Forests continue to diminish globally at an alarming rate and have been dropping drastically especially in developing countries who are transforming their natural resources into national financial assets. What kind of forest management approach is a best fit in forest-rich developing countries? Is paying local communities to protect their forests the right approach?
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Moving Forward.” The report suggests that policy and research should look at emissions within cities more carefully
The traditional cooking stoves in India, known as chullas, are the best utensils for preparing delicious Indian food but they also have a negative impact on the health of the women who cook with it as well as others in the house.