Despite large gains in health over the past few decades, the distribution of health risks worldwide remains extremely and unacceptably uneven says the Lancet–University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health.

We take care of the cow and the cow takes care of us,” says Marayal, a farmer in Thalavady, Tamil Nadu. Her two cows produce 6 to 10 litres of milk a day, which she sells for 30-40 cents per litre. Across India, there are millions of backyard dairy farmers like Marayal.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) success at storing atmospheric carbon in forests in Latin America depends on the long-term maintenance of forests. Forest maintenance in

The impacts of climate change are expected to create numerous challenges for cities. This report synthesizes key points raised in a series of discussions among “adaptation leaders” from fourteen cities around the world.

Renewable energy: Policy and practice - a presentation by Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director-General, CSE at CSE Annual South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, 2013 being held in New Delhi from September 18-19, 2013.

A steady drizzle on Sunday morning did little to discourage a group of volunteers from doing their bit to save Alahalli lake near JP Nagar in the City.

New Delhi: A United Nations (UN) report h as warned India that it is at greater risk by opting for public private partnership (PPP) mode of investment for raising its public infrastructure where th

Sasur Khaderi Project under MNREGA - Presentation by Kanchan Verma, DM Fatehpur.

This study examines the impact of mandated reservations for female sarpanch (elected heads of gram panchayats) on perceptions of service delivery and women's democratic participation. Using survey data from Sangli district in Maharashtra, it finds that the availability of basic public services is significantly higher in female sarpanch villages compared to the male sarpanch villages when the former have been in the job for three to three-and-a-half years.

Society's response to climate change is inevitably mediated by culture. In a Review Article that analyses important new research from across the social sciences, climate change is shown to threaten important cultural dimensions of people's lives and livelihoods — including material and lived aspects of culture, identity, community cohesion and sense of place.

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