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Tag: carbon sequestration

Policymakers destroying seas around India

India’s ocean ecosystems that can sequester huge amounts of carbon to combat climate change need to be better conserved, along with stricter regulation of coastal development, but policymakers are ignoring this

Strengthen local forest rights for best climate solutions

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

New trend of gifting trees takes root to capture carbon

An innovative approach of gifting trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in the planting of 2.48 million trees, which would absorb 50 million kg of carbon dioxide every year

An Indian company called Grow-Trees has created waves by offering companies and individuals the possibility of gifting a plantation to offset greenhouse gas emissions…Read More

Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The delicate balance of trees and vines has been disturbed in the tropical dry evergreen forests of India’s east coast, weakening their utility to local communities and their capacity to store carbon

Local communities 10 km north of Puducherry on the east coast of India have for centuries preserved an anthill in a 17-hectare forest because they believed it was the abode of their snake god. Today…Read More