South Asian Forum for Environment

Forest, Community & Climate Change

SAFE under a collaborative partnership with stakeholders promotes the wise use of natural resources and the protection of forest areas through community governance and inclusive growth for sustainable development. It aims to address environmental issues, especially with reference to water energy and food security through community-based conservation initiatives for which it conducts action research at science-society interface for SDGs assuring alternative livelihood through risk spreading and coverage in the milieu of climate change. Restoration of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, marshes, and kelp forests with community participation has been implemented by SAFE as part of its coastal conservation and blue carbon initiative. These restored ecosystems have the potential to act as carbon sinks and foster a greener planet.