Gujarat Forest dept to monetise carbon dioxide sequestered in agroforestry plantations
September 16, 2021 |
September 16, 2021
With an aim to supplement income of farmers who are into agroforestry, Gujarat Forest department is all set to launch a pilot project to assess the amount of carbon dioxide sequestered in around 85 lakh trees in agroforestry plantations in five districts and monitise it by selling it to industries in form of carbon credits and help the latter offset their greenhouse gas emissions. The forest department will implement the project in collaboration with the farmers, TERI and VNV Advisory.
Challenge of bio-diversity in Nagaland
July 11, 2021 |
July 11, 2021
According to Mr Siddharth Edake, Fellow, TERI, the study team found that Nagaland had 407 Community Conserved Areas and that almost one third of them were active.
Nature-based solutions: Convenient ignorance of the inconvenient truth
July 5, 2021
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is one of the key focus areas of the upcoming 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow. ‘We’re part of the solution #ForNature’ is also the slogan of the International Day for Biodiversity of the Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) for 2021. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has been focussing on the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) for each member country.
India’s deep seabed mining plans gear up for a dive
July 2, 2021 |
July 2, 2021
Mary Abraham, a development economist and policy scientist at TERI, said that she fears that the “impact of deep-sea mining could be unprecedented and spell huge trouble for marine ecology.
How porcupines, nilgai and boars make Indian forest communities poorer
July 19, 2020 |
July 19, 2020
People and wildlife are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food around the world. While the conflict and loss of lives on both the sides get into limelight, little is known about the economic impact of the rising conflicts on the communities living in forests for ages despite multi-facet risks. A study by TERI has thrown a light on this recently. The study in Uttar Pradesh's Terai region at the Indo-Nepal Border, has found that the families living in the proximity of reserve forests incur 5-10 per cent monetary losses annually due to crop depredation.
To Help Conserve Precious Biodiversity, India Needs to Empower its Forest-dwelling Population
May 21, 2020
The value chain of trade of biological resources and their derivatives like medicinal plants, extracts of medicinal plants, fishes, processed food and pharma industry, are responsible for creating jobs for probably another 30% population of the country.