The Shubh Kal project by CDKN in India, aims to strengthen community knowledge and voice on climate change impacts and adaptation by increasing their input into local research and policy dialogues and enabling communities to share their experiences of adapting to climate change.
This video shows that It is possible for these vulnerable communities to mitigate some of the negative effects of climate change by practicing agroforestry, and is also a practical option for addressing the problem of deforestation. Agroforestry is a collective name for a land use system in which woody perennials (trees, shrubs etc.) are grown along with crops. This system provides a set of innovative practices that are designed to enhance farm productivity in a way that contributes to climate sequestration.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. They do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. They work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. They hold to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.