Helping vulnerable communities in West Bengal to deal with the catastrophic effects that climate change and climate disasters have on their lifestyles. Helping to maintain their agricultural output through capacity building, support and adaptation of current practices (drought-resistant crops...).
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2013
Registered Charity in England and Wales (SC029591)
The Lancet calls climate change the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century, and it is unfortunately the most marginalised communities that are left vulnerable. Erratic weather conditions disrupt basic supplies for the poorest communities ‚Äì water sources are contaminated through excessive flooding, droughts render agrarian land barren, and disasters leave the most vulnerable defenceless against the spread of disease; yet wealthy communities do not suffer the consequences.
The project‚Äôs overarching aim is to implement measures in areas of food safety, water, sanitation and energy to ensure that communities are better equipped against the risk of natural disasters/ climate change-related occurrences. The project will also work with communities to build a collective awareness about the effects of climate change, and encourage communities to join hands and conduct activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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