India needs to proactively include indigenous communities and forest dwellers in its efforts to restore and expand forest cover to sequester carbon, and not exclude them from forestry management
In India, a new wave of admiration about our traditional knowledge has emerged in public discourse, but it is not reflected in the ways the state wants to manage our forests…Read More
By harvesting rainwater and recharging springs, many villages in mountainous Uttarakhand have succeeded in meeting local demand for water and in reducing the chances of forest fires as well
Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank was built on top of the hill near her village. It made a much-required difference in her life…Read More
Reforestation efforts have removed 12 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. How can other countries replicate this success?
Large-scale tree planting efforts in India, China and South Korea have removed more than 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in 20 years, according to new analysis. Examining different afforestation programmes…Read more