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Elephants as Ecosystem Engineers

Elephants, because of their size, appetite, and migratory habits, disperse more seeds of more species further than any other animal.  They have been described as ecosystem engineers and mega- Gardeners of the Forest. We from South Asia should be proud that we also produce mega size engineers! By Rajendra Shende, former Director UNEP and Chairman TERRE ...

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A truce with difference India and China-Eternal neighbors with Ephemeral trust

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy centre, former Director UNEP, IIT Alumnus Also Appeared in: The Indian media, centres of strategic studies, retired diplomats as well as so-called China-watchers had vintage time over a couple of months in airing their ‘old-wine-in-new-bottle’ views on India-China conflict in the Western Himalaya. The stand-off was filled and punctuated ...

World Refrigeration Day: Remembering nature’s Refrigeration

World Refrigeration Day: TERRE Policy Centre’s ‘disruptive’ celebration. The term refrigeration is applied to the process of cooling below ambient temperature. Cooling for comfort, cooling for preserving much-needed food, life-saving medicines and vaccines as well as in a special system of production and maintenance of sensitive products are all well known. The essential part played ...

Modi, Macron, and Xi for COVID 19

Cooperation and collaboration, not competition or chaos A call of the moment. A global initiative: WAVE- World Alliance for Virology and Epidemiology by Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP, IIT Alumnus Terrific trio’s potential to defeat COVID 19 needs to be urgently deployed. Modi, Macron and China can do it. COVID19 is ...

COVID19 to CLIMA30

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, Former Director UNEP COVID 19 is a health crisis. It has socked the world. But the next crisis would be related to Climate, runaway global warming. I call it CLIMA30. If we do not act on the carbon-neutral pathway suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

Largest Negotiations on Migration – No, not on the migrations of refugees.

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP. India was the host for the largest ever negotiations ever in the history of the international Convention related to Migration. With 2,550 participants including 263 delegates representing nearly 90 countries, 50 representatives from United Nations agencies, 200 representatives of NGOs, and over 100 members of ...

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