Your Environment This Week: India at CoP25, reducing marine strandings, women and climate resilience

This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.

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How will vulnerable countries deal with forced migration?

As ‘climate emergency‘ becomes the buzzword at Madrid during the CoP 25, the question of how vulnerable countries will deal with more than 20 million climate refugees remains unclear.

What is CoP?

Read our short explainer covering the main points around the Madrid CoP, placed in a historical context of the importance of this meeting.

How women adapt as climate comes unhinged

Male migration and poor working conditions for women combine with institutional failure and poverty to hamper women’s ability to adapt to climate variability in Asia and Africa.

Beached in Goa

Goa has a dedicated marine wildlife stranding response network that, apart from following a standard protocol for responding to a live or dead stranding, records data of all strandings.

Delhi’s air pollution paves the exit route for urban families

Families, particularly those with children and who have the means, are opting to relocate from Delhi driven by the increasing air pollution and its impact on health.

Is the increasing presence of peafowl in Kerala a symbol of climate change?

Increased reports of peafowl – a dry land bird – across Kerala, which is known to be wet state, prompted scientists to investigate.

Delayed Indian monsoon, Cyclone Fani ‘high impact’ events of 2019

If we do not take urgent climate action now, then we are heading for a temperature increase of more than three degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

Are shark conservation laws inclusive?

While scientists, bureaucrats and politicians are making policy around fisheries, are the voices of the fishing communities represented?

India and other consumer countries should push for sustainable palm oil: report

While palm oil leads to deforestation and biodiversity losses, replacing it with other types of vegetable oils might be even worse for the environment, shows an IUCN report.

[Commentary] Cyclone Bulbul in the Indian Sundarbans

Researchers from IIT Kharagpur recount their experiences of travelling in the Sundarbans and the importance of mangroves as a source of resilience against climatic vulnerability.

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