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Identifying Climate Adjacency – key findings from four case studies and a synthesis

More often than not, people are aware that their work and actions have climate adjacencies. Farmers agree that the excessive use of pesticides and fertilizer reduces the soil’s ability to remain fertile and makes farming more vulnerable to rainfall changes. Pastoralists are finding it hard to cope with the increased climate stress, partly attributable to growth […]

Jan 21, 2021 | Report

A Conversation With Philanthropist Rohini Nilekani

Once you have become curious, once you have become connected – remain committed. This is a long journey. We need perseverance. Rohini Nilekani is easily one of the biggest names in Indian philanthropy, though she will strongly disagree. Her work over the last two decades has been instrumental in bringing meaningful socio-economic and developmental changes […]

Jan 9, 2021 | Interview

पक्षियों और मनुष्यों का आपसी संबंध

पूरी दुनिया को प्रभावित करने वाले वर्तमान कोरोना वायरस संक्रमण ने हम सभी को इस बात का एहसास करा दिया है कि समय-समय पर जानवरों की बीमारियां मनुष्यों में प्रवेश कर भयंकर महामारी का रूप ले सकती हैं। ऐसी स्थिति में गिद्धों की बहुत जरूरी भूमिका है। वे मृत जानवरों के अवशेषों का जल्द निपटारा […]

Nov 3, 2020 | Article

Kabini:A Heritage to Conserve

The Japanese have long propagated the joys of Shinrin-Yoku, or ‘forest bathing’, as a meditative practice, especially for urbanites. I was very lucky to spend a few days in the Kabini forest, just before the parks closed. Though partially work-related, it was my most healing experience since the pandemic emerged. The forest was lush green, […]

Jul 22, 2020 | Article

Resilience, Hope: India in the Time of COVID-19 & Climate Change

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Jairam Ramesh (former Minister for Environment and Forests) and Navroz Dubash (Professor at the Centre for Policy Research). Moderated by Barkha Dutt, New Worlds is a three-part digital series by the India Climate Collaborative to discuss resilience and recovery in the face of our […]

May 9, 2020 | Panel

It is Time to Rethink the way Humans Treat Animals

It is time to rethink how chickens are bred, treated and eaten, too. There is a whole new generation of people who care about where their food comes from, and how it is grown. On May 4 each year, since 2005, a non-profit in the United States (US) called United Poultry Concerns celebrates International Respect for […]

May 3, 2020 | Article

Message on Earth Day, 2020

“It’s true that the future just ain’t what it used to be!Fifty years used to be a long timeline. It isn’t anymore. After all, the Club of Rome was set up to address humanity’s “problematic” 52 years ago. And here we are now in 2020, having heeded very few lessons from that conversation, and maybe […]

Apr 22, 2020 | Others

Opportunities for Philanthropy: Community Resilience and Climate Action

Today, more than ever, we need ambitious, accelerated climate action that targets the most vulnerable. We need to start from the first mile, where the impact is felt most. We need approaches that enhance community resilience against the health, livelihood, and other shocks arising from climate change related disasters. We hope this paper will inspire […]

Apr 21, 2020 | Report

सवाल, पक्षियों की आखिर अहमियत क्या है?

चेतावनी… हाल ही में जारी स्टेट ऑफ इंडिया बर्ड्स 2020 रिपोर्ट का डेटा बेहद चौंकाने वाला है बसंत का मौसम है। मौसम पंछियों वाला। देश में भले आप कहीं भी रहते हों, घने जंगल से लेकर बियाबान रेगिस्तान या फिर गली-मोहल्लों वाले किसी शहर में। संभावना है कि सुबह आपकी नींद पक्षियों के चहचहाने से […]

Feb 29, 2020 | Article

आदिवासियों का कर्ज है हम सब पर, बंग दंपती उसका हिस्सा चुका रहे हैं

इस नए दशक की शुरुआत में खुशकिस्मती से मुझे एक प्राचीन इलाके में जाने का मौका मिला जो अपनी हालिया परेशानी से उबर रहा है। विदर्भ का गढ़चिरौली, भारत के सबसे पिछड़े आदिवासी जिलों में से एक है। वहां गोंंड आदिवासियों के वनक्षेत्र में देश के 8 करोड़ आदिवासियों की तरह ही गोंड लोगों का […]

Feb 11, 2020 | Article