IPS Study: Demand For Climate Insurance For Dry Zone Farmers In Sri Lanka

The ‘Demand for Climate Insurance for Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka’ is a study conducted by IPS (Institute of Policy Studies) research economist Kanchana Wickramasinghe with an aim to assess the possible role of climate insurance in facing the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the relevant policy implications. The study is technically and…

Climate Change In Bhutan: Impact On Himalayan Glaciers And Glacial Lakes

The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar region. provide the headwaters for nine major river systems in Asia. These freshwater reserve are a lifeline for almost one-third of humanity. There is clear evidence that Himalayan glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. This has causes major changes in…

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…

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…

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…

SHORT FILM: URAVU

‘URAVU’ is a thought-provoking portrayal of the contradiction that exists in the abuse of water in urban capitalist spaces at a time when its scarcity haunts poor rural households. By following a day in the life of a poor village woman working at a mall in the city, the film highlights the wastefulness of a scarce resource by the rich when the poor continue to endure great suffering.