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“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

Green Alert
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."
And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

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Delhi Greens wishes all its readers a Happy Holi and extends warm wishes for an organically colourful celebrations! As many of you know, the Delhi Greens Blog recently underwent major visitor traffic load coupled with some hacking attempts which forced us to stop publishing until we moved to a more secure server. That process has now been completed and we are back in action, more determined than ever, for spearheading the cause of environmental protection and sustainable development. The task continues to remain uphill but we now have more friends and allies walking with us, who understand our cause and share our vision. We have all of you and that is all the motivation we need to continue working for harmony and sustainable development. The world surely has shaken in the past few d...
I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

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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
Republic Day 2011 Showcases Harmony, Self Governance and Sustainable Development

Republic Day 2011 Showcases Harmony, Self Governance and Sustainable Development

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The 62nd Republic Day, celebrated today on 26th January 2011 was a symbol of harmony, self-governance, biodiversity and sustainable development that are inherent to the Indian culture. The Republic Day 2011 parade was well received by the President of India. The Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the invited Chief Guest. While the Indian defense forces impressed the spectators by demonstrating their might and discipline, the cultural aspect of the parade was equally enthralling.  The tableau of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj brought forward the principles of local self governance by displaying the symbolic village tree which hosts panchayats across India. The tableau from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) highlighted the theme of man's harmony with na
Meltdown in Tibet: Film, Talk and Discussion at Hindu College

Meltdown in Tibet: Film, Talk and Discussion at Hindu College

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With an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft), Tibet is the highest region on the face of the Planet, and for this reason, is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world. The entire Tibetan plateau is of much significance to the Indian sub-continent especially because of its strategic location for the region. Several major rivers in South Asia originate from the plateau thus making it a giant water reservoir. These rivers feed over millions of people who depend on them for their survival and livelihoods. Rapid, anthropogenic, unplanned and short sighted activities in the Tibetan plateau will invariably have an immediate adverse impact on the economy and environment of all of Asia. With this as the backdrop, Delhi Greens along with Friends of Tibet (Delhi), and with suppor...

SBI Initiates Youth for India Fellowship Programme

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For those of you who were inspired by Shahrukh Khan's frustration in Swades and are concerned about India's overall development, the time has come! The State Bank of India (SBI) has initiated a Youth for India fellowship programme funded and managed by the SBI in partnership with other NGOs. The fellowship provides a framework for India's best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by: Providing educated Indian youth with an opportunity to touch lives and create positive change at the grass root level in rural India Providing NGOs working on development projects in rural India with educated manpower whose skill sets can be...

UNFCCC Climate Negotiations Begin in Cancun, Mexico

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COP16/CMP6, the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 6th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) began yesterday in the beautiful town of Cancun in Mexico. “Parties” refers to all the countries who signed and ratified the international treaties regarding international cooperation against climate change. The UNFCCC has been signed by 194 countries and the Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 184 State Parties. In accordance with Article 7 of the Convention, the COP has the mandate of adopting the necessary decisions for the promotion of its effective application. The COP in Cancun, Mexico began yesterday and is scheduled to conclude on 10 December 2
Another Leap: India Releases 4X4 Assessment Report on Climate Change Impacts

Another Leap: India Releases 4X4 Assessment Report on Climate Change Impacts

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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
Eight New Tiger Reserves To Boost Tiger Conservation Measures in India

Eight New Tiger Reserves To Boost Tiger Conservation Measures in India

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Emphasizing on India’s commitment towards conserving the big cat, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced at the WWF-India event to introduce Youth Tiger Ambassadors, the addition of eight new Tiger Reserves to the existing 39 Tiger Reserves in the country within the next 6 to 8 months. These will be one each at Satyamangala in Tamil Nadu, Ratapani in Madhya Pradesh, Sonapeda in Orissa, the Biliriranga Hills near Mysore in Karnataka and two new Tiger Reserves each in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. These will be Nave Goan Nagzira and Bor and Pilibhit and Suhelwa respectively. Adding to the introduction of the Youth Tiger Ambassadors, the Minister said while other talk of saving the tigers, we actually save the tigers! India harbors a large proportion of the world’s tiger populat
DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

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The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah addressing at the DIREC, in Greater NOIDA India is making good progress on most economic development indicators and is on its way to becoming a more developed economy in the coming years. This can also be inferred by President Obama's recent visit to the country where he said India is not emerging but has already emerged! Fortunately, the development is now taking place keeping the environment in mind as India makes steady strides in going green in all sectors. The mainstreaming of environmentalism, something the Delhi Greens Blog has been advocating since its inceptions, is now integral to the nation's governance, policies and acts. During a recent AICC session, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi highlighted the...