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

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

Events
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

Green Lens
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

Global
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...
Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Corporate Greening
YES BANK, India's fifth largest private sector bank, became the First Indian Bank to partner the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a first of its kind voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations; led by the World Bank Group. Launched in December 2015, during the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris by World Bank and other founding members, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s vision is to cover 25% of global GHG emissions by explicit carbon prices by 2020 and to double this again by 2030. The coalition currently has 25 government partners including Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom and 89 private sector partners including Coca-Cola HBC AG, Ernst & Young, Nestlé, Philip, Unilever, Ma
Ingersoll Rand Issues Update On Its Global Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand Issues Update On Its Global Climate Commitment

Global
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, recently announced key milestones towards its climate commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. To date, the company's climate commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is equivalent to annual CO2 emissions from nearly 3,00,000 homes annual electricity use and more than 2.3 billion pounds of coal burned. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons. Speaking on this achievement Didier Teirlinck, executive vice president of the Ingersoll Rand climate segment noted, "We are pleased with the progress we have made toward our climate commitment including demonstrating a high level of trans...
Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Articles
Most of us can begin listing dates of festivals and public holidays as soon as we're asked. Why? – Because we simply love having a day off from work, love gorging on sweets, and love celebrations. But, lost in infatuation with festivals, we often forget to celebrate a day which probably holds the most significance in our lives, and the future of our planet – The Earth Day. The idea for a day to focus on the environment came to its founder G. Nelson, then a U.S. Senator, who was inspired by the 1970 student anti-war movement. He realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the political agenda. The idea clicked, it garnered national and international support over the y
Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

Global
Most of us have come across the phrase climate change. Environment enthusiasts, the world over, talk about it most of the time. Climate change came to the limelight yet again when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned it in his Oscar speech at this year's Oscars! So, what is climate change all about? And why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about it at the Oscars, an even that - on the surface of it - does not seem connected to climate change at all? Simply put, climate change is the change in the 'average weather conditions' of a region. For instance, the polar region has cold 'average weather conditions' and if these conditions suddenly start becoming warm, it would be termed as climate change. Climate change happens all the time, and may take millions of years to come over. But it is the aggr...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves for Paris Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves for Paris Conference

Green Lens
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Paris today to participate in COP-21 summit on environment and climate change on November 30, 2015. The Prime Minister will jointly host a meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande. Prime Minister will also attend 'Mission Innovation' hosted by the President of United States as part of the Paris Conference.