India

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14 Nov 2017

I am writing this blog from Bihar, the second largest state in India, which was ravaged by floods in August 2017 that killed more than 500 people and displaced over 12 million, causing huge destruction to human life, animals, the environment and the entire ecosystem. As I visit rural affected villages nearly 2 months later, I […]

16 Nov 2016

  As we are gather in Marrakech for COP22, let us remember the innumerable women who are climate  refugees or displaced, and the women who have lost their livelihoods and lives due to climate change. Gender justice is central to climate justice. And women’s leadership is central and crucial to climate justice as they are […]

08 Nov 2016

  Today the world already faces the beginnings of the worst impacts of climate change. A large number of poor and marginalised communities in developing countries face severe consequences due to increasing incidences of extreme weather events, sea level rise and unusual temperature variations. Among the 13 deadliest floods faced across the globe in last […]

25 Jul 2016

Children sing a song in class at the Shri Pashupati Praja Primary School in the village of Tanglichowk, in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   This year’s theme for the High-Level Political Forum, the first since agreement of the SDGs, has been ‘leaving no one behind’, a theme which has very much […]

17 Sep 2015

  World leaders must remember that those who have contributed least to the climate crisis face the its severest consequences said ACT Alliance members from Asia Pacific yesterday as they highlighted the increasing vulnerability of coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific to the impacts of climate change. Speaking at the launch event of the […]

08 Nov 2014

Cyclone Hudhud hit India’s east coast in mid-October 2014, primarily affecting the state of Andhra Pradesh, most significantly the port city of Visakhapatnam. It also struck the state of Odisha, which experienced heavy rainfall. The deafening winds of 190km/h claimed the lives of 41 people and injured many more. Hudhud caused extensive devastation to housing, […]

08 Oct 2014

Heavy monsoon rains in September 2014, in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, led to unprecedented widespread flooding and landslides. The total cost of the damage was estimated at nearly US$10bn. Incessant rain caused 277 deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, and a further 280 deaths over the border in Pakistan. Rescue operations were […]

08 Dec 2013

In October, only a few months after the flooding in the north of India, Cyclone Phailin hit the eastern Indian states of Orissa and Andrha Pradesh, leaving 1 million people homeless. The livelihoods of up to 12 million were affected through loss of crops and destroyed or damaged businesses. ACT members deployed a large and […]