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When Yamuna’s ‘dead fish will be fresher’

Effluents and apathy have reduced Delhi's lifeline to a sewer. Thousands of fish die annually while the Yamuna's original custodians have nowhere to go. It all feeds into and spurs a climate crisis  


The shrinking pomfret of suburban Mumbai

Many in Versova Koliwada have a story to tell of dwindling fish – the reasons range from local-level pollution to global-scale warming. Both have combined to bring the impact of climate change to the…  


Press Release: US$43 million project to boost climate resilience for India’s coastal communities gets underway

The project will build climate-resilient livelihoods for 1.7 million people, offset 3.5 million tonnes of carbon, protect vulnerable ecosystems, and benefit another 10 million people with improved…  


Tamil Nadu’s seaweed harvesters in rough seas

An unusual activity of the fisherwomen of Bharathinagar in Tamil Nadu keeps them more in the water than on boats. But climate change and overexploitation of marine resources are eroding their…  


Belated rains, beleaguered farmers in Bhandara

This district in Vidarbha, which for long had adequate water resources, is seeing new rainfall patterns. Now listed as a 'climate hotspot', the changes in Bhandara are bringing uncertainty and losses…  


'Cotton has now become a headache’

A chemical-intensive Bt cotton monoculture is spreading through Odisha’s Rayagada district – harming health, deepening debt, irreversibly eroding indigenous knowledge, and sowing the seeds of a…  


Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha

In Rayagada, Bt cotton acreage has risen by 5,200 per cent in 16 years. The result: this biodiversity hotspot, rich in indigenous millets, rice varieties and forest foods, is seeing an alarming…  


Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in Gujarat

Pastoralists from Kachchh walk great distances in search of grazing lands for their sheep in Gujarat, even as pastures disappear or become inaccessible, and climate patterns get ever more erratic  


Sundarbans: ‘Not a blade of grass grew…’

People in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, for long living on the edge, are now facing climate change – recurring cyclones, erratic rain, growing salinity, rising heat, depleting mangroves and more  


UNDP @ UNCCD COP 14

A snapshot of UNDP's participation at the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification  

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