Posts Tagged ‘Montreal Protocol’

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Success, tangible and unintended results-Montreal Protocol

Jan 06, 2015 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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“By 2030, the Protocol may be preventing 2 million cases of skin cancer each year. It will have prevented significant loss of food crops which in turn would have compounded future severe food security challenges” Achim Steiner, USG and ED of UNEP. Speech: Distinguished delegates, Dear colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today

Future They Do Not Want. UNEP’s success at UNESCO’s celebrations. The real Road Show

Nov 25, 2014 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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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.

Why did we land in this problem?

Nov 22, 2014 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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This  year  is 325th anniversary of the French revolution that changed the world, and India hopes to see in Paris next year in 2015, yet another revolution on climate change to reset the world clock towards climate resilient society.

After 30 years of protecting the ozone layer, some reasons to be cheerful

Sep 15, 2014 | Author: Rajendra Shende

It sometimes feels as if environmental news is never good news, but that certainly isn’t true when it comes to the ozone layer. The UN has announced that the ozone layer is showing “signs of recovery… Source: theconversation.com During  1985 to 1987 the world leaders had difficult negotiations to save the Ozone Layer. But when the

Resolution Made When Millennium Dawned:

Dec 28, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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  Where it stands and what next? The world leaders in year 2000, which heralded new millennium, made historic resolution like never before.

India Reclaiming Global Leadership on Climate Change

Sep 23, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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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

The Shangri-La-Man’s Mission Impossible!

Jul 21, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

Ritu First from Right
  Ozone Protector from Bhutan Gets elected to the parliament.  Talking to Ritu Raj Chhetri in Thimpu, capital of Bhutan, over telephone from Amsterdam in the Netherlands was like talking to some one who is much nearer to Stratospheric Ozone Layer from the place which is vertically farthest from it. Thimpu is third highest capital-city in

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.

May Revolution in China

May 26, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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This time it is about cooling with flammable refrigerants 26th May 2013 Come May. My Chinese history-buds start sensing a revolution in the air. I recall discussing with the Chinese professors way back in 1993, when China was cracking open the doors to outsiders, the root causes and impacts of well -known Forth May Revolution

Lesson for the Climate Treaty

Jan 10, 2013 | Author: Rajendra Shende

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The Climate Change treaty, struggling to reach a global agreement has valuable lessons from the Montreal Protocol a remarkable success story. In the interview I outline the elements that can change the game.