Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Emerging ripples in the environmental think-tank.

First Ever Article in ‘Science’ Magazine by any US President just 10 days before Retiring

Mar 15, 2017 | Author: Rajendra Shende

The irreversible momentum of clean energy. Former President Obama writes on Decoupling Economic Growth and Carbon emissions . It has 23 citations and 4 contributors. “The latest science and economics provide a helpful guide for what the future may bring, in many cases independent of near-term policy choices’ , he writes.

Climate Change and Regime Change- Will Trump Deploy Disruptive Change?

Jan 07, 2017 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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It is ironic that Europe and USA  have to go through their own ‘regime change’ while pursuing their  dogmatic regime change policy to spread democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Tunisian street fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi ignited the spark six years back that has transformed the world.

Walking the SDGs Talk by Not Forgetting Lessons from MDGs: Smart Campus Cloud Network

Jan 04, 2017 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Not to miss the 15 years-long lesson learnt! MDGs ( 2000-2015) did not percolate to the youth studying in Universities. TERRE now reaching out to universities in innovative way to complete that unfinished agenda through  SDGs ( 2015-2030).

Environmental Literacy and Youth as Change Agent : Year in Review -TERRE

Jan 01, 2017 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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We can achieve sustainable livelihood only through educating children and women.Environment literacy is the most important, said Prakash Javadekar, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development.

Moonset in West and Sunrise in East : UN Secretary General’s Final Interview

Dec 28, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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UN SG Ban Ki-Moon had ten years and one second more at the helm of United Nations! That additional time (!)  did not help him to change his image. He said in final interview , ‘he has open mind’ . Trump too said the same.Like Trump he too has political ambition. 

COP22 or Catch22 ? Back again in the Trap? Wasted Opportunity? .

Nov 19, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Despite the early entry into force, in record time the outcome of COP22 did  not coincide with the hopes we nourished. In Marrakech the climate talks end  without a bang.

Montreal Protocol acts as a Surrogate Mother to Deliver Climate Baby

Oct 12, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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The 196 countries have  leveraged the successful Montreal Protocol’s form and function to make it a surrogate-mother to deliver not only name-changing but also a game-changing operation for betterment of the planet.

India to Ratify Climate Agreement on Symbolic Date

Sep 25, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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“On Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2, India will ratify decisions reached at Conference of Parties (CoP) in Paris”,  Prime Minister said on 25 Sept at the meeting in Kozhikode, State of Kerala, PM Modi made an announcement to ratify the agreement.

Central Bankers’ NPA: Low Climate Interest

Sep 19, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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‘Ask a central bank governor what role they should play on environmental issues, and most will suggest you’re talking to the wrong person’

Ozone Day: Land-Locked but Ambitions-Unlocked

Sep 16, 2016 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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I was in Kyrgyzstan to celebrate International Ozone Day. The government announced ambitious project to match its ozone layer protection and climate mitigation.