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Obama’s Visit to India Brings a Climate of Change

Obama’s Visit to India Brings a Climate of Change

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On a three day visit to India for the first time, the American President Barack H. Obama met the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi only to reaffirm shared values and increasing convergence of interests between the US and India. When the world's oldest democracy reaches out to expand and strengthen global strategic partnership with the world's largest democracy, it can only be a good thing for the world. The two leaders welcomed the completion of steps by the two governments for implementation of the India-U.S. civil nuclear agreement. They reiterated their commitment to build strong India-U.S. civil nuclear energy cooperation through the participation of the U.S. nuclear energy firms in India on the basis of mutually acceptable technical and commercial terms and ...
IPEEC Policy Committee Meeting in New Delhi Calls for Greater Focus on Energy Efficiency

IPEEC Policy Committee Meeting in New Delhi Calls for Greater Focus on Energy Efficiency

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The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a high level international forum that provides global leadership on energy efficiency by identifying and facilitating implementation of policies and programmes that yield high energy-efficiency gains. Founded in May 2009, IPEEC is a voluntary, ministerial level forum of developed and developing countries that represent the major economies of the world. IPEEC also aims to promote information exchange on best practices and facilitate initiatives to improve energy efficiency globally and has its secretariat is hosted at the International Energy Agency (IEA). An Executive Committee (with Japan as the current Chair and India as one of the Vice Chair) and a Policy Committee (with the US as the current C...
Lets Make the Phoenix Rise from Commonwealth Games 2010

Lets Make the Phoenix Rise from Commonwealth Games 2010

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Dola Banerjee, Bombayala Devi and Deepika Kumari who brought India the Gold in Archery at the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Ever since the CWG 2010, and even before that, the media, and through it all of us, are telling and sharing the scandals that revolved around the making of these Commonwealth Games. Corruption in awarding contracts and shoddy jobs done (or not done) are being highlighted and continue to be done so for the past one week. The sad stories highlight how private gains were made at a public cost, by people in the positions of power. This is a constant and recurring theme and the as has been the case before, those in positions of power refuse to take responsibility for the shoddy job, for civil contracts and all the other work that was required to make the Games a success...
Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

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The 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCc) viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam have finalized an ambitious global programme for restoring tiger populations in the wild.  Representatives from the 13 countries came together at the two day workshop on “Consensus for Conservation”, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) through the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and co-hosted by the Global Tiger Initiative supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF), Smithsonian Institution, World Bank and other partners. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh congratulated the TRCs for finalizing Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) which is to be adopted by all the 13 TRC Governments, who
Fifth BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change Concludes in China

Fifth BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change Concludes in China

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File photo: Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/c), Shri Jairam Ramesh with the Ministers of BASIC Group, at the end of 4th Meeting of the BASIC countries, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 26, 2010 The Fifth BASIC Ministerial Meeting on climate change concluded yesterday in Tianjin, China. Members from all the BASIC countries participated in the Ministerial Meet including Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, who represented India in the Meeting. In line with the “BASIC-plus” approach, representatives of Yemen, Chair of G77, Argentina, incoming Chair of G77, Ethiopia, Chair of the African Group, Grenada, Chair of AOSIS, and Egypt, Chair of the Arab Group were also invited and attended the meeting as observers. Ministers highly appreciated the successful meeting of UN Clima
“Jairam Ramesh: India’s Environment Revolutionary?” Notes Sierra Club Chairman

“Jairam Ramesh: India’s Environment Revolutionary?” Notes Sierra Club Chairman

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Two stars no less: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Delhi Greens Blog teams up with Sierra Club, the world's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organisation to share with you what Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope has to say about our Environment Minister, on climate negotiations and beyond. From Bt Brinjal, to Vedanta, to the second airport in Mumbai or be it holding other Ministries responsible for environmental mishandling, Jairam Ramesh has perhaps set the standard on being a good Environment Minister. And the world is talking! India's Environmental Revolutionary? By Carl Pope, Sierra Club Chairman New Delhi, India -- Jairam Ramesh is India's Minister of the Environment. He spoke to the joint U.S.-India Track 2 Climate Negotiations...
What Did You Learn From Your Father Dear India?

What Did You Learn From Your Father Dear India?

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File photo: Rajendera Singh being interviewed by Swiss media over the Satyagrah against the construction of the CWG Village on the Yamuna floodplain in Delhi. Bapu was witness to the Satyagrah (that did not work) for protecting the Yamuna throughout and also to the inundation of his Samadhi (consequently) with the Yamuna water this season On behalf of the Delhi Greens organisation, the DG Blog wishes all our readers heartiest greetings on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. As far as I can remember, every Gandhi Jayanti since my childhood days was celebrated by cleaning the colony and nearby areas. Me and my friends used to come together and join the elders in the clean up drive. After the tiring ordeal, we would all have refreshments together in the colony playground. None of us, me and my...
World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

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World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated each year on the 27th of September with an objective of fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. The date marks an important milestone in world tourism the adoption of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Statutes on 27 September 1970 and is being celebrated since 1980. The timing of WTD is particularly appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere, when tourism is of topical interest to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. If the world is indeed a book, and those who do not travel read only a page, India indeed has several chapters ...
Benefits of Commonwealth Games Overridden by Delays in Preparation and Extended Monsoon

Benefits of Commonwealth Games Overridden by Delays in Preparation and Extended Monsoon

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At Dilli Haat: Rain brings business to a standstill Drive on the road that goes straight from Dilli Haat--across AIIMS flyover--all the way to Qutub Minar and other key heritage sites of touristic interest in Delhi, and the broken-potholed road does not let you believe that in less than two week's time, Delhi will be hosting the 19th Commonwealth Games. The half-constructed Metro Stations are no less a disappointment. Corruption has already marred the Games spirit and crumbling infrastructure which breaks down as it is being laid down has already kept many from the sporting fraternity as well as tourists away. And now its almost as if the Rain Gods have decided to punish the authorities for the delayed preparations and the reported corruption in the system. Getting the opportunity to...
Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

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At the Delhi Airport's integrated T-3 Terminal Inauguration in July, 2010: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with Chairperson, UPA and National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel and the CM of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit In September 1985, under the leadership of India's youngest prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, India first got its own Ministry of Environment and Forests. This year the ministry has proudly completed 25 years in the service of protecting and preserving the environment of the country. The interest and vision was shared by his mother, the first lady prime minister of the country. Mrs. Indira Gandhi had brought out the country’s first Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. And she had launched the first Tiger Project in 1973.