Rewinding fast backward,18 years back,on 16th March 1998 to be precise,the Kyoto Protocol was opened for the signature.Only 6 countries signed it on the opening day.Four of them were small island countries. (more…)
Canada and USA, non-signatories to the Kyoto Protocol, are the first and second largest per capita emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs) . (more…)
I was listening to European Parliament President Martin Schulz’s intervention (more…)
World may lose the World Heritage of Environmental Diplomacy. (more…)
Just imagine, that when you enter the age of 71, you dare an adventure (more…)
Pope Francis has emerged as the most effective negotiator for the developing countries. (more…)
The title of Film “Ocean’s Eleven” has already entered into modern dictionaries. Impact of Climate on Oceans is “Ocean’s eleven” ! (more…)
Yes, he was India’s ‘missile-man’ but more than that he was ‘man of masses’ (more…)
I dream of a scenario where negotiators and UNFCCC staff perform collective yoga for thirty minutes at the conference venue. First item on agenda every day. (more…)
One year after PM Modi was born, in 1951, a young French Parliamentarian in his 40s, (more…)
Is anyone there to rescue us? And more importantly, is there some one to guide us on how not to get trapped again?Aboard a flight from Seychelles to Dubai, I looked down as the plane was descending. (more…)
The day Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, which means Common Man’s Party) won unprecedented mandate in Delhi’s assembly election, 6500 kms away in City Council in Paris, France was busy in approving the measures to fight air pollution.
A century back, on 9th January, Mahatma Gandhi made his determined journey to India with a singular goal to ‘Make in India’. (more…)
The inconvenient truth is not that global warming is undeniably unequivocal but that we are unable to address it with the required urgency. (more…)
One of the swan-song-projects that I undertook when I was leading the global capacity building activities in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris was rather out-of-box. (more…)
In 1997, I was in cultural capital of Japan-City of Kyoto.Kyoto is also known as an university city. But it has no real linkages with industries or the problem of the climate change.
“A few more whacks of the ice axe in the firm snow, and we stood on top”, stated Sir Edmund Hillary about his final climb (more…)
26th June 2014, Versaille, Solar City: Just 20 KMs West of Paris stands a huge icon of French grandeur- a Palace of Versaille. (more…)
May 26, 2014 could well be the new beginning in the history of the relation between India and its South Asian neighbors. Frenzied media across the South Asian continent had never expected (more…)
It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change, it has been said of the theory of Natural Selection.