Cities cover less than 1% of the planet’s surface, and are home to around 50% of the world’s population, and many of them see a rapid growth trend. Taken together, all cities and urban areas worldwide use 75% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cities have traditionally been the places where many of the solutions to the world’s problems have been developed, making all cities potential leaders in the global effort for a low carbon future. Asia is arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and climatic variability have and will continue to impact all sectors, from national and economic security to human health, food production, infrastructure, water availability and ecosystems. Delhi
Kapil Sibal, Jairam Ramesh, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan among others releasing the 4X4 Assessment Report on India and Climate Change After becoming the first among developing countries to release updated greenhouse gas emissions report, India has taken another leap by releasing a “4X4” assessment of the impact of climate change on key sectors and regions across India in 2030s. The Report titled "Climate change and India: A 4X4 Assessment", provides an assessment of impact of climate change in 2030s on four key sectors of the Indian economy in four climate sensitive regions of India. These are Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity & Health for the Himalayan region, the Western Ghats, the Coastal Area and the North-East Region. The Report has been prepared by the MoEF led
The Bamboo Store and Indigreen's collaborative efforts and enthusiasm towards spreading the message of a safer-better world has led to a funky showcase launch of bamboo and Bollywood, in an attempt to highlight the impacts of global warming which has put the planet in grave danger amidst a changing climate. In this Limited Edition line of lamps produced for generating awareness on the issue, the dark characters of Bollywood will light up your life by getting across the point in the most direct manner. Featuring Gabbar, Shakaal, Mogambo and the evergreen vamps Bindu, Helen and Padma Khanna, the collection is handpainted by Bollywood artists on organic cotton and hand crafted by Bamboo artisans. While the villains highlight global warming, the vamps draw attention with 'bar(h)' dance!...
L-R: Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, Environment Secretary, GNCT Mr. Dharmender and Director, Environment, GNCT Dr. Anil Kumar during the Ozone Day Celebrations in 2009 The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi will be observing the 16th of September, 2010 as the World Ozone Day with various activities. A workshop on the subject is proposed to be held in the Auditorium of the Delhi Secretariat at IP Estate. All Eco-club in-charges are invited to attend and participate in the workshop along with two students from each Eco-club school. All participating schools should confirm their participation to Dr. B.C. Sabata, SSO, DoE, Delhi Govt. at 9717593506. The theme for the World Ozone Day 2010 is "Ozone layer protection: governance and compliance at their best". ...
And Daily Telegraph apologizes to Dr. R.K. Pachauri The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an interdisciplinary and intergovernmental body comprising 194 participating countries which mobilizes scientific experts from around the world to carry out assessments of global climate science based on available relevant literature. Along with the climate crusader Al Gore, the IPCC was the joint winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The IPCC came under the line of fire last year after mistakes were reported in its assessment report on the scale and impacts of global warming - a claim that at current pace of emissions the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. This piece of information was picked by a report published by the popular charity World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and...
The real challenge starts at the end. And the preparation that went in to come to such an end is indeed praiseworthy. Over hundred delegates turned up to face the challenge Delhi is in and took a stand against climate change. Harnessing the beautiful minds of the youth were prominent figures working on environmental issues across different fields in the city. The carbon map of Delhi highlighted for the first time in public by its author Dr. Chirashree Ghosh, Asst. Professor in Delhi University, raised the temperature of the summit on the first day. The youth got a guiding map on how the city suffers at the hand of the climate change causing agent ‘CO2’. The second day brought forth what many delegates termed as the most exciting part of the summit, an ‘open discussion’ regarding var
Delhi Greens, with support from the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) and Oxfam India, in partnership with the South Asia Network for Social & Agriculture Development (SANSAD), Global Climate Campaign (GCC), North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), India Action Network, Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE), YouthV and several other groups invite you to the Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010. DYSoC 2010 will be a two day event to be held on the 5th and 6th of June, 2010 in the Auditorium of India's first PM's residence at Teen Murti House. The place is a stone's throw from both the residence of the President of India and the Parliament of India. (Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat). Delhi, the seat of power of the world's la
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has", a famous quote by Margaret Mead has been the inspiration to many beautiful minds and heroes in the society. If you belong to this group and if your mind agrees to such calling in Life, we welcome you to join us and Vote for Green. Delhi Greens is thrilled to announce its upcoming two days action packed event “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC 2010)”. We are hopeful that our blog readers and contributors, who have been with us all through this time, will once again join hands with us to achieve what the summit purposes. DYSoC 2010 will be an action oriented and solutions based event for the greens of Delhi. The first ever Delhi Yo
The Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA), a nation-wide network comprising 127 research institutions working on science and impacts of climate change for the MoEF, filed a report on India’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2007 last week. The report, released by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia at an INCCA meeting, makes India the first “non-Annex I” (developing) country to publish such updated numbers on global warming and climate change. The INCCA meeting was chaired by the Environment Minister Mr. Jairam Ramesh who congratulated the entire team of scientists involved in putting this assessment together. The last such report was released in 1994. According to the report, India's ranking in 2007 in aggregate GHG emissions in the world is 5th,
Thank you for taking out time to respond to the last blog and putting your mind to the real issue behind it. These encouraging comments provide the strength to keep on going and creating new possibilities in the area of environment and climate change adaptation. This week is special in Hindu calendar 15th of March was a special day. It marked the beginning of the summer Navaratra among the North Indians. The next nine days we will fast and eat no meat and follow rituals that allow us to reduce the intake of food and increase intake of water in our systems. Changing diets forcing ourselves to eat less etc. takes a lot of courage and self control. Support from family and relatives alone is not enough hence linking it with religious sanctions helps in self control. Have we ever consider