18 November 2013- Super-typhoon Haiyan, after devastating the city in Central Philippines, entered northern Vietnam. At the same time negotiators and country delegates entered Warsaw in Central Poland for nineteenth annual global meeting of United Nations on Climate Change-in UN jargon the meeting is called Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Framework on Climate Change [...]
On Sept. 27, when India’s Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was in futuristic negotiations in Washington DC with President Obama, something unusual occurred in New Delhi.
This is definitely poetic, for want of better narrative. Finally, Mother-Earth has come to rescue the humanity from the climate-cliff.
A miniscule spot of light that I see at the end of two decades-long tunnel of climate negotiations. Amidst the crisis filled dark world –Syria, Finance, Terror, Quantitative Easing, loss of biodiversity, water, food , fossil fuels and so on
While leading the OzonAction programme of United Nations which helped more than 145 developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer,
Roll back, fast backward-exactly 23 years. 27th June of year 1990, I was in the audience listening to then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters located on the banks of river Thames in London.
Himalayan tragedy in the State of Uttarakhand and in neighboring area is stark reminder of what Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been informing us about the frequency, intensity and uncertainty of its timing of the extreme weather events.
Raju is a ‘bhangarwalla’ (one who goes house to house and collects all kinds of solid waste by paying to waste/scrap-provider and makes money by selling it to recyclers). He is one of the thousands of Indians engaged in such activities mainly in cities and towns.
Colorless Water : It is Needed for Ecosystems. A familiar dismaying phrase that we come across while describing the global water scarcity reads, “Even after global efforts to meet the targets under the Millennium Development Goals, more than 600 million people will still lack access to safe drinking water in 2015”. Another one that comes with [...]
It was love affair that continued for more than 4000 years. Surprised? That’s what happened between mankind and the metal called Mercury. More you go back in the history more this affair turns into fatal obsession. But that is history. Year 2013 turned out to be beginning of the end of that love affair.
Many have questioned me: if the evolution is the fundamental characteristic of the nature-whe
Chincoteague, Virginia: on hurricane aircraft field mission at the Wallops Island Flight Facility, P
Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre was in the Steering Committee of the project of prepar
Without global alliance for collective and collaborative effort not only on the HFC phase d