21-03-2011 India has a rich and well developed environmental law. The Indian constitution is one among the few constitutions in the world that has provisions on environmental protection. Articles 48 A and 51 A (g) inserted by the 42nd constitutional amendment act in 1976 imposes the duty of environmental protection on both the state and its citizens.  more...

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30-10-2009 Climate Change Negotiations: India’s submissions to the UNFCCC, is a compilation of the country’s contribution to and perspectives on international climate change negotiations by its Ministry of Environment and Forests. The report discusses equity in mitigation and adaptation, technology transfer and sustainable forests management.   more...

 
 

Cover page of the publication /Photo credit: UNMC

25-09-2009 Demands of climate change and economic growth needed to achieve MDG targets are not necessarily inverse, they can also be complementary, says the latest Millennium Campaign publication. The report makes recommendations for a win-win solution by achieving MDGs through climate change mitigation and adaptation.   more...

 
 

Cover page of the guide/ Photo credit: Environment Law Institute

15-09-2009 Alike its earlier two editions, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide written primarily for editors and journalists interested in the subject. Over the years this resource by Environment Law Institute has evolved into a lucid deconstruction of climate change for communicators and educators as well.  more...

 
 

Nepalese women carrying logs/ Photo credit: Oxfam

03-09-2009 Oxfam’s new report Even the Himalayas Have Stopped Smiling: Climate Change, Poverty and Adaptation in Nepal says that changing weather patterns are affecting crop yield and water availability in the country. Millions are being pushed into impoverishment and debt, the report says.  more...

 
 

03-09-2009 UN's latest report World Economic and Social Survey 2009 highlights the impact of climate change on developing countries and the need for stronger efforts to cut down emissions. The document recommends a combination of large-scale investments and active government policy interventions for holistic development.   more...

 
 

21-08-2009 IPCC provides Assessment Reports at regular intervals of the state of knowledge on climate change. In addition, the scientific body produces a host pf other documents like Special Reports and Methodology Reports to educate policymakers on environmental and socio-economic consequences of global warming.  more...

 
 

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21-08-2009 Many developing countries will face severe food shortages due to poor irrigation practices, warns a new report Revitalizing Asia’s Irrigation: To Sustainably Meet Tomorrow’s Food Needs. It suggests the shift to a more economically viable approach.   more...

 
 

A Bhutanese woman fixes a solar panel/ Photo credit: ADB

10-08-2009 ADB’s publication Powering the Poor collates grassroots stories on resourceful ways to give rural populations access to clean and renewable energy. The report highlights case studies from across Asia and the Pacific on how simple and community-managed innovations have helped enlighten the lives in remote areas of the region.  more...

 
 

People's livelihoods need to be incorporated in management strategies/ Photo credit: IUCN

30-07-2009 IUCN’s Systematic approaches to livelihoods enhancement and diversification: A review of global experiences advocates effective integration of resource-dependent livelihoods with environmental objectives. Calling for a multi-disciplinary approach, it says that cooperation among different agencies and active engagement of communities is critical in achieving sustainable development.  more...

 
 

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