Carbon removal using ‘blue carbon’ habitats “uncertain and unreliable”
New study from the University of East Anglia challenges the widely held view that restoring areas such as mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass can remove large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere
Mediterranean seagrass (Image: David Luquet, CNRS-Sorbonne University)
Very few questions being asked on climate change in the Parliament
Ministers referred to a source for their information on climate change in only 10% of the questions asked, study indicates
Parliamentarians can help develop a policy and regulatory framework that promotes climate change mitigation and adaptation (Image: Rawpixel)
Transitioning from risk to resilience with SDG localisation
There is a need to boost transformative adaptation action and resilience building measures
ESCAP is supporting monitoring and implementation of climate and disaster-related Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Image: Fazlul Alam, Pixahive)
Fragmented waterscapes increase risk of Japanese encephalitis
This first of its kind study found that fragmented water landscapes increased the risk of Japanese Encephalitis by providing more opportunities for mosquito breeding and transmission of the virus from animals to humans via animal hosts.
Stagnant waters can encourage mosquito breeding and increase risk of diseases (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Willingness to pay for arsenic-safe drinking water
A case study to understand societal embedding of electrochemical arsenic remediation technology in rural West Bengal
Tubewell reported to have arsenic contamination (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Mapping carbon reserves to fight climate change
India’s potential for carbon reserves among top ten countries, says study
Preserving existing forests and woody ecosystems among the actions needed to curb climate change (Image: European Wilderness Society)
Poisoned waters of Delhi
This study found a high concentration of trihalomethanes (THMs) in water treatment plants in Delhi that were associated with increased risk of cancer.
What's in your tap water (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Need to consider multiple values of nature in policy decisions
Decisions based on a narrow set of market values of nature underpin the global biodiversity crisis
More than 50 methods and approaches exist to make visible the diverse values of nature (Image: Pixnio)
Evaluating water use reduction strategies in Marathwada
Tracking the outcome of select water conservation structures with the community in Aurangabad
Farmers are assured of regular irrigation water, hence they have started cultivating ginger (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
Ichamati: River of poetry is dying a slow death
The river is faced with the dual problem of flood plain encroachment and growing levels of water pollution
Illegal transverse check dams (Badhals) built on Ichamati near a village in Basirhat (Image: Prithviraj Nath @ TheWaterChronicles)
Mining shrinks Odisha’s forests
Mining is taking a toll on forest reserves in Odisha. Effective measures to prevent further destruction of forests are urgently needed!
Shrinking forests of Odisha (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
How effective is Malki practice for conserving Gujarat’s Dang forests?
Green cover density in 74% area of Dang forests increased during 2001–18
(Image: Jenis Patel, Wikimedia)
Greening of barren lands – the local way
The Chauka system of Rajasthan can not only provide a sustainable way to manage water resources in water stressed regions, but also support livelihoods through development of pastures.
Can greening of barren lands happen? (Image Source: India Water Portal Flickr photos)
Slow onset climate-induced disasters leaving migrants at greater risk of human trafficking
People in India fleeing disasters like drought more likely to have experienced trafficking or modern slavery than those fleeing floods or cyclones
The country's climate change assessment suggests things are only going to get worse (Image: Saurav Karmakar, India Water Portal Flickr)
Can circular economy strategies mitigate climate change in Delhi?
Application of circular economy framework for reducing the impacts of climate change
Integrating ReSOLVE strategy within the priority sectors ensued a reduction in carbon and material footprint by 0.18–15.7% and 5.3–25% respectively (Image: PxHere; CC0 Public Domain)
Warming waters will lead to gasping rivers in India
Indian rivers are experiencing rising temperatures, which can lower the oxygen carrying capacity of their waters and spell doom for living organisms, small and large living in the waters.
The Karamana river in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Slum land rights: A necessity for success of PMAY
PMAY needs policy commitment to rehabilitate slums in small and medium cities of Gujarat
Need for legal framework for land rights in small and medium cities of Gujarat under PMAY (Image: Homes in the City)
ClimateTech start-up addresses climate finance problem
Climes raises USD 1.2 million in its first round of funding led by Sequoia Capital India and Kalaari Capital
Climate finance seeks to support mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change (Image: Kai Stachowiak)