Images showing ‘real people’ doing ‘real work’ help to generate a sense of climate solutions being integrated into daily life.
The high altitude and low rainfall in the Ladakh region of India mean that crops can be grown outside for only about 90 days in the year. Fresh vegetables have to be imported by truck in summer or by air in winter. GERES is a development NGO working in Europe, Africa and Asia to improve living conditions and fighting against climate change and its impacts. They have developed improved greenhouses, heated only by the sun and with high thermal mass and insulation, allowing vegetables to be grown and sold throughout the year.
WHAT IT SHOWS: workers building a new greenhouse in the Himilayas. GERES NGO - 2009 Ashden Award Winners.