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CSE, experts demand more rights for communities over forests in India - Nepal and Mexico show the way

India’s forest laws are colonial that have alienated communities from their land and resources. Under the current Forest Rights Act of 2006, the government allows gram sabhas to manage and protect forests. However, community rights have been recognised only over 2.5 million hectare (ha) of forests while Forest Survey of India report has identified 31 million ha of forests within revenue villages

Media Invite: International workshop on community forestry

In collaboration with Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Washington DC and Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), New Delhi, invites you to a Workshop on Community Forestry in India – Challenges and Opportunities in the light of lessons from Mexico and Nepal January 23, 2015, 9:30 am – 6 pm at Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


  Carbon Budget Who is emitting 2013 Infographics on India Environment Portal

Diwali pollution management needs rethink.

Official release on Diwali pollution states “No significant change observed” from the previous years. The average levels reported for most pollutants barring nitrogen dioxide show a marginal decline compared to last year. But the levels have remained much higher than the standards, and therefore a threat to public health.

From overconsumption to solidarity

“From overconsumption to solidarity” is a joint awareness-raising project of eight European and eight Southern civil society organisations, co-financed by EuropeAid. It aims to increase critical understanding and competence amongst European citizens with regard to Europe’s responsibility for the social and ecological impact of its overconsumption on development in the Amazon region, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.