Category: #WeForNature
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United States President Joe Biden on Sunday declared a major disaster in California as a succession of storm systems blew into the state bringing heavy flooding to already waterlogged regions and threatening snowfalls of up to six feet. The continuous floods for the last 11 days bring back to memory the devastating floods of 1997. […]
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By LMB Staff
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What is ‘Blue Halo S’? The term ‘Blue Halo’ can be divided into two parts. ‘Blue’ refers to the resources from oceans, and ‘Halo’ refers to the benefits. In simple words, when the resources from the ocean are protected, and well-managed, it benefits the environment and impacts our livelihood.  The government of Indonesia, with the […]
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By LMB Staff
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The Indian state, of Uttarakhand, became the hotbed of yet another man-induced climate crisis as several buildings in the hilly town of Joshimath, situated in the Chamoli district, started developing cracks. Joshimath, a town of 20,000 people, which has both a religious and tourist attraction, is sinking.  Officials and locals maintain that cracks have developed […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the poorest and most powerless in Bangladesh, especially women are the most vulnerable to climate change. They are also more vulnerable to child marriage and trafficking. In this episode, we get to know more about how women are affected disproportionately due to climate change from […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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In an unprecedented move, Brazil created the country’s first Ministry of Indigenous Peoples with a mandate to oversee policies ranging from land demarcation to healthcare and initiated a host of pro-environment measures. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva issued six decrees around anti-government and indigenous measures including mining in Indigenous lands and protected areas, plans […]
By Smitha Verma
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Fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand for UK-based journalist Sophie Benson. A fashionista who writes on various issues, her heart lies with tracking her fashion footprint. ” Brands use loads of different tricks to brainwash consumers. I think one of the most prevalent ones is releasing a small captivating collection that they call responsible or eco […]
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By LMB Staff
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In a bid to make India energy-independent and decarbonise major sectors, the country has approved an incentive plan of $2.11 billion to promote green hydrogen. It is the country’s big announcement this year in a bid to cut emissions and become a major exporter in the field.  The Union Cabinet on January 4 approved the […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Climate Change looks like small words but the impact it has on the planet is unmissable. In 2022, we saw the worst of wildfires and flash floods, landslides and heatwaves. We heard people asking “What can I do about climate change?” Let Me Breathe told you what we can do together. The need to act […]
By Smitha Verma
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According to a World Bank report, natural disaster effects are not gender neutral and women mortality is higher during climate disasters.In this episode of For Her Future, Lizana Riquelme, a youth climate activist from Chile, talks about how women are affected disproportionately in the wake of climate change.Chile is 14 times more vulnerable to natural […]
By Lizana Riquelme
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Terai Arc Landscape is an 810km stretch spread across India and Nepal. Nepal’s forests occupy roughly 45% of the land, with the forests of Terai serving as a source of livelihood for people.“Forests provide not only the timber we use but also other ecological services. They also help to build the resilience of the particular […]
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By LMB Staff
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Meet Daphne Kay, who belongs to an indigenous community that is currently bearing the brunt of climate change and they are the first to suffer directly from the effects of climate change. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe Daphne says, “Indigenous people have always been disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are at the forefront of […]
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On December 19, the biggest biodiversity conference COP15 came to a historic conclusion.  In a landmark decision aimed at safeguarding biodiversity, nations have agreed to protect a third of the planet for nature by 2030. The most significant part of the agreement is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for […]
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Ambient air pollution is a public health crisis for South Asia, not only imposing high economic costs but also causing an estimated two million premature deaths each year, according to the World Bank report. The report released last week cites how nine out of ten most polluted cities are from South Asia.  Countries like India, […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Koli fishing communities have been living and working along the coastal waters of Mumbai in Maharashtra in India, for over 500 years. Today, climate change has dealt a severe blow to their livelihood. For them, no fish means no food on the plate. “There’s only dirty sewage water and garbage, there’s no fish. This year […]
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By LMB Staff
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From rising sea levels to natural disasters and coastal erosion, climate change has hit many small islands severely and St. Kitts and Nevis hasn’t been spared either. The twin-island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, set in the Lesser Antilles, is threatened both by the sea level rise and the region’s increasingly frequent and severe […]
By Smitha Verma
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In 2020, Sai Karthik Sunkara, a student of NIT- Srinagar, started working with the Ocean Engineering Department of IIT-Madras, as the institution was researching the same idea of generating electricity from sea waves. Together they developed a device called, ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’, or Sindhuja-1, to generate power from the waves. In November 2022, they […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Bianca Centeno is working with the Socio-Environmental Fund of Peru, which provides funding to indigenous communities and assists them in implementing their solutions.Indigenous communities are the front-line witnesses to climate change; they have received very little attention from the government and they have been fighting largely alone. Bianca’s primary focus is on putting a circular […]
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As India’s National Capital Region remains gripped in severe air pollution,750 school students from Gurgaon and Faridabad got together on December 13, 2022, to celebrate ‘Aravalli Day’. The young ones were joined by their teachers, Dr Rajendra Singh popularly known as the Waterman of India, Diwan Singh from the Ridge Bachao Andolan, Haji Ibrahim from […]
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Meet 16-year-old Maya Anandan, who has come up with an innovative idea of providing hyperlocal air pollution data to the people impacted by its effects. Delhi will remain one of the top three polluted cities in the world and population exposures to PM 2.5 are likely to increase by over 40 percent by 2050. “With […]
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People from the Indigenous community braced the harsh cold winter of Canada, to represent their voice and rights of their communities at the ongoing COP15 in Montreal. Indigenous peoples are among the most affected by biodiversity loss and other environmental harm because of their close relationship with and reliance on nature, states the United Nations […]
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At COP27, the climate clock was unmissable. Climate Clock? What’s that? The Climate Clock’s Loss and Damage Lifeline calculate the debt wealthy, high-emission G20 countries owe for the catastrophic harm their excessive carbon emissions have caused to other developing nations. It also emphasises that there are only about six years left for humanity to keep […]
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The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is well on its way to become a climate smart state. On Thursday,  Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated a two-day Climate Change Summit in Chennai and laid down the roadmap on how he intends to turn the state into a ‘climate smart state’ in the coming years.  The flagship […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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As COP15 enters into its third day, a coalition has called upon the world leaders to protect primary forests as part of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The Primary Forest Alliance (PFA) demanded a moratorium on industrial development in primary forests  The day also saw 46 countries signing a statement that said “collaborate and conclude […]
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Carbon emission is posing a threat to the rice and coffee production in Indonesia and will significantly impact the agro economy, according to a recent study published by scientists. Indonesia is the third largest producer of rice, fourth largest in coffee production.  As per the study, Indonesia’s rice production would be reduced to millions of […]
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Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi, a climate activist from Nigeria, educates people about the adverse impacts of fossil fuels and how they increase air pollution. To fight climate change, his only ask is to end the licensing of new oil contracts.  “We just have been saying stop licensing new oil deals, stop the over-reliance on oil and […]
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As COP15 gets underway in Montreal, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not minced any words for urgent climate action. “With our bottomless appetite for unchecked and unequal economic growth, humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction,” he said at the ceremonial opening on Tuesday. He slammed multinational corporations for turning the world’s ecosystems […]
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The stage is all set for the 15th conference of UN conventions on biological diversity or COP15 on December 7 in Montreal, Canada. The agenda of the convention is going to be around taking a call post-2020 global biodiversity.Representatives from 192 countries will be framing guidelines for the next decade. The focus will remain on […]
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If there’s any country that has been clearly vocal about the need for loss and damage fund at this COP, then it has been none other than Pakistan. The country faced devastating floods and other extreme weather events this year. Meet Rida Rashid, a 19-year-old climate activist from Pakistan, who has lost five members of […]
By Rida Rashid
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Sonika Manadhar is a computer engineer turned entrepreneur. She links female electric bus drivers with low-interest loans. Her team developed a system that uses digital tokens to close the trust gap between lenders and borrowers, by using these tokens women would be able to apply for micro loans from organisations.Sonika wants to prove that a […]
By Sonika Manadhar
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Climate disasters seem to have ‘hit the freeway, with an unfortunate break failure’, and they won’t stop. Floods have repeatedly hit Nigeria so bad that almost all the states are submerged in water or crippled by it, the situation is dire and there’s been so much loss of lives and property.  The Nigerian Emergency services […]
By Halima