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India join rich nations’ group to protect forest

Good Morning friends.  It’s a pleasure to know that India will join rich nations’ group to protect forests.  We all know that some forest had been forgotten to protect.  Many will say that forest has no use in our daily life.  Literally yes, but our forest has a big role in nature.  Trees that grew there more than a 100 years helps us when there will be a disaster, like flood.

India, along with five other developing countries, has joined a group of five rich nations to work on a Rs 1,600-crore project to fight climate change through forest management.

The six developing countries — Brazil, Congo, Morocco, Nepal and Romania — have joined the group comprising US, Australia, Britain, Denmark and Norway under the governing body of the Forest Investment Programme (FIP).

This signals the commitment of these countries to a unique partnership to combat climate change through forest management, the World Bank said.

“This new programme will provide much-needed upfront investment to developing countries and forest-dependent communities to help them prepare for and benefit from financial flows for the sustainable management of forests,” said Eduardo Saboia, who represented Brazil in the series of FIP design meetings. The FIP Trust Fund Sub-Committee will meet in Washington for the first time on October 29 to begin implementation of the programme. It will also work on criteria for selecting pilot countries and regions. The FIP governance structure is among the first in a new generation of partnerships among developing and developed countries and other stakeholders which takes account of the need for a level playing field in addressing climate action, the bank said.

“These should lead to replicable models resulting in effective forest management, improved forest governance and information systems, restoration and sustainable management of degraded forests,” it said. Pilot programmes will be chosen by taking into account country distribution across regions.

“Rampant, large scale deforestation produces more carbon emissions than the entire world’s planes, ships and cars combined,” said Douglas Alexander, secretary of state for International Development for UK, which has pledged up to £100 million (Rs 772 crore) for the FIP. – AhmedabadMirror

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Indian youths to pitch for green policy at global meet

Good morning friends.  Let’s cooperate and let be heard our voice for green policy.  Indian youths to pitch for green policy at global meet. 

Raising voice for a clean and green world, an Indian youth delegation will demand for a green policy to tackle climate change, at Conference of Parties 15 (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, starting from December 7. 

COP is the main body of the United Nations Climate Change Convention and consists of environment ministers who meet once a year to discuss its developments.

A 20-member delegation from Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) representing youths of the country held a two-day meeting on Saturday at Centre for Environment Education (CEE) to deliberate ways and means to make an effective impact on the government policy before, during and after the COP conference.

A member of IYCN, Swati Hingorani from Mumbai, said, “The voice of youth is not being heeded in the country. Youths form the largest chunk of the population yet their stand on climate change is not included while devising a policy.”

“We all have joined hands together to fight against climate change,” added Hingorani.

Working under the Agents of Change (AOP) programme, the youths are creating public awareness on the subject. Another member of IYCN, Avipsa Mahapatra from Delhi, said, “It is the future of youth that is at stake. We all need to consciously put our efforts to highlight the climatic concerns before it gets too late.”

“We need to strengthen the youth network to put across our views to the government for a more informed desicion on environmental issues,” said Mahapatra.

Research student at Centre for Environment Planning and Technology(CEPT) and member of IYCN, Y Komalirani, said, “A lot of awareness activities have been planned for a green development path. Youths can make a big difference in protecting the environment.”  – The Times of India