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Climate Change and Wellbeing: A PARI and UNDP series

Mapping the voices and lived experiences of ordinary people across India  


The Great Coral Grief of Lakshadweep islands

India’s smallest union territory, just 1-2 metres above sea level on average – and where every seventh person is a fisherman – is losing its coral reefs and facing the impact of climate change at…  


Churu: Blowing hot, blowing cold – mainly hot

In June 2019, Churu, Rajasthan, recorded a global high of 51°Celsius. For many here though that was just one milestone in an expanding summer and other odd changes in seasons that clearly point to…  


Resilience Building of Communities around Guwahati Airport

UNDP India through its Support During Pandemic initiative distributed essential items & raised awareness on covid-19.  


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…  

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