South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
It is an important time to focus on the unintended and unexpected consequences in the natural-human interactions in the food-energy- water nexus
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia’s nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar, exacerbating its smog problem.
An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
The Republic of Kiribati is experiencing baki-aba, or ‘land hunger’, as its population grows and atolls shrink.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
In Climate Terror: A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change, Sanjay Chaturvedi and Timothy Doyle caution us about the risks of fear-inducing climate change discourses.
The world’s top economic leaders try to bridge differences on climate change and trade as G-20 summit kicks off in Germany amid threat of violent protests.
The decision allows Australia’s conservative government to dodge political embarrassment and potential damage to the country’s lucrative tourism industry.
Thousands are expected to march in Hamburg this week against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and a failure to tackle climate change.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers a historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
A former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says it’s in the US’s economic and political interest to address climate change.
Big Agriculture now employs its unethical marketing tactics to selling farmers “climate-smart” agriculture in the form of soils, seeds and chemicals.
According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts.
Focused on climate change and environmental concerns, the party had taken the centre stage in the 2000s, but its all-embracing approach towards refugees and lack of clarity on issues affecting the voters is now dragging it down.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to combat climate change at the G20 summit next week in a challenge to US President Donald Trump.
Modi’s remarks aimed to put across an India that was ready to synchronise itself with the Trump administration’s goals, but the US president made it clear he wanted India to commit to “free and fair trade”.
Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
The shallow waters off Svalbard are warming and releasing a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere – but the net effect has been one of cooling thanks to a strange phenomenon.
Cooperation and sincerity are key to dealing with the challenges we face today, both natural and man-made.
Downpours in the highlands of Meghalaya in India and damaging floods in the wetlands of north-eastern Bangladesh are inextricably linked. The South Asian neighbours must collaborate to address these occasional calamities.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
Malians have some idea of what conditions might look like 30 years from now in their villages, near the southern fringes of Africa’s Sahel zone.
Until you dedicate your life to making socially just decisions, don’t fool yourself that planting one tree a year, composting at home or riding a bicycle will somehow help save the environment.
The ambassador to the UN pointed out that just because the US has ‘opted out of a club’ doesn’t mean they won’t work towards stopping climate change.
The UNFCCC must also banish fossil fuel and polluting industries from all climate change negotiations by requiring observer organisations to disclose conflicts of interest.
Due to congressional budget cuts, the 38-year continuous U.S. Arctic satellite monitoring programme is about to end, leaving researchers blind to ongoing Arctic sea ice losses.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
Despite Trump’s decision to leave the Paris accord, the US secretary of state said the country will continue its efforts to reduce emissions.
Global leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to mitigating emissions in light of the US’s volte face, while France, Italy and Germany have said Trump won’t be allowed to renegotiate on the deal’s terms.
The decision will put the US in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only non-participants in the Paris Climate Agreement.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will determine the shape of global sustainable development, particularly among emerging economies.
The urban heat island effect makes cities several degrees warmer than nearby rural areas, adds to air and water pollution and makes workers less productive.
Issues of terrorism and global trade were much talked about, but disappointment was rife when Trump didn’t talk about Russia or back a climate change deal.
President Trump, who doubts climate change is human-made had made a campaign pledge to “cancel” the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream and will reduce water flow too.
Sandbars are affected by poor management and human activities, such as sand extraction, pollution and indiscriminate logging, in addition to climate change and the resulting elevation of the sea level.