land rights

  • unccd cop14. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, UNCCD (left), and COP 14 President, Prakash Javadekar, India's Environment Minister, at the New Delhi summit [Image by: IISD/ENB]

    Save land to fight climate change

    September 14, 2019

    Ecosystem restoration and land-based solutions must segue into actions to stem biodiversity loss and restrain runaway global warming, the United Nations desertification summit held at New Delhi said in its closing declaration

  • Majuli – disappearing Brahmaputra island

    February 11, 2015

    Once the largest Brahmaputra island and cradle of Assamese culture, Majuli has shrunk to half its size as the river threatens to completely wash away its residents, monasteries and music

  • New hope for erosion-hit Bangladesh

    September 18, 2014

    River erosion renders thousands of Bangladeshis homeless every monsoon; now, with scientists providing erosion forecasts, the authorities may be able to protect the people