- Sunday, February 8, 2009, 20:25
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Seeking Divine Intervention In a Global Crisis
An International Conference on "Combating Challenges of Climate Change" was organised by the SEW (Scientific and Engineering Wing) of Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya: an International organisation working towards global peace and harmony through spiritualismconcluded today at the Vigyan Bhavan.
The program was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Mr. Sibal began his address to the gathering by highlighting the direct link between the present economic crisis and global warming. The critical issue of climate change cannot be tackled without taking economic crisis into the consideration. He also talked about global food crisis as one of the major impacts of climate change.
He further stated that though we need to change our lifestyle, we should also accept that no one is really ready to change at the same time. The solution thus lies in Science and Technology which alone can allow people to live the life they want in a sustainable manner, by ensuring the incorporation of green technologies. He also addressed the solar energy capacity and the agricultural waste to energy capacity of the India and the key role these can play in mitigating climate change. He emphasized the implementation of low cost solutions in our villages and the need to investigate and come up with community based solutions thus ensuring civil society is empowered to combat climate change.
Other issues like polluters pays principle, promoting public transport, carbon sequestration, waste to energy approach were also highlighted in the fight against climate change. Mr. Sibal also pointed out that one fifth of the world's population consumes four fifth of the resources" thus indicating an urgent need towards ensuring equity.
- Sunday, February 8, 2009, 2:31
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GERES (Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités), a recognised international French NGO, in partnership with the European Union, GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), and Fondation Ensemble, is organising a Regional Seminar on the Challenge of Development in Energy-Related Projects and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Cold Regions of Asia to be held from April 21th to 24th 2009 in Leh, India.
The objectives of this seminar are:
to share strategies, expertise and field experience on energy and climate change issues;
to formulate a series of concrete recommendations in terms of policy and methodology;
to initiate a community of practice among the key players of the Region
Click here to Download the official brochure
Further information can be found at : http://india.geres.eu/seminar.php
Summary and Motivation
Populations of high altitude mountains and cold desert areas of Asia face very harsh living conditions and are among the most vulnerable in the world. Physically isolated, marginalised, with limited access to natural resources, an important number of people still rely on traditional energy resources -mainly biomass- that sometimes lead to the deterioration of this fragile environment.
- Saturday, February 7, 2009, 11:17
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NDTV-Toyota in partnership with Swechha will hold the first ever Greenathon, a 24 hour cleanup drive for the Yamuna, where thousands of people will engage in a relay cleanup of the river banks.
The Yamuna, which originates in the Himalayas and winds its way past the Taj Mahal, accounts for more than 70 ... Full story
- Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 23:54
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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series
Hot as Hell
Screening : Hot as Hell; Directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Mining and industrial projects marginalise the poor and exasperate inequalities in the name of development allover the world. Although mining has been promoted as a livelihood option it employs less ... Full story
- Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 14:07
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Genesis, the Zoological Society and Earthlings, the Wildlife Society of Hindu College, University of Delhi, in collaboration with Delhi Greens jointly present:
: A YOUTH SUMMIT ON WILDLIFE
22% of mammal species, 31% of amphibians and 27% of all warm-water reef-building corals are globally threatened or Extinct. Do such statistics bother ... Full story
- Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 17:30
- 1,487 views
Centre for Advocacy & Communication
Cordially invite you to the screening of
"Poison on the Platter"... Full story
- Sunday, February 1, 2009, 17:58
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Yamuna Biodiversity Park invites the citizens of Delhi to the celebrations of the World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2009 at 1030 am.
Yamuna Biodiversity Park
Jharoda Majra (Near village Jagatpur)
To get direction to the Park, please click here
For more information, please contact Faiyaz A. Khudsar at 9810511552
The Ramsar ... Full story
- Monday, January 26, 2009, 15:55
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"We must look at better management of our forests, which have a wide diversity of flora and fauna including medicinal plants. They can be important in generating social, economic and environmental benefits for the country.......
......India has been impacted by the global environment. However, our economy has the fundamental strength and resilience to remain on course for economic growth.....We are seeking to address inequities in the ... Full story
- Saturday, December 20, 2008, 10:08
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We invite you for a talk on the Yamuna In Delhi by Vikram Soni, today (20 December, 2008) at 4 pm at Kashmere Gate.
Date: December 20th, 2008
Time: 4 - 5 pm
Venue: Kashmere Gate - the monument at Kashmere Gate
Vikram Soni will be talking about the (economic) importance of river Yamuna's floodplains ... Full story
- Friday, December 19, 2008, 8:23
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48c Public.Art.Ecology: Public Eco.Art in Delhi City
48c Public.Art.Ecology is a city wide festival wherein some 24 art projects themed on ecology have been installed in some 8 public spaces in the city.
The festival has been on since December 12th and was launched by the Lt. Governor of Delhi at Max Mueller Bhawan.
So far, thousands of citizens have been to the sites, experienced the ... Full story