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India-Bangladesh floods change course of children’s lives as entire districts submerged
Save the Children helps people stranded in deadly flooding Posted on 23 Jun, 2022 05:55 PM

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Millions affected after deadly floods affect the two countries (Image: Save the Children)
Call for papers: The Journal of Gender and Water
The Journal of Gender and Water is accepting articles on a rolling basis. Submit your work today.
Posted on 11 Jun, 2022 08:43 AM

 

Planetary consequences of the mismanagement of land resources
UN offers stark warnings and practical remedies in Global Land Outlook 2 Posted on 26 May, 2022 09:13 AM

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) evidence-based flagship Global Land Outlook 2 (GLO2) report states that “as food prices soar amid rapid climate and other planetary changes, “crisis footing” needed to conserve, restore and use land sustainably.” The report is the most comprehensive consolidation of information on the topic ever assembled.

Every country can design and implement a tailored land restoration agenda to meet their development needs. (Image: PxHere)
Towards food system transition
The report looks at what the transition could look like in ten specific foodscapes Posted on 16 Apr, 2022 06:50 PM

Marking its fifth year of formal presence in the country The Nature Conservancy (TNC) India held a special event in New Delhi in which Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, and Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, Niti Aayog were

Foodscapes for people and nature (Image: TNC)
Systems at breaking point
State of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: The synthesis report 2021 Posted on 13 Jan, 2022 10:14 PM

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 Posted on 08 Oct, 2021 03:25 PM

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 Posted on 20 Aug, 2021 10:58 AM

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. Posted on 09 Aug, 2021 05:02 PM

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 Posted on 19 Jul, 2021 12:36 PM

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

Posted on 06 Jul, 2021 06:40 PM

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)
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