to protect its tigers and other wildlife from poaching, illegal trafficking and human-wildlife conflict. Over the past five years, IFAW and WTI have…

Bangladesh Refugees Flood Into Overcrowded Cities Due To Climate Change

  The devastating effects of climate change — floods, salinization of land, destructive super cyclones, and reduced agricultural yields — have displaced millions of people from rural Bangladesh. Almost half a million people flee to Bangladesh’s capital every year.  Hundreds of thousands of people each year flee to Dhaka, one of the most densely populated…

Nepali Indigenous Peoples Perspective On Climate Change And REDD+

The lands, territories and resources of indigenous peoples have been of significant historical importance to their livelihoods, cultures and spiritual identities. Over 370 million indigenous peoples are currently living in 70 countries in the world, mostly in remote, ecologically fragile and marginalized areas that are rich in traditional skills, knowledge and practices. Climate change is a…