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Applications Invited for British Council International Climate Champion

Applications Invited for British Council International Climate Champion

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Earth to Moon: One of the cartoons that made it to the final round of the British Council cartoon contest on climate change (by Aditya Bhardwaj, Ahmedabad) British Council India invites applications for the 2010 International Climate Champions programme. 70 International Climate Champions in India and Sri Lanka with a passion for the environment and interest to work against the effects of climate change are making a difference. The British Council invites young members of the society to join them and explore the gamut of opportunities to make a difference in the war against Climate Change. As a British Council International Climate Champion, you will raise awareness, address impacts through a project and contribute to the growing international consensus on the need to tac...
CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

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Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Shiela Dixit planted saplings to create an urban forest at ITO chungi intersection on World Forestry Day 2010 Originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971, the World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them. The event saw participation from various members of the civil society and also volunteers from Delhi Greens. Also present along with Smt. Shiela Dixit were Hon'ble MP (Lok Sabha) Shri Sandeep Dixit, Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Urban Planning Dr. A.K. Walia, Hon'ble MCD Councillor Shri Sohan Lal and senior officers from the Dept. of Environment. All of them engaged themselves with tre...
Key Green Features of Budget 2010-11

Key Green Features of Budget 2010-11

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Environment and Climate change National Clean Energy Fund for funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies to be established. One-time grant of Rs.200 crore to the Government of Tamil Nadu towards the cost of installation of a zero liquid discharge system at Tirupur to sustain knitwear industry. Rs.200 crore provided as a Special Golden Jubilee package for Goa to preserve the natural resources of the State, including sea beaches and forest cover. Allocation for National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) doubled in 2010-11 to Rs.500 crore. Schemes on bank protection works along river Bhagirathi and river Ganga-Padma in parts of Murshidabad and Nadia district of West Bengal included in the Centrally Sponsored Flood Management Programme. A project ...
Happy 60th Republic Day!

Happy 60th Republic Day!

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Maitri Sthal at BumLa, the highest pass to Tibet in Tawang Delhi Greens wishes its readers a very Happy Republic Day! We dedicate this day to all the soldiers who brave extreme environmental conditions to protect our borders and keep us safe and secure. May peace always be the way forward no matter what the conflict, for after a war, it doesn't matter what was right...only what is left.
Invite: Perspectives Public Meeting on India’s Rivers

Invite: Perspectives Public Meeting on India’s Rivers

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River Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh - a dam in the pipeline... as is the case for rivers across the Himalayas Perspectives is a non-funded group of students and teachers working to create a space for debate and discussion in the University on issues of social, economic and political relevance. Perspectives Invites you to a Public Meeting on "Down the Drain: Looking for Justice along India’s Rivers". Led by: Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth and Editor of “Waterlines: The Penguin Book of River Writings” Date: Monday, 7th December 2009 Time: 2:30 p.m. Venue: Students’ Activity Centre (above the Holistic Canteen), Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi For further information and to participate, please contact: Mobile: 97171-14182 Email: contac
Climate Change Impacts: India and Maldives

Climate Change Impacts: India and Maldives

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Looks like we still have time, or do we? On 17th October 2009, the President of the island nation of Maldives called for the world's first ever underwater Cabinet Meeting. In the meeting, the President, Vice President, and the entire cabinet of Maldives signed a declaration calling for concerted global action on climate change, ahead of the UN climate conference (COP) in Copenhagen. And even as the world prepares for this grand climate meet, a large part of South India went under water only a few weeks back. And while talks have already begun on coming up with an equitable deal and the very fear that there may be none, over 300 people lost their lives while millions have been displaced and missing in that global warming related freak weather event, predicted well in advance by the ...
Prithvi Ratna: National Essay Writing Competition by WWF-India

Prithvi Ratna: National Essay Writing Competition by WWF-India

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Participate in the MoEF and WWF-India’s Essay Writing Competition and you can be a part of the International Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this year. MoEF and WWF-India has organised an Essay Writing Competition giving all young people a chance to be a part of the International Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this year. BE A PART OF THE CHANGE, BECOME A YOUNG CLIMATE GUARDIAN Topic of the ESSAY: You are India's future generation - How can you lead / influence the climate change challenge to ensure a sustainable future for the country and the planet? Entries can be submitted in BOTH English and Hindi Eligibility: Competition is open to all youth between the ages 16 to 21 years and residing in India Deadline: October 23, 2009 to submit the essay by registe
Mera India: Bridge the Gap Contest

Mera India: Bridge the Gap Contest

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Unnati Features and Women's Features Services invite the youth of India to take the challenge, and be the change! Enter the Mera India, Bridge the Gap contest By 2015, India has pledged to achieve the following eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by eliminating gender disparity in schools Reduce the child mortality rate Reduce the maternal mortality rate Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Ensure environment sustainability Develop global partnership for development As an Indian, your role should be to assess the shortcomings and challenges that lie before us, and be ready with ideas and innovation on how our country can achieve t
Safe Drinking Water: Still a Far…

Safe Drinking Water: Still a Far…

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The latest report on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) says that in South Asia 87% of total population had access to safe drinking water in 2006. Another source (UNICEF Report) confirms that nearly 89% of the people in India have access to improved drinking water resources. This symbolizes a good change in the percentage of people with access to safe drinking water in India than earlier decades. As a reminder to all, MDGs are internationally accepted eight goals which need to be achieved by 2015. The eight goals are as follows: Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and othe
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