Yokohama India will be planting 12,100 trees as part of its global Forever Forest project to plant 5,00,000 trees by 2017. Yokohama India began the plantation on the 100 year anniversary of the company on 16th February 2016. Saplings were planted by the company at its factory at the HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar in Haryana. Keen to contribute to the community in Bahadurgarh, the Japanese Tyre Major plans to plant 12100 trees in the next 7 years up to 2023. The intention in the future is to donate the plants to the community. Speaking on the occasion, Yokohama India President & Director Mr. Satoshi Fujitsu noted that by planting evergreen broad-leaved trees in every factory of Yokohama, the forests absorb CO2 and prevent global warming. He further added, "We w
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on the topic 'Governing South Asia’s Forests: Does women’s presence make a difference?’ as part of the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ Series. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Bina Agarwal of the University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Date: 5 February, 2014 (Wednesday) Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: Forests in South Asia are largely state owned but a fair proportion are community governed. Women’s presence, however, has been sparse in community institutions involved in such governance, and most research on gender and forest governance has focused on women’s absence. This presentation reverses that
The past week witnessed the celebrations of two important and inter-connected days of environmental importance. 21st March marked the observance of World Forestry Day, supported by all members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. World Forestry Day has been celebrated since 1972 as a day to highlight the importance of forests and calling for urgent attention towards the protection and preservation of 'our forest heritage'. The very next day, 22nd March 2012 was celebrated as World Water Day (WWD), also in coordination with the FAO. World Water Day 2012 was themed on 'Water and Food Security' and highlighted the importance of securing water resources for feeding the rapidly increasing global population. WWD 2012 was also more significant this year as it ...
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 01 (starting January 2) 2012. 1. Projects fail to control pollution in Yamuna: CAG Environment experts had been saying it all through, activists had been pointing it out for a long time and Delhiites knew it better as they see the polluted Yamuna day in and day out. The Performance Audit of Water Pollution in India by the Comptroller and Auditor General (Report 21 of 2011-12) has confirmed it. 2. Residents fume over trial run of incinerator Despite sustained public protests and lawsuits against the Timarpur-Okhla waste-to-energy incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, the beginning of trial runs this January 2 has invited the ire of the residents of this densely populated area. 3. DDA targets Dwarka for de...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFP9ld4UJY The ongoing "junglistan" signing campaign of Greenpeace India is a symbolic one as it calls for a united struggle against indiscriminate mining and destruction of our forests. People are being urged to become citizens of a new country: Junglistan - the country of the forests. Every citizen of junglistan is given a passport and as responsible citizens of this new country, they are urged to pledge to protect the 'junglistan' from mining by asking the government to keep the forests intact. And now, Greenpeace India volunteers have gone Kolavering with an interesting green version of kolaveri di, to raise further awareness and get more signatories. Click here if you support 'Why this Koyla Mining di' and to take the Junglistan citizenship!
The following is an interview of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the United Nations Environment Programme's Director of Communications Satinder Bindra. Jairam Ramesh speaks on India's commitment to the environmental cause on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. http://vimeo.com/24554724 Further to the interview, while chairing a one day civil society seminar on “Nature & Livelihood: Women’s Perspective” called for also as part of the the World Environment Day celebrations, Jairam Ramesh said that conservation of forests is crucial for sustainable development and green economy of the country. He emphasized that the role of women and Gram Sabha is very crucial for forest conservation. He elaborated on the "Gram Sabha” and its greater role in the recently launched “Gr
It is that time of the year when activities carried out towards environment protection climax, and rejuvenate with even greater enthusiasm. As the calendar changes to the month of June, concerned people from around the world await the 5th date of the month to be celebrated as the World Environment Day (WED). WED is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebrations first began in 1972 and has since then grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. The WED 2011 is even more special for those living in India and in the India
Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C) Shri Jairam Ramesh releasing a ‘Calendar of Events’ at the World Forestry Day Celebrations in New Delhi In keeping with the mandate of his Ministry of environment protection and conservation, Environment Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh clarified further his agenda by declaring that "We must finish de-greening before we start greening projects. The de-greening has been created by industrial construction." Utilizing the opportunity of the World Forestry Day to the fullest, he further said, "The pressure of our population and works done in the name of progress have damaged our forests and rivers. This is the biggest challenge we face today. We have to achieve economic growth along with conserving forests and keeping our rivers clean."
File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
A two days stakeholder consultation to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India’s natural capital is ongoing right now. It aims to recognize, demonstrate, capture and optimize the value of biodiversity and ecosystem service and targets policy actions at national and state levels, improvements in business assessments and disclosure, and improved citizen awareness of the issues involved. The consultations is expected to cover subjects like financing biodiversity in India, introduction of The Economic of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) framework and its relevance for business and NGOs, bring forth climate change concerns with respect to biodiversity conservation and appl