Climate change poses a fundamental threat to the world, natural resources, species, and livelihoods. India is particularly vulnerable to this and is likely to have varied impacts owing to its geographic diversity, stronger dependence on agriculture, and increasing exploitation of natural resources coupled with population growth and socio-economic challenges. Major efforts are required to develop low-carbon and climate-resilient lifestyles. Climate adaptation and mitigation at regional, national, and global level are crucial for a long-term response to climate change.

Post-COVID Recovery and Natural Capital

Natural capital degradation is a pressing economic, social, and environmental concern, which remains outside generally of the purview of mainstream economic decision-making. Here, natural capital refers to nature and biodiversity, focusing on renewable resources and ecosystems, such as forests, water bodies, and watersheds – and the biodiversity that they contain. Funded by MAVA Foundation through the Economics for Nature (E4N) programme and coordinated by the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), the study summarises key findings from the case studies of Brazil, France, India, and Uganda, looking at post-COVID recovery measures and their impact on natural capital.

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ShubhKal… Building Resilience for a Brighter Tomorrow

Development Alternatives’ work in Bundelkhand strives to transform the region’s economy as well as ecology. The organisation has built massive programmes in the region to restore and rebuild the social and natural processes. These resulted in measurable improvement in the lives and livelihoods of the people and in the productivity of their land, water, and biological resources.

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