Landless Dalit farm-workers are hit the hardest by natural disasters like cyclones but they are neglected by government rehabilitation schemes because they have no legal ownership of property or resources. Their homes and livelihoods destroyed by Cyclones Gaja and Fani, many marginalised farmers in Tamil Nadu and Odisha have no means to rebuild their lives, unlike landowning farmers who […]
In the last two decades, Bangladesh and Nepal have been preparing various climate change adaptation policies and plans to increase the resilience of the vulnerable communities. Sumit Vij (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands) argues that such policies and plans are based on underlying institutionalised ideas, referred to as climate policy paradigms and have resulted in one country becoming more […]
Pakistan’s cities have some of the worst recorded levels of pollution in the world. LSE alumni Maryam Naqvi argues that the Green Schools initiative of the NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) can promote civic environmental knowledge among the young in Pakistan and help create a generation with an entirely different outlook to the country’s environment.
Pollution is one […]
“Bangladesh is associated with the idea of resilience and the idea of a quiet revolution” – Shahpar Selim
Following the ‘Idea of Bangladesh’ panel, forming part of the first LSE-UC Berkeley Summit, panellist Shahpar Selim spoke to Rebecca Bowers about the current greening initiatives taking place in garment factories across Bangladesh, and the potential to improve in the coming years.
RB: Following on from today’s panel, can you tell us more about the current project that you’re working on […]
India emerged as one of the leading nations signing the Paris Agreement in 2015. However, not a single plan until late 2016 acknowledged climate change as a phenomenon, let alone a challenge to urban development and sustenance, Mahak Agarwal writes.
India emerged as one of the leading nations with the Paris Agreement signed in 2015. In submitting its first Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), […]
Despite legislative and institutional arrangements, Bangladesh is struggling to improve environmental governance
Over the years Bangladesh has become seasoned in environmental management. However, enforcement of legislations across levels is lacking where attention must be paid. Mohammad Tarikul Islam highlights the underlying challenges ahead for environmental governance in Bangladesh, and where solutions might be found.
Environmental governance is a concept in political ecology or environmental policy related to identifying the elements needed to achieve […]
Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. While acknowledging the strategic position of the island in the Indian Ocean Region, small states such as Sri Lanka have to be aware of the geopolitical implications resulting in complications that require foreign policy adjustments, writes Natasha Fernando.
Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. […]
In Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, authors Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey offer a compendious account of waste in India, exploring its implication in questions of economic growth, public health and natural resources. The book offers an impressively expansive mosaic, finds Dagna Rams, that will be of particular interest to those seeking a panoramic understanding of this national challenge.
Waste of a Nation: Garbage […]
Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi
With rising temperatures and scarce potable water, Delhi must address the the under-researched and yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at the urban scale in its next master plan, writes Mahak Agrawal.
It is important to highlight the under-researched yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at urban scale, especially in light of latest developments with respect to planning exercise […]
The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 shows how international mediation can be instrumental in reaching an agreement between India and Pakistan. With this in mind, India and Pakistan should use the treaty as a model to negotiate, cooperate and resolve other ongoing issues as well, writes Saud Sultan.
With the partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, the Indus basin was […]