India’s 70 million hectares (MHa) of forest area is essential for livelihood security of communities living in and around forests. In addition to fuelwood, fodder, timber as well as non-timber forest produce, these forest areas also provide a wide array of ecosystem services. This includes biodiversity conservation, water supplies, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation, which contribute to India’s economic development. Sustainable management of forests is a national priority, as articulated by the National Forest Policy of 1988.
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As the Indian government begins implementing its ambitious domestic targets to mitigate carbon emissions, Indian cities could play a crucial role. They could adopt action plans and aim to mitigate emissions roughly in line with the national government’s targets, said climate experts in New Delhi this month.
A key first step will be collecting data and creating city-level greenhouse gas emissions inventories and identifying hotspots, said Subrata Chakrabarty, a climate researcher at WRI India. This will help the government prioritize actions and strategies for climate mitigation.
On March 7, 2018, WRI India Ross Center organized an event under its India Vision Zero program in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. The event titled "India Vision Zero: Towards Zero Traffic Deaths" convened stakeholders from diverse sectors such as the government, corporate, and non-profit to deliberate on the strategies and approaches for reducing road crash deaths and injuries in India. This note summarizes the discussions and deliberations of the event.
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Connect Karo 2018, hosted by WRI India, is a conclave that will bring together leaders and policy makers committed to designing a more equal city. The event will be from 4-6 April 2018 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The focus of the sessions will be on issues related to urban planning, transport, energy, water, resilience, and climate change