Linking employment generation schemes in the corona era to meeting our forestry targets could prove to be a game-changer for the nation’s poor in these trying times as well as provide a lifeline to our beleaguered forests.
Its time to educate about nature. A child trained in a conservation-oriented philosophy will seek to respect nature in the world he will grow up in and take steps to pass on the heritage to his/her forthcoming generations.
The reverence provided to elements of nature has decreased drastically because of the reduction of dependency and a perceived decrease of benefits to us, the humans.
The changes proposed by the government through NEP are being acclaimed. But the more important question is its implementation. Only time will tell whether we took the right decisions at the right moment.
COVID-19 has humbled the world demonstrating the interconnectedness of humankind.. It is only one manifestation of the larger climate crisis afflicting our planet today. The long-term response to both COVID-19 and the looming climate crisis will require a comprehensive, multi-sectoral response that considers the economic, sociological, and political dimensions.
Can we learn lessons from COVID-19 and apply them to solving arguably the greatest challenge in front of humanity – climate change?