Integrated Village Development Trust has been working in India for thirty years and has already begun to see the effects of climate change. The people in our project areas, often the poorest in India, are the ones who suffer first and worst. Our projects are designed to help protect these people against the effects of climate change, and to give them the tools to provide a long-term future for themselves, their families and their communities.
MANGRO helps by planting mangrove and other trees (over a million so far), by helping communities prevent and prepare for disaster and by helping people to improve their economic situation.
EIEIO (Education in Environment Issues, Orissa) raises levels of awareness of environmental issues so that vulnerable communities are more likely to protect their environment.
BAREFOOT LAWYERS is concerned primarily about legal rights, but trains women to claim government-funded work for their villages that both increases income and improves watershed management and agricultural sustainability, vital in an area that is drought-prone, something which is possibly already exacerbated by climate change. And our new CKD ACTION project, also in Western Odisha, is exploring the possibility that environmental factors might contribute to the high incidence of the disease.
In the UK, IVDT campaigns tirelessly for the reduction of carbon emissions in an effort to protect those with whom we work in India. We feel passionately that we must all substantially reduce our carbon footprint. Please help us by reducing yours.