Risks posed by extreme weather events and rising temperatures to people, economy, society and our natural ecosystems.
Funding from various sources that can enable climate change mitigation and adaptation.
A microclimate, as shown by science, is a place in the world that has a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from the rest of the areas surrounding the place. Effective management of micro-climates can help create a buffer against the larger threat of climate change and help the geographical region to cope with and adapt to climate change.
Protection of biodiversity, wildlife, and ecological resources, natural systems from destruction through human activity
In a globe beset by CO2 overdose, Forests are our only hope, our key carbon sinks. In India Forests sustain 25% of the population directly. Enhancing, managing and protecting forest cover lies under the purview of forestry, a field we work very closely with Iora Ecological team on.
Smart Agriculture has been around for decades if not centuries but in our era of heatwave, erratic rainfall, drop in soil fertility, water scarcity et. al, it is an approach that combines crop science, weather forecasting, efficient resource use and market linkage to improve farm productivity to improve food security. FarmerZone by the DBT India is a nation-wide program for Smart Agriculture
Overfishing has been a problem for decades. Scientists predict a global collapse” of ocean biodiversity due to overfishing; all species currently fished, the authors said, would be gone by 2048. Work is being done all around the world on Sustainable Fisheries through introducing traceability at all points in the supply chain, improving policies, high tech monitoring and introducing equitable practices to empower fishing communities around the world.
Upcyling is converting an existing material into a product of higher quality of value. If you take printed flex and convert it into a bag, that's upcyling.
Waste is the stuff we would rather not talk about but is the other side of the coin of all consumption. Our Out of Sight, Out of Mind attitude towards waste has made it a huge problem around the world including in our oceans and for our biodiversity. Managing waste by reducing our consumption and redesigning our systems is needed
Who doesn't like some good old retail therapy- Well our oceans, biodiversity, soil, water systems, air, our well-being is who! There are so many enlightened artists, writers who have tried to warn us of the scourge of consumerism but with our lives so bereft of personal connections, we find therapy in acquiring goods. Consumerism is the scourge of the modern era and it will take a whole lot of mindfulness for us to combat it.
Amount of carbon (usually in tonnes) being emitted by an organization, event, product or individual directly or indirectly. Why should it matter? The less the carbon footprint, the less you emit, the less pollution and warming..
Capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide and storing it into the ground. Trees naturally sequester carbon. A 40 year old tree will have sequestered almost 1 Ton of Carbon Dioxide into the ground.
If you cut down all the trees in your backyard for a fancy swimming pool, you feel guilty. So you calculate the carbon that would have been sequestered by those trees in their entire lifetime and plant as many trees as would be required to "offset" this footprint.