Forests provide fresh water, soil protection, carbon sequestration, and other valuable resources that forest-dependent communities have relied on for millennia. Quantifying these goods and services has been the focus of considerable attention in recent years.

A working paper titled “Adapting to Climate Change: Conserving Rice Biodiversity of the Apatani Tribe in North East India” by Ms Swati Chaliha and Dr Promode Kant, has been published by the Institute of Green Economy (IGREC), New Delhi.

This expert panel report on Vedanta's bauxite mining
project in Orissa submitted to MoEF on August 16, 2010 says that the
company must not given permission for this project as it has illegally
occupied forest land andwill also threaten survival of local tribes. <br>

Scientific classifications can sometimes lead to tricky situations. Bamboos are as much carbon as trees and some of them grow really quick sequestering carbon dioxide faster than the trees. So one would expect bamboos to be plants of choice for climate change mitigation.

This case study presents a forest rehabilitation initiative in the tropical dry forests in northwestern India. This project is undertaken by an Indian Non Government Organisation (NGO),
the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), in cooperation with the Forest Department and aims at improving the livelihood of tribal communities. The framework of the project is the

Prolonged civil war has resulted in very poor governance and a battered economy and environment in Afghanistan. Firewood is the primary source of household energy in Afghanistan.