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16 Feb, 2016

Women in Indian Parliament: Under-represented and Regional Bias

Swati Vatsayan

 

Women comprise almost half the population of India but their poor representation in Parliament and State Assemblies is disappointing. Women constitute 11.23% of Lok Sabha, far from the required 33% mandated in the proposed Women's Reservation Bill.

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07 Jan, 2016

The odd Paris connect

Aditi Kapoor

 

‘Think global act local’. The odd-even scheme of the Delhi government illustrates this dictum. Aditi Kapoor in her latest blog highlights how the scheme is not just about reducing Delhi’s pollution but also delivers co-benefit in reducing fossil fuel emissions which is the main goal of the global climate agreement reached in Paris last month. 

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07 Jan, 2016

Paris Agreement: What is it all about

Barsha Dutta

 

The 12-day long COP21 (Conference of Parties21) meet in Paris in December 2015 brought over 190 nations together to discuss and forge strategies to tackle the climate change challenge. This blog summarises the key points of the Paris climate agreement.

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16 Dec, 2015

Gender and Climate Change- The India Pavilion at COP 21 Highlights What Needs to be Done

Aditi Kapoor

 

Aditi Kapoor, Director Alternative Futures, recaps her experiences from an event on gender and climate change at the India Pavilion at COP21.  Alternative Futures has been a partner of CDKN working on gender and climate change in India.

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13 Dec, 2015

A 'Wake-up' Call at Paris But Real Work Is Pending

Aditi Kapoor

 

Despite 196 nations giving their ‘aye’ to the global climate agreement adopted in Paris on Saturday, the agreement does not really spell a win-win situation for all. Except for the French Presidency, which has ensured that between contact groups and spin-off groups meetings behind closed doors, indaba consultations, bilateral telephonic calls between heads of States and a continuous flow of draft agreements, the final adoption of a global climate pact would occur.

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13 Dec, 2015

Gender Concerns Take Centre-Stage at India Pavilion Amidst Global Climate Talks in Paris

Aditi Kapoor

 

The need to incorporate gender concerns and women’s rights in climate change was discussed at a side-event organized by Alternative Futures and TERRE Policy Centre at the India Pavilion on Tuesday, 8th December, 2015, even as the climate negotiators in adjoining rooms gave scant importance to gender in their draft negotiating texts.


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03 Mar, 2014

Empowering women to take the lead on climate change adaptation

Dharini Parthasarathy and Cecilia Schubert (CCAFS)

 

CCAFS South Asia program has for the past two years organized a series of workshops aimed to give women leaders skills and knowledge on how to adapt to climate change and sensitize others on the same topic. The trainings aim to inspire change across the region, and lead to more gender-sensitive adaptation strategies.

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09 Sep, 2013

Ways to cope with changing climate in cyclone-prone south Bengal

Manjusha Mukherjee

 

It was definitely a trip that changed my perspective.  I had never thought that our farmers, especially women farmers, would have this kind of understanding and awareness about climate change impacts and adaptation measures.

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21 May, 2013

Innovative Agriculture Techniques: Changing Lives of Women Farmers

The women members of KMM now cultivate vegetables in three seasons, they have introduced inter-cropping methods that give extra income, prepare vermi-compost to reduce the cost instead of buying harmful fertilizers from the market to encourage on bio pesticides etc.