Ideas for Sustainable Development in the Himalayas


Situated in the lap of Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh contains a variety of ecologies, geographies and biodiversity. Many rare flora and fauna species exist in the state, but due to unplanned Infrastructure Development and change in land use and Indigenous practices, their existence creepily now is in danger.

ERA, to fulfil its prime objective of Sustainable Mountain Development and Environmental Conservation has been working for last 25 years in the remote and inaccessible areas with the communities on Sustainable Mountain Development keeping in view the environmental sensitivity and socio-economic-cultural regimes. The focus of ERA in ensuring Sustainable Mountain Development has been on following key aspects:

1.      Eco-Sensitive Regions and Communities

2.      Sustainable Livelihood Generation

          a.     Promotion & Conservation of Traditional Livelihood Cultures

          b.     Promotion of Alternative Livelihoods

3.      Gender Equity & Women Empowerment

4.      Natural Resource Management Planning (Micro & Macro Level)

5.      Facilitation in Community Based Enterprise Development

6.      Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

7.      Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction

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