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Largest Negotiations on Migration – No, not on the migrations of refugees.

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP. India was the host for the largest ever negotiations ever in the history of the international Convention related to Migration. With 2,550 participants including 263 delegates representing nearly 90 countries, 50 representatives from United Nations agencies, 200 representatives of NGOs, and over 100 members of ...

Acceptance Speech – Honaris Causa

Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, Former Director UNEP and IIT Alumnus Chief Guest Dr G Madhavan-ji Nair-ji, founder President Dr Vishwanath-ji Karad, Executive Presidents Prof Dr Mangesh-ji Karad, my IIT Bombay colleague Vice Chancellor Sunil-ji Rai, Distinguished Guests, young, successful and jubilant Graduates and Post-graduates, their beaming and proud parents and grandparents, professors and ...

Henry Kissinger of the Middle East, with a difference.

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP, and IIT Alumni This article appeared in https://mediaindia.eu/politics/sultan-qaboos-bin-said-henry-kissinger-of-middle-east-with-a-difference/ I strongly feel that the United Nations owes him more than just half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people ...

TOTAL has to start disinvesting in fossil fuels.

Enhancing Energy efficiency and reducing energy intensity are one of the first steps to meet the Paris Climate Agreement targets. Efficiency improvements come from human behavior change and machine-behavior change. The modern technologies like machine-learning could be of immense help which can point out the areas for improving efficiency and also predict the deterioration of ...

Warm and Cold We Share Globally Together – Briefing from Operation Earth China

– Briefing of Operation Earth Attend the 25th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Beijing On Jan. 12, 2020, the “Sharing meeting of the 25th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” organized by Operation Earth, China’s first international field research volunteer ...