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Approximately 70 percent of Afghanistan’s total power capacity of 1450 W is imported from the neighbouring countries. The country has limited indigenous sources of electricity. Afghanistan can greatly benefit from making the transition from non renewable energy to relying on renewable energy especially Solar energy.

Under this engagement, Core CarbonX has evaluated solar energy potential from rooftops in the city of Kabul. The study has also evaluated the carbon revenue potential from solar rooftop projects in Afghanistan. 300 Sunny days in a year with abundant free Solar irradiation to generate solar power and strong support from Government makes the country an attractive destination for setting up photovoltaic solar power projects.

Improving Lives:

The contribution of solar energy towards climate change mitigation and environmental stewardships were evaluated and showcased by associated carbon revenue that can help in bringing in potential external finance in the renewable energy sector in Afghanistan. Solar rooftop and grid-connected net-metering projects are encouraged and recommended due to the potential benefits of rooftop area, energy security, and generating clean and green energy.

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The project objective was to carry out data collection and analysis for implementation of the field level Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR)  program based on identification of project measures vis-a-vis climate projections and adaptation needs.

Key outcomes of the project were – Collection of Primary and Secondary data; Collection and assessment of baseline line data for the watersheds study with respect to climate (Mainly Rainfall and temperature and extreme weather events) ; Climate Analysis and Modelling; Data analysis of socio economic condition ; Data analysis of area, production, productivity of major crops (Irrigated and Rain fed) in the watershed; Study and analysis of farm level data in the watershed; Conducting vulnerability assessment of the watershed area and suggesting climate change adaptation measures; DPR preparation facilitation; Conducting FGDs(Focus Group Discussions) and PRAs(Participatory Rural Appraisal) for local rural community.

We are working with various state governments on Climate Proofing of Watersheds. Join us.

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Paddy fields are the most dominant anthropogenic sources of methane to the atmosphere (5-20% of the total emission from all anthropogenic sources).

Anaerobic decomposition of organic material in flooded rice fields produces methane, which escapes to the atmosphere primarily by transport through the rice plants.

Water Management and Reduction in CH4 emissions:

Core CarbonX (CCX) is working together with farmers in reducing the methane emissions from Paddy fields. CCX has already implemented a project on 1800 acres of land in the Nalgonda district in Telangana State, India.

The project promotes the Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) method that helps water management in the rice field, thereby, increasing the yield of the paddy and reducing methane emissions. In addition, this project benefits the farmers by supporting additional revenue from the carbon market for sustainable rice cultivation.

We are working with various state governments, institutions, NGOs and farmers. Our aim is to implement the AWD method in paddy fields totalling 1 million hectares by 2025.

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CCX project assess the situation of women in project districts and establish benchmark / baseline indicators that have a bearing with clear monitoring and evaluation plan and form a platform for impact evaluation.

In 2016, CARE India Women centred ICS adoption model was pilot tested by CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development (CISSD) in 3 districts across Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The project sought to promote sustainable adoption of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) as a clean cooking energy solution among forest-dependent households in Chhattisgarh and Odisha. In other words, this project seeks to increase the adoption of sustainable lifestyles among Forest Dwelling Households (FDHs) in the Indian State of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Assessing the impact

The study established a baseline against which the project intended to measure its performance for different indicators, which are in line with the project log frame. The project also looked at contributing to the women empowerment process through Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) ‘Intervention’.

We are working with both government and non-government organisations to enhance the usage of improved cookstoves.

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CCX project on conservation and development of Mangrove at Ennore creek helped to increase the resilience to climate change and improve livelihoods through adaptive co-management of mangroves and associated ecosystems.

Mangroves are threatened as a result of increasing coastal population, settlements and Industries, unsustainable coastal development and land-based activities. The combination of these with natural forces have impelled climate change impacts. Out of ignorance of their immeasurable values, mangroves are being damaged, and are also treated as some waste reservoirs.

Improving Lives

  • Waste Management and Pollution Control
  • Setting up Mangrove Nurseries
  • Creating livelihoods for local communities

Restoring Livelihood

While it meant conservation of Mangroves, the restoration also helps in enhancing the livelihoods of the coastal communities at various levels leading to economic growth. A platform for carbon ecosystem conservation, restoration and scientific research and development known as Ennore Mangrove Forum has also been established.

We are working with governments to restore the ecosystem of Mangroves. Join us.

 

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Climate change is emerging as a threat to agriculture, food security and livelihoods of the farmers and dependent communities in Bhutan. The issues related to climate change and its impact on agriculture are complex and require a comprehensive understanding.

Bhutan, being one of the smallest countries whose economy is majorly based on agriculture, livestock and forests, is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to its topography. There will be an increased likelihood of a potent threat to agriculture in general and food security in particular.

Assessing Risks

The CCX study helps to demonstrate a methodology to assess and map the composite climate risk of agriculture to climate variability and changes in Bhutan.

Adapting to Climate Change

The negative effects of climate change can be mitigated by developing some adaptation measures. While Technology is the primary driver, for overall climate change adaptation, awareness and capacity building among all stakeholders, from farmers to policymakers, are critical.

We are working with governments to assess the impacts of climate change. Join us.

 

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Industrial effluents released into adjoining water sources alter latter’s physicochemical composition, changing the water’s quality and making it non-potable and toxic to organisms.

CCX project helped in the Identification of waste water flow from industries into the water bodies thus enabling the mitigation of pollution of water bodies and enhancing the quality of groundwater in the area.

The industries located around the Isnapur lake are releasing their polluted effluents directly into the lake and indirectly into the Nakkavagu tributary. Due to seepage and infiltration of the polluted water bodies/drains, the groundwater and drinking water sources in the area is highly contaminated.

Mitigating Pollution:

Identification and quantification of the sources of industrial effluents from Telangana state industrial infrastructure corporation (TSIIC) Industrial Parks located in the catchment of the Isnapur Lake helps to develop feasible and cost-effective intervention measure(s) in the Industrial parks for reducing water pollution in the water bodies. CCX also helped in the preparation of  the action plan for implementation of remedial intervention measures for preventing the discharge of untreated effluents into the water bodies.

We are working with the governments to identify and mitigate the causes of pollution. Join us.

 

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Strengthening the knowledge base of government officials to effectively implement Swachh Bharat Mission: Bridging gaps and enhancing implementation.

 

After the introduction of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Capacity building of government functionaries as well as of other stakeholders under SBM-U has been one of the main challenges. In order to build the capacity of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) officials and to manage sanitation issues at the ULB level, in order to address these emerging issues and challenges, the capacity of ULBs officials must be strengthened to enable them to play their role and shoulder their responsibilities efficiently at the ULB level.

Bridging Gaps

The Exposure workshops have been designed by CCX team to bridge the gap in knowledge and information to enable ULB officials to ensure effective solid waste management at ULB level and sustaining it on a long term basis. Institutions of high repute and experience have been engaged in working on imparting training and in other activities to build capacities of ULB officials.

We are working with various governments to widen the knowledge of personnel. Join us.

 

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Seepage of Solid Waste into underlying soil and water, contaminates both. This waste rots and decomposes, and produces harmful greenhouse gases (CO2 & Methane) contributing to global warming. Land filling of solid waste is the most practiced method worldwide resulting in landfill pollution and has wider effects on human health as well as on Environment. Methane that is generated due to solid waste is the leading cause of fires at landfills, resulting in garbage burning and air pollution.

 

To overcome Landfill pollution, Rourkela Municipal Corporation, Orissa engaged CCX team for below:

  • Evaluation of landfill facility for Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste and Detailed Project Report (DPR) on Landfill waste management.
  • BID process management for Construction of Scientific Sanitary Landfill Site.
  • Process Management for Bioremediation of existing Dumping site. 

*A Scientific Landfill minimizes the risk of waste-generated pollutants seeping underground and reduces the generation of methane that can light up the garbage.
This reduces the risk of environmental or health hazards tremendously.*

CCX team has been working with many state government agencies across India on such environmental sustainable programs. Join us.

 

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