UNU CRIS features in Green Planet Monitor

26 September 2023

The Green Planet Monitor is published by Earth Chronicle Productions, specialised in global environment, development and social justice issues.In the recent GPM podcast edition and webpage article: Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla comments on the case of Lake Chad, a cross border water system and how its dwindling waters has reached a critical juncture, as this once-massive inland water body, located in the Sahel region of Africa, has been rapidly diminishing, posing severe challenges for the millions of people who rely on it for their livelihoods. As  the Lake transformed from a flourishing freshwater source into a fraction of its former self- this dramatic decline is attributed to a combination of factors, including climate change, unsustainable water use, and rapid population pressure in the region. The consequences of are felt acutely by the communities residing in its vicinity. It has triggered a humanitarian crisis marked by food and water shortages, displacement, and conflict as people struggle to secure their basic needs. Fisheries, agriculture, and livestock grazing, which were once the lifeblood of the region, have been severely impacted. The ecological impact is equally alarming.

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