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Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

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The Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC) is a pioneering initiative of Delhi Greens towards engaging, inspiring and training the youth for taking up Environmental Leadership at local, national and global levels. The Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) will take place on 3rd and 4th October 2018 at and in collaboration with the MH Vatavaran Eco Club of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The two-day event will include interactive lectures, panel discussions, focused working groups and some hands-on learning. It will also discuss both the problems and solutions to the ongoing environmental crisis. In the climate constrained world of today, 'development' itself has become a threat to the environment. However, development - in the real sense of the word
Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

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Speech of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the High Level Segment of the Eighth Session of Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30th October 2002. India is privileged to host the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I welcome our foreign guests to this land of rich cultural and natural heritage. Climate Change has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns of our times. It is a global phenomenon with diverse local impacts. In 1992, we adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has provided us with a sound basis for global cooperation. It reflects the consensus that addressing the challenge of climate change is...
How the UK is Moving Towards a Green Future

How the UK is Moving Towards a Green Future

Global
In the United Kingdom, it is clear that the Government is encouraging the acceleration towards being one of the world's most eco-friendly countries. To help it achieve its goal, UK has recently launched a document titled: Clean Growth Strategy to push the UK towards a lower-carbon future. Created by the country's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Clean Growth Strategy is a comprehensive account of how the United Kingdom will amend its everyday processes — both domestically and commercially — to hit its eco-friendly target. Here, we've brought together the essential points that show how the strategy's key features will change UK's homes and businesses. The Clean Growth Strategy: what does it mean for the UK? For several years, the UK has tried t
UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

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Leading researchers from more than 50 countries will share the latest science concerning climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems at the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans at Washington D.C., USA between 4th and 8th June, 2018. Co-organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this International Symposium, takes place every three to four years. Recognizing the ocean's valuable contributions to people’s livelihoods and health, the Symposium this year will provide a unique forum for scientists and experts to shar
Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

Green Alert
It has now become abundantly clear that President Donald Trump of the United States of America no longer wishes to engage his administration with the Paris Climate Agreement. Consequently, the USA, one of the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change is now under no binding or non-binding agreement for ensuring the protection of the global climate. However, if President Trump won't lead, Planet Earth has an ally in the former governance system of USA. The burden of leadership for protecting the environment, and for helping Americans protect the climate has now fallen on the US Ex-Vice President Al Gore. After putting together An Inconvenient Truth documentary, which highlighted the issue of climate change among the masses, and after releasing anothe...
Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

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"If global food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after US and China." - World Resources Institute Here is some food for thought, imagine disposing off one of the three shopping bags after you go grocery shopping in the nearest garbage bin. Feel some guilt? Basically, that's exactly what's happening with our food globally. One third of all the food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. Every year world leaders meet at the UNFCCC led Conference of the Parties (CoP) to agree on global agenda for tackling climate change. Diverse issues including energy generation, transportation fuels, forest conservation and food production, among others are addressed. But one domain that needs more focus at present is how to tackle food waste and i...
Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Global
The Trump Administration's recent proposals of significant cuts to funding earmarked for the environment, including the budgets for climate change, pollution clean-ups, and energy efficiency programs have become an increasing concern for all thinking individuals and companies in the US and the world. The current plans would dismantle former President Obama's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal burning power plants, along with defunding climate research and partnerships. The proposed budget reductions include a $2.6 billion cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018, as well as a loss of $330 million in hazardous waste clean-up initiatives. Iain Milnes of Power Knot, along with other scientists, environmental advocates, and green entreprene...
Public Lecture on Buddhist Awakening in the Middle of the Climate Crisis

Public Lecture on Buddhist Awakening in the Middle of the Climate Crisis

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Tibet House, in collaboration with India International Centre invites all interested to a Spiritual Ecology - Annual Lecture on Buddhist Awakening in the Middle of the Climate Crisis. The Public Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Deane Curtin, Chair of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College. Date: 26 November 2016 Time: 5:30 pm to 08:00 pm Venue: Lecture Room-I (Annexe Building)  India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi Abstract: The climate crisis is an unprecedented challenge to the future of life on planet earth. Climate gases already released into the atmosphere will likely cause dramatic climate changes by 2030 , including coastal erosion, drought and famine. This talk will sketch out a Buddhist environmental ethic, the path of an eco
Workshop on Farmers Welfare Through Traditional Organic Farming

Workshop on Farmers Welfare Through Traditional Organic Farming

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The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressing the Workshop on “Ensuring Farmers Welfare through Traditional Organic Farming” in New Delhi on October 07, 2016. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat and other dignitaries are also seen. Shri Radha Mohan informed the participants of the workshop that the importance of organic farming has increased manifolds due to the impending crisis of a rapidly changing climate. It is because of this reason that the Government of India has launched the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) and Organic Value Added Development (OVCDNER) schemes under National Sustained Agriculture Mission. These are meant to promote organic farming in India. Shri Radha Mohan Sing
Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

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The European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27. The backdrop of the conference was the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia. The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Centre for South Asian Studies, and DAI Europe. South Asia is one of the most vulnerable to natural disasters and to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the region is home to creative initiatives which can inspire the rest of the world. With new international commitments, such as the Paris Agreements signed on April 22 2016, there is renewed momentum...