This paper explores the potential role of spatial planning in support of more coherent governance of water resources. Water resources throughout the continuum from land to the coast are being degraded with impacts on life supporting ecosystems, including the high seas.

The direct impacts of delta subsidence and effective seas level rise abetted by dams include inundation of coastal areas, saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers, increased rates of coastal erosion, an increased exposure to storm surges, etc, in addition to the threat to food security, livelihood security, water security to millions and huge l

This project brief describes the scope and process for developing Guidance for how the protective services of mangroves and coral reefs can be included in national economic accounts to support development planning.

A UN panel on Monday morning released its much awaited report which assessed impacts of climate change on human lives, natural resources and marine ecosystem across the globe.

This second part of the most-awaited IPCC's fifth assessment of climate change focuses on the climate impacts and how the world might adapt. It details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. Read the summary of this report for policymakers.

Kochi: In stark contrast to Kerala’s grandiose slogan ‘God’s Own Country’, around 84.4% of it is prone to natural disasters, according to an affidavit filed by the state government to the Kerala hi

A leaked report of the United Nations panel has predicted severe impacts of global warming on food-grain production, fresh-water resources and human settlements across the globe with Asia facing th

The Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), to be taken up for implementation by the government this financial year, has recommended strict enforcement of the Coastal Regulation Zone (C

Recent rise in sea level at alarming rates is a matter of serious global concern in general and for a country like India in particular with about 5700 km of coastline. The present study reports some evidences of large scale slumping of Sajnekhali (near Gosaba and Baghmara) creek banks in the Sundarban delta complex, West Bengal, which could be attributed to rising sea level.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chair warns that floods and storms are increasing in intensity and frequency.