North East Network: Helping local communities deal with impacts of climate change

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Source: Climate and Development Knowledge Network


In northeast India, climatic patterns are changing: rainfall is decreasing and the monsoon rains are less reliable. These shifts make life more difficult for natural resource-dependent communities.


Several communities are already farming and using non-timber forest products in ecologically sustainable ways, which are helping them to cope better in the changing climate – according to Seno Tsuhah of the North East Network.


The Network works in a ‘knowledge brokering’ role to raise awareness and understanding of best practices across the states of Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya.


A new film depicts how the North East Network is helping local communities share and strengthen their knowledge for dealing with the impacts of climate change.




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