With glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price.
China and India are leading the world in greening the landscape, a study finds, with the two countries accounting for one-third of the new forests, croplands and other types of vegetation observed globally since 2000.
Melissa Chong –
With Indonesia, Thailand and India moving towards putting in national guidelines on responsible business conduct, there is increasing pressure for companies in Asia to be transparent about human rights, writes Melissa Chong.
Sourajit Aiyer –
In the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, ditching chemical pesticides and fertilisers in favour of natural farming has led to big increases in output and income for farmers. So what's stopping nationwide adoption of soil-friendly natural farming, writes Sourajit Aiyer.
WRI's Rubaina Rangwala writes about how the institute can help residents who live in risk-prone areas who are often left out of the planning and implementation process of climate-resilient infrastructure.
Despite rising education levels, women account only for 25 per cent of India's work force. The lack of safe, affordable and efficient transportation options could be one reason why, writes Ola Cabs' Kasturi GVL.
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Medilyn Manibo –
More than 3 million have watched Sofia Ashraf’s 'Kodaikanal Won't' - based on American singer Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' - which calls for Unilever to clean up a mercury-contaminated factory in India.
Medilyn Manibo –
A new web platform called the Global Calculator allows individuals and organisations to check on the impact of one's lifestyle on the climate and what one can do to ensure the earth does not heat up beyond 2°C.