Climate Asia, a new initiative launched to deal with the climate crisis
Need to focus on geographically specific solutions
Building and strengthening the climate ecosystem in Asia (Image: Tumisu, Pixabay)
Long-term resilience through MGNREGS assets
The report by IIED identifies policy and design opportunities through which the provision of assets under MGNREGS can improve the long-term resilience of rural beneficiaries.
Work in progress at an NREGA site under 'apna khet, apna kaam' (my field, my work). Medhbanchi, Dungarpur, Rajasthan (Image: UN Woemn Asia and Pacific/Gaganjeet Singh)
This is how your kid’s life will be like in 2050
It is almost certain that today’s kids are doomed to live in a world that would be two-degree centigrade warmer compared to the average global temperature of the 1850s. But what would that world be like?
Children's lives are under threat due to climate change. (Image: Max Pixel)
Environment conscious urban Indians want brands to reduce their harmful environmental impacts
Almost half want all brands to talk about environmental issues in their marketing & advertising
Menstrual hygiene management: Looking beyond WASH
A study from rural Odisha found that exclusive focus on provision of facilities such as household latrines or bathing areas with access to piped water did not help much in improving menstrual hygiene practices until the sociocultural barriers experienced by women were also addressed.
Women in Deogarh, Odisha (Image Source: Ekta Parishad via Wikimedia Commons)
Taking people along, to conserve freshwater ecosystems
Citizen science can be greatly useful in breaking down the barriers between local and expert knowledge and help in better management and protection of freshwater ecosystems.
Pashan lake in Pune (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Towards food system transition
The report looks at what the transition could look like in ten specific foodscapes
Foodscapes for people and nature (Image: TNC)
Village fair inspires positive change
Behaviour change towards safe drinking water, handwashing and sanitation practices
The village fair (Image Source: Sehgal Foundation)
Drinking water quality course by Sehgal Foundation
Drinking water quality testing course organised by Sehgal Foundation
Safe drinking water, for health (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Forest fire incidences have increased ten times over the past two decades
Over 30% of Indian districts are prone to extreme forest fires, as per a CEEW study
More than 275 million people in India are exposed to extreme forest fire events. (Image: Naveen N Kadalaveni, Wikimedia Commons)
Informing children about environmental pollution
Children are important stakeholders in bringing about change, say experts
Time is running out on climate action (Image: Maxpixel)
Heat waves, extreme weather events and climate change
Increased heatwave conditions are more prominent in central and northern India
Heat waves sweep across India (Image: Maxpixel, CC0 Public Domain)
Water for all, still a dream?
Lack of governance and six toothless irrigation acts have done very little to change the water situation on the ground in Maharashtra, argues water expert Pradeep Purandare.
Peanut irrigation in India (Image Source: Seratobikiba via Wikimedia Commons)
MatiKalp: A low-cost solution for safe drinking water
Low cost water filter, to improve access to safe drinking water can greatly help in improving health among vulnerable populations.
Meenadevi driking water from the low cost filter (Image Source: Sehgal Foundation)
Prioritize equitable health to build well-being in societies for a healthier, fairer, and greener world: WHO
Every year 13 million lives are lost due to avoidable environmental causes
South-East Asia has the highest number of deaths related to climate change (Image: Mohamed Hassan, Pixabay)
Water sustainability assessment of Gurugram
Achieving water use optimization and efficiency in India's upcoming residential townships
The guidelines developed by Mahindra-TERI CoE can play a pivotal role in aiding townships to move on the path of becoming net water positive (Image: Eatcha, Wikimedia Commons)