Systems at breaking point
State of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: The synthesis report 2021 Amita Bhaduri posted 4 days ago

The past decade has seen the advent of several important global policy frameworks including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action, the New Urban Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action

Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem and climate change benefits. (Image: Maheshwara, Pixahive)
Can weather index insurance be a win for all?
Insurance needs to be seen and understood from a resilience lens Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 1 week ago

Developing countries are already enduring the worst of climate change.

Devastated onion farm during floods in Bihar, 2016. (Image: Dakshina Murthy/IWMI)
Proactive action on green cooling to deal with the climate crisis
India’s decision to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is a milestone in green cooling and will contribute significantly to climate action, says iFOREST Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

India’s approval on ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on

Edited NASA PR image showing the ozone hole for 2014 over the south pole. Red is bad, blue is good, e.g., red means not as much ozone as blue. (Image: Stuart Rankin; CC BY-NC 2.0)
IPCC: Net zero plans needed if we are to stop warming
A 1.5 degree celsius warming is likely even before 2040. IPCC report calls for immediate cuts on global greenhouse gas emissions. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months ago

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met virtually to consider the contribution of Working Group 1 (WG1) to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), for two weeks from 26th July to 6th August, 2021.

India will face irreversible impacts of climate crisis, says IPCC report (Image: Pixabay)
Emerging markets adopt renewables
The emerging markets are key to the electricity leapfrog to renewables, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Emerging markets are about to leapfrog fossil fuels to generate all the growth in their electricity supply from renewables in this decade. The peak global fossil fuel usage for electricity generation was probably 2018.

Solar power plant in Telangana (image: Thomas Llyod Group, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Billions lack access to WASH services
If trends persist, billions will be left without critical, life-saving WASH services, says a SDG monitoring report

Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago

A UNICEF-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report on drinking water and sanitation indicates that billions of people will lack access safely

Between 2016 and 2020, the global population with safely managed drinking water at home increased from 70% to 74% (Image: Pxhere)
Online Training on Design and Implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS)
Learn how to design and implement DEWATS™, which is CDD's approach and solution to wastewater management. Swati Bansal posted 7 months ago Flyer

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Irrigation from thin air
A super-absorbent gel could help the world's drought-hit farmers Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 1 week ago

A new development from a US university - a gel that can absorb water from humidity in the air, before releasing it back into the soil - could help farmers struggling to cope with the effects of drought.

The water-absorbing gel has performed well under lab conditions. (Image:  IWMI Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Serious efforts needed to curb carbon emissions
Will the promises by major nations at the recent climate summit bring the world closer to the Paris goals? Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 1 week ago

The Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by the United States President Joe Biden has come to a successful conclusion.

On January 20, 2021 United States rejoined the Paris Accord (Image: Kai Stachowiak; Public Domain license)
World must unite to tackle climate change immediately: UN
News this week Swati Bansal posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

UN report reminds the world to tackle climate change immediately

Severe cyclone batters a town in India (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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