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India Committed to Find Solutions to Climate Change: Environment Minister at Petersberg Climate Dialogue

India Committed to Find Solutions to Climate Change: Environment Minister at Petersberg Climate Dialogue

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India has reiterated its commitment to work with the international community to find practical, pragmatic and equitable solutions to climate change. Making an Intervention at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin recently, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar noted that every Climate Action has a cost and the world must think as to who would pay the cost and reiterated the Polluter Pays principle.  Following is the text of the Intervention made by Shri Javadekar: “I strongly feel that the most important and cross-cutting issues for the 2015 Agreement are of differentiation and provision of finance.  The principle of equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) must encompass all aspects of the 2015 agreement. At the outset, I want to assure all that India w
NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’. Abstract: The importance of restoring extensive natural landscapes with full complement of wild species is now well-recognized as an integral part of any development process hoping to maintain planet earth in a state conducive to human existence in the long run. Such natural diversity of plants and animals includes many species that can be wisely harvested for human uses, tolerates human impacts or even thrives under them. However, there are also animal and plant communities that are ecologically fragile in the face of human impacts or come into serious conflict with human interests, leading to their rapid ex
Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Fellowship Calls for Proposals

Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Fellowship Calls for Proposals

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Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalyzing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking. The goal of EEJP is ‘to secure environmental justice especially for the poor and the marginalized that are often expected to bear more than their share of environmental burdens’. EEJP is currently inviting applications under two categories: Environmental S
Commonwealth Games Impact: Livelihoods and Security?

Commonwealth Games Impact: Livelihoods and Security?

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Trees, pavements, markets, people...everything has been 'uprooted' or 'transplanted' for the CWG 2010 I am in this Monday market in my East Delhi neighbourhood buying vegetables and suddenly all the trader shopkeepers of informal stalls start wrapping up their goods and merchandise on display. I heard a few complains about ‘they’ could have told us earlier before we set it up today. These traders are packing up and there are a few policemen around, a Hawaldar and an Inspector with them. While walking on, I overheard a conversation, a cop apologizing to a middleman cum negotiator, "your think there is any benefit for us in having to shut down this market?’ That was the first time I came face to face with the connectedness of the cops to the local traders and how much they were equall
Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Announces Fellowships

Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Announces Fellowships

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Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalysing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking. The goal of EEJP is ‘to secure environmental justice especially for the poor and the marginalized that are often expected to bear more than their share of environmental burdens’. EEJP is currently inviting applications under two categories: Environmental S
Tending to the Climate Affected: Charity or Responsibility

Tending to the Climate Affected: Charity or Responsibility

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Your involved participation in the conversation on various issues and your pragmatic actions continue to inspire me to write the blog. Thank you for the continued encouragement, since a little over one year now. May this year be as inspiring to you as it is for me. We all have our concerns about climate change. With the temperature of Earth likely to rise by two degrees over the next decade, the extreme weather events are likely to increase. The winters will be more severe, summers more hot and there would be more precipitation leading to increased flooding, droughts and severe cold. One major concern is to ensure that the human species is able to survive all this. We don't here much about population increase now. We believe that all human beings, if given the right training and sup...
Water Sector Impacts of Climate Change: Part II

Water Sector Impacts of Climate Change: Part II

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To recap, water available per person has been decreasing since 1950 and it will be 70% of what we have by 2025 if no action is taken today. Although water is usually considered a renewable resource, it is actually a finite one with physical limits on its sustainability not because there is a change in the total water in the world but there are human institutional and financial capital limit to accessing water. Let me explain this. If we need to store water for 12 months, we need a bigger storage tank than if we needed to store it for only say six months. Thus, if the water flowing through the perennial rivers due to melting of glaciers reduces because there are smaller glaciers to melt, then the barrages to store water will have to be taller. All this deepening of tanks or building ...
Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE) is Looking for a Programmes Coordinator

Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE) is Looking for a Programmes Coordinator

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The Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE) is a Delhi based non-profit organisation setup with an objective to promote environmental equity and climate justice in an otherwise inequitable world. Our planet is facing a climate crisis unprecedented in the history of humankind. The crisis is fairly recent and began with the advent of the industrial revolution. The emissions from the so-called “developed” countries have been poisoning our atmosphere for over 200 years. The consequences of these emissions are now becoming apparent and we are living in a world where the shadow of the possibility of an unlivable earth is becoming more and more of a reality. CCJE is the voice of the grassroots in policy formation and an equity watchdog setup to ensure every citizen gets his fair shar
Public Transport – I

Public Transport – I

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In any conversation about Delhi contributing to climate change due to CO2  emissions, dominant is the issue of intra-city transport using petrol, CNG and diesel. This contributes over 30% of the city's emissions and is difficult to reduce. What is also spoken in the context of our city is the lack of adequate public transport. How we don’t have public transport in the form of buses or railways or water ways. How inta-city transport services at the desired quality, quantity (frequency) and price are lacking so as to make it a preferred option. All kinds of statistics are quoted to substantiate this statement. For exampl, a majority of the poor in the city cannot afford to pay for motorized transport however cheap. They use bicycles or walk to their place of work. A majority of the mi
Annoucement: Fellowships Available with EEJP

Annoucement: Fellowships Available with EEJP

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Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalysing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking. EEJP is currently inviting proposals for the year 2009 under the Environmental Small Grants (for grassroots organisations) and Environmental Fellowships (for young individuals) scheme. The focus under the current phase of EEJP (2009-2012) is on the c

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