May 27, 2024

India’s 50-year-old Chipko movement is a model for environmental activism

The 50-year-old Chipko movement shows the power of collective action and the potential of community-driven efforts to raise environmental awareness and bring about policy changes (S. Mundoli Nature 627, 730–732; 2024). Grass-roots movements empower communities, foster a sense of ownership and instil a sense of responsibility for the sustainable use of resources.

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