The Threat of Climate Change and Policy Uncertainty to Sunderbans and its People

The report outlines the Centre for Civil Society's policy blueprint addressing the Sundarbans Delta's ecological and socio-economic challenges, particularly for its fisherfolk communities. It reviews the existing West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act and Policy, advocating for reforms to protect the mangrove ecosystem and enhance sustainable livelihoods. Highlighting the adverse impacts of climate change, overfishing, and policy shortcomings, it proposes alternative ownership models for resource management and emphasizes the need for mangrove conservation, sustainable fisheries practices, and technological advancements to support marginalized communities. The blueprint calls for a holistic approach, integrating community empowerment, sustainable practices, and leveraging technology for the Sundarbans' resilience and prosperity.