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Achieving targeted sequestration from green cover seems impossible

India cannot achieve this Paris Agreement target without political commitment at both central and state government levels

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Amended Tamil Nadu forest Act must be cautiously exercised

While forests under private ownership have already been destroyed with cash crops, if the provisions of the Act are further relaxed the state&…

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Rewind 2018: Development and fire eat up India’s forest cover

The country’s greenery suffered several blows in the past year as it was compromised for vertical growth and authorities could not curb …

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India’s rate of reducing carbon footprint with greenery a flat line for years

The country has not been able to raise its carbon emission reduction rate from 12 per cent for the last decade

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Centre to give Indian Forest Act a facelift

The environment ministry has started comprehensively amending the Act by “weeding out” and updating obsolete provisions

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Gujarat's Narmada district takes a step forward in forest governance

Five years after 20 villages in the district got their Community Forest Rights titles, their Gram Sabhas have developed a draft of their …

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Forests can keep our planet cool

Improving our forests and farm practices offers a low-risk path for climate mitigation, while securing the lives of traditional communities

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Deforestation rate slowed down: FAO

The pace of loss of forests has slowed in recent years even though the world’s forest area decreased from 31% to 30% between 1990 and …

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Human-induced climate change likely to increase average temperatures in Uganda by up to 1.5 ºC in 20 years

Lominda Afedraru visits farmers in various parts of Uganda and assesses how the government is mitigating climate change impacts

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Fire continues to rage in Uttarakhand forests; locals complain of govt inaction

Forest officials admit that they are facing resource crunch when it comes to tackling forest fires

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Despite having forest rights titles, two Kalahandi villages denied transit permit

The forest department has been misusing the transit permit, which is essential to sell kendu leaf, a lucrative Minor Forest Produce

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National Forestry Research Plan to focus on climate change

A blueprint for scientific research in forestry, the plan is made every 20 years and was formulated last in 2000

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