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CHESTA beliefs that the Climate Change and Bio Diversity can be addressed effectively with the community involvement in decision-making at all levels and have control over resources. Climate change and biodiversity are interconnected. Biodiversity is affected by climate change and climate changes due to rising level of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, ozone, and methane. These changes are affecting the entire world, from low-lying islands in the tropics to the vast Polar Regions lead to Global Environment Problems. CHESTA address these problems with the participation of communities at the grassroots level can make significant different in their livelihoods and the environment. The effects of climate change undermine development efforts and most severely impact the poor, who are relying on natural resources for their livelihoods. In order to actively cope with these challenges, to mitigate the negative effects of the Climate Change, CHESTA is fixed up with following

Objectives

  1. Promote innovative community based initiatives to reduce local environmental threats;

  2. Build local capacity to implement sustainable development strategies creating ‘local ownerships and institutional capabilities.

  3. Foster public awareness on environmental issues as an integral part.

  4. Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns and sensitivities.

  5. Involve women, marginalized populations and isolated tribal communities as equal partners in programme implementation;

  6. Create an impact, influence policies and partnership at the National, State and District levels in the country;

  7. Generate local knowledge and involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring.

  8. Encourage sustainability and demonstrate people’s participation, democracy, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects.

  9. Disaster preparedness on effects of climate change.

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Approaches

  1. Create awareness on Bio Diversity and Climate Change through different training, orientation and rally to the different stakeholders in all level.
  2. Conservation and restoration of forests to stabilize land slopes and regulate water flows.
  3. Establishment of diverse agro forestry systems to cope with increased risk from changed climatic conditions.
  4. Conservation of agro biodiversity to provide specific gene pools for crop and livestock adaptation to climate change.
  5. Sustainable Forest Management interventions to ensure connectivity between ecosystems and restorative activities.