Mangroves for the Future was initiated to respond to the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Mangroves became an iconic species reflecting the impact of climate change on coastal communities. MFF focused on the continuous coastal area from Pakistan to Vietnam. The programme funds small grants [very few large grants] for civil society organisations, business corporations to carry out action research in the coastal communities.
Coastal populations, often resource poor, have little capacity to respond to climate change impact. Ensuring that they have the resilience to respond requires an in-depth understanding of their specific context.
The AdaptCap project of GIZ had worked with 18 rural communities and 6 urban centres in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The project brought together an integrated understanding of climate change response and management.
The International Youth Forum – Go4BioDiv – brought together young people from different
marine world heritage sites, to share their realities and experiences. These stories were shared
at the 2012 Conference of Parties, Convention on Biodiversity in Hyderabad, India.The first
convention was held in 2008 in Germany, and the second was in 2010 in Japan.
The Ganga is a river at risk. Industrialisation, urbanisation, intensive agriculture and the impact of climate change have all affected the quality and quantity of water in the river. The Living Ganga Programme brought together stakeholders, over an 800km stretch of the river, to develop an integrated and holistic action plan to restore the ecological integrity of the Ganga.