DISASTER Flood Resilience Capacity of Coastal Ecosystem: Violation of CRZ Notification

Coastal zones are facing multiple anthropogenic challenges, including the encroachment of water bodies, which hamper their flood resilience capacity. The recent floods in the coastal cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi are examples. Even though India put in place the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification in 1991, its enforcement is a challenge. The recent Supreme Court order for the demolition of four high rise luxury apartment complexes in Kochi, which violated the CRZ Notifications, is an exception.

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BIODIVERSITY Access and Benefit Sharing for Biodiversity Conservation

Globally, there is a serious resource gap in financing biodiversity conservation. Access and benefit sharing provides for an innovative financial mechanism. In India the mechanism has helped mobilise around INR 110 crore.

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