Masungi Georeserve and its partners have managed to save some 1,500 hectares from illegal quarrying after the cancellation of three extraction agreements in February. But now the sanctuary is facing pressure from the government's Bureau of Corrections as the agency seeks land for a new headquarters.
A recent study shows that about 56 percent of the metropolitan area in the Indian city is built-up. It is now vital for Kolkata’s 15 million residents that planning for future growth takes into account the threat of climate change.
Investments in physical infrastructure such as highways and power lines have been lagging behind what is needed to meet development goals. To kickstart post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to invest in green infrastructure.
More diseases, less access to social protection, and a worsening outlook for every decimal point of temperature increase. Effective solutions need to include all stakeholders.
Vanesa Castán Broto, Emmanuel Osuteye and Linda Westman
Absolute temperatures are expected to rise more slowly in the tropics than in higher latitudes and polar regions, but the combination of heat and rising humidity will make life more challenging.
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.