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New research, commissioned by the India Committee of the Netherlands and Stop Child Labour, reveals that modern slavery, low wages, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions are rampant in granite quarries in South India. In some quarries, especially in waste stone processing, child labour is found.

This paper investigates the adoption of discourses on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) across different national contexts. It draws on institutional theories to develop and test a number of hypotheses on the role of shared beliefs and politico-economic institutions in determining the discursive choices of policy actors. The results show that win–win ecological modernization discourse, embraced by powerful government agencies and international actors, dominates national REDD+ policy arenas.

This status report on the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in the state of Tamilnadu has been compiled with the intention of providing an overall idea regarding the situation of the Tribal communities and FRA in the state.

The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as a truly historic moment in the fight against climate change.

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice.

This report aims to develop an understanding of the existing disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Indian market and to map out the disaster-related vulnerabilities of clients affected by crisis in order to assess opportunities for more effective disaster preparedness.

If WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services are to deliver continuous benefits to users they must be supported by strong, responsive in-country institutions.

The study report reviews the status of and the challenges facing the road sector under the sustainable development agenda, identifies the gap in the existing global institutional setting and the need for supporting sustainable development in the road sector, evaluates possible options to fill the gap and meet the need, and explores the viability

The Global Wildlife Program has released the first-ever review of international donor funding for combatting illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, which shows that over $1.3 billion was committed by 24 international donors since 2010, or approximately $190 million per year.

The Global Wildlife Program has released the first-ever review of international donor funding for combatting illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, which shows that over $1.3 billion was committed by 24 international donors since 2010, or approximately $190 million per year.

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