Indian climatologist on Chinese civil society body

Indian climatologist on Chinese civil society body

Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP, has been appointed as Honorary Chairman of International Advisory Council of the Operation Earth, a leading civil-society organization of China dedicated to biodiversity conservation and global climate change. He also accepted the invitation to be on advisory board CBCDGF and Panda Guide. (more…)...
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War Correspondent  talks on Carbon Ideologies and Climate Change

War Correspondent talks on Carbon Ideologies and Climate Change

“Are we prepared to endure lives with less comfort?”: asks a plausible candidate for the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature-William T. Vollmann “For a long time I was a climate change denier,” says author, journalist, and war correspondent William T. Vollmann. “I didn’t want to be stressed out by something that might someday affect people after I’m dead.” And yet for Vollmann — a brilliant, idiosyncratic writer whom some have described as a plausible candidate for the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature — the reality of climate change has become a personal obsession. Last week, he released the first volume of a sprawling, two-volume polemic called Carbon Ideologies. Titled No Immediate Danger, it explores in more than 600 pages how our society is bound to the ideology of energy consumption. Addressed to humans living in a “hot dark future,” the book is highly technical, chock-full of tables, studies,...
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Centre for Climate Change and Health : launched on World Health Day.

Centre for Climate Change and Health : launched on World Health Day.

On the 70thWorld Health Day, 7 April 2018, a group of medical educational institutes near Pune, launched a Centre for Climate Change and Health, to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the of climate change on public health. The National Round Table on Impacts of Climate Change and Public Health,medical colleges of the MIT-WPU (Maharashtra Institute of Technology-World Peace Institute), arranged on the same day, concluded that the launch of the Centre marked a turning point in the humanity’s fight   against climate change, the issue that hurts the daily life of all the strata of the society, particularly the vulnerable and poor. Offering WHO’s support and stressing that such Centre is the need of the hour, particularly in emerging economies like India, Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director, Public Health and the Environment through her video message stated that climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health i.e. clean air,...
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Protecting the Borders as well as ecosystems

Protecting the Borders as well as ecosystems

We all heard of heroic stories of Indian Army who protect our national borders. We are able to take quiet and undisturbed sleep only because of the soldiers that are awake to protect us. But have you heard of Indian army protecting our environment with the same spirit as they protect the national borders? Yes, they do it, so that our children and our Children’s children would be able to sleep quietly. Here is the award winning story! I salute the extraordinary efforts of 128 INF BN (Territorial Army) Eco Rajputana Rifles and congratulate them from bottom of my heart precisely for this reason. I was proud to be on the jury for the award. They recently won the Earth Care Award, institutionalized by Times of India and JSW in New Delhi. The soldiers came to receive the award. They received it with great pride but with military discipline by saluting the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsha...
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Rewarding Experience – Earth Care Awards Of Times Of India and JSW

Rewarding Experience – Earth Care Awards Of Times Of India and JSW

Rewarding Experience of Times of India and JSW Earth Care Awards 2018 What was it like? Being on the jury of Earth Care Awards 2018 was a mesmerizing journey and exploratory experience. Exploration was diving deep in the search of the best of those who are searching innovations and excellence.   The Key take away? The innovative and award winning solutions to the challenge of climate change can take place even in the remotest and the difficult terrains like Ladakh, Kutch  Rajasthan and South West Bangladesh. These inspirational examples demonstrate the power of the communities and potential of the committed individuals that could accelerate the actions to implement the SDGs.   What next? ECA awards’ potential is enormous and not yet fully tapped. The challenge of climate change demands much steeper and accelerated rise in commitment solutions, replication and commercialisation. Asian region, where two-third of rise in fossil fuel use for energy production in next two decades will enhance their carbon emissions more than leading industrialised countries. The deployment of modern technologies like...
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G20 Summit:slow progress on ambitious climate change accord, is it a sign of no-trust on words?

G20 Summit:slow progress on ambitious climate change accord, is it a sign of no-trust on words?

India has blocked G20 efforts to pave the way for an ambitious climate change accord in a sign of deep divisions just two weeks before delegates from almost 200 nations meet in Paris. Through almost 20 hours of talks at the G20 gathering in Turkey Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.ft.com The world is waking up to reality that ambitious promises can no longer be trusted. How rich nations can demonstrate that this time it will be different and rebuild the trust? See on Scoop.it...
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