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REDD+ and Promoting Synergies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

January 11, 2011

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As post-Cancun actions and forest management and conservation related action points of Government of India, I would like to highlight the scope and possible processes towards the implementation and acceptance of REDD+ in India. In the recent Cancun Summit, the UNFCCC agreed on a new framework for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation […]

Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and Disaster Preparedness by Authorities in India

December 22, 2010

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The vision of India’s National Disaster Management Authority-NDMA http://ndma.gov.in/ndma/index.htm is ‘to build a safer and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations’. Sometime one wonders on the disaster preparedness of our national level authority and its actions […]

Effective Resourcing to Address Climate Change-Experiences from Himalaya

December 14, 2010

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In the recent Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform (http://bit.ly/9rCs7C ) 21-22 October 2010 in Bangkok, a civil society representative from Bangladesh highlighted that, “the NGOs in Bangladesh are flooded with Climate Adaptation Funds”.  This statement is an indication that availability and access to adaptation funds is less of an issue for this country and […]

Climate Change and Saving Agro-Biodiversity in Himalaya

November 15, 2010

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Recently, a new report – ‘Climate Change and India: A 4×4 Assessment in India’ released by Environment Ministry of Govt. of India, that states about providing an assessment of impact of climate change by 2030s, on four key sectors of the Indian economy; Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Health, in four climate sensitive regions […]

Climatic Vulnerability and Developing Leadership Network

June 5, 2010

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Unlike other parts of the World, the Himalayan Mountains remain neglected in many ways by various national and international agencies. In this region, the governance system is dysfunctional and various leading government, inter government and research institutions are not playing their role effectively. Empirical evidences have shown that the region is already in the state […]