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November 24 – December 1, 2021
Dear readers,

Recent rainfall has damaged crops in Karnataka, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar and Maharashtra. More precipitation is expected due to low pressures areas over Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

With these impacts worsened by climate change, farmers in Andhra Pradesh are demanding compensation.

The recent climate summit in Glasgow, highlighted the issue of loss and damage, but the final outcomes were insufficient. While India spoke about climate justice on the global forum of COP 26, domestically it must pay attention to the same, starting with its forest governance methods. The PM’s Council on Climate Change has also not met for almost seven years, according to public records.

A survey by UNICEF found that young people are well aware of climate change.

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Triple whammy: 3 weather systems to cause intense precipitation across India from December 1, 30 November 2021
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CoP26: Not on official agenda but Loss & Damage comeback gives hope, say experts, 01 December 2021
14 of the 97 pointers in the final draft of Glasgow Pact were dedicated to Loss & Damage
High time climate justice reflects in India’s forest policy, 01 December 2021
It is clear that recognition of tenure rights not only supports the building of climate resilience among forested communities but also co-benefits forest landscape restoration and carbon sequestration goals set by India
Climate change, tribal livelihood: Cinema meets environment at IFFI, 29 November 2021
Movies such as Taledanda, Koozhangal, Semkhor rise to the occasion to highlight a range of environmental issues staring at mankind today
The dreaded rainforest shift, 26 November 2021
The implications of the world’s largest rainforest competing with human-generated greenhouse gases are alarming
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Nairobi Declaration set to fast track disaster risk reduction work, 01 December 2021
Sendai Framework aims to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives and livelihoods
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How do younger people look at climate change? UNICEF survey finds out, 30 November 2021
Nearly 80% of young people surveyed said they had heard of climate change; only 56% could define it for what it is
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Africa’s Great Green Wall: Viable return on investments, says FAO study, 29 November 2021
GGW programme aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded ecosystems across 11 countries in the region
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Endemic Western Ghats flycatchers could lose third of their range due to climate change: Study, 28 November 2021
The Black-and-orange Flycatcher could lose up to 31% and Nilgiri Flycatcher 46% of its range by 2050, according to a recent study
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Andhra Floods: Farmers on month-long march, demand compensation for crops, 25 November 2021
Recent floods in Andhra Pradesh a sign of climate change effects visible since 2012, say experts
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PM’s climate change council has not met in almost 7 years, 25 November 2021
Who is, then, advising the PM for his climate goal announcements?
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