Posts Tagged ‘climate crisis’

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Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama- Lessons in Chemistry

Jun 30, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

Lesson In Chemistry
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.

Troubled Talks, Gaping Gulf and Courageous Qatar

Nov 27, 2012 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Doha-round on climate change 22 Nov 2012, Middle East, Four years back almost at the same time of the year; I was in Doha, capital city of  Qatar for the 20th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer. I was leading the UNEP OzonAction Programme that

Story of Broken Promises and Inertia

May 17, 2012 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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Published for G20 summit Nov 2011: The battle against climate change and global warming

Remembering Gandhi in Durban : Climate talks on equity

Dec 20, 2011 | Author: Rajendra Shende

Well received by the blogging community , this blog from me  that appeared on 6th Dec 2011, when Durban negotiations were getting heated. As the Environment Ministers and the world leaders gather in Durban for the second and final week of the 17th global meet on climate change, I recall the stories of Mahatma Gandhi

Sustaining un-sustainability: Storing CO2 for next generation

Sep 26, 2009 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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The world is getting addicted to unsustainable life style. In a way it strives to sustain the un-sustainability. I am not talking about the use of fossil fuel only. Take for example CCS- Carbon Capture & Storage. CCS approach is very simple. The electricity generating plants would continue to use fossil fuels without any regrets

Bail-out and Stimulus Package: Yes for Economic crisis, No for Climate crisis?

Sep 01, 2009 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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When markets collapsed and when most of the major banks around the world went kaput, the governments around the world rushed to bail out the market. Almost overnight stimulus packages got prepared, approved by cabinets, politburo, senates, and parliaments and even by executive order depending on the political governing system in the countries.

Bail-out and Stimulus Package: Yes for Economic crisis, No for Climate crisis?

Jun 29, 2009 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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By Rajendra Shende, rmshende@unep.org 29 June 2009 When markets collapsed and when most of the major banks around the world went kaput, the governments around the world rushed to bail out the market. Almost overnight stimulus packages got prepared, approved by cabinets, politburo, senates, and parliaments and even by executive order depending on the political