An elderly woman sitting on top of a low brick wall in Asia’s first ‘Green Village,’ Khonoma, located some 20 kilometers from the state capital, Kohima. (Morung Photo by Manen Aier)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | November 20
As a new study co-authored by 23 scientists cautioned that society faces a much larger threat from climate change than previously suggested. However, stories from communities like the one in Khonoma serve as inspiration towards more adaptive measures to mitigate the effects of increasingly disastrous climate hazards.
The study, featuring contributions by climate scientists, health and crop experts, economists, marine biologists, urban planners and more, provides one of the most comprehensive assessments yet of how humanity is being impacted by the simultaneous occurrence of multiple climate hazards. “This underscores the necessity of taking anticipatory adaptation action,” the study recommended.
Khonoma, Asia’s first Green Village, with its community identified conservation reserve — the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary—and Alder based agroforestry method, is an example of a sustained community effort towards such efforts to preserve existing biodiversity while engaging in sustainable practices.
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