The jungle village of Nabadegaswewa in Sri Lanka serves as an important buffer zone in the local ecosystem and is home to two watersheds – the Manamperi and Katuwewa tanks — which are the main source of water for the area. It is also a safe-haven for wildlife, such as elephants.
Visakhapatnam, India – With record high temperatures forecast across South Asia and exacerbated by the impacts of climate change and (this year) El Niño, the impact on vulnerable communities living along the Bay of Bengal are predicted to be more severe than ever.
What problems currently impact the food production? How can agricultural activities result in lower greenhouse gas emissions while also being productive enough to feed a growing global population?
On the shores of the world’s largest bay live fishers and farmers hit by climate change every day.
From the start of the Earth Journalism Network’s Asia-Pacific project in late 2017 to the end of 2018, we have provided grants to 16 organizations to implement projects that aim to strengthen local coverage of climate change and other socio-environmental issues.