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 ...
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
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
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
Delhi Greens wishes the citizens of India a very happy and pollution free Independence Day 2009, with a hope and vision for a Sustainable India! Download List of Manufacturers Producing Alternate Bags in Delhi
1. Tiger Supports Livelihood Tourism is the world's biggest industry. On the ecotour front, the tiger is a star attraction for not just the Indian tourists but also for the people coming from other countries. There are foriegners who come to India only to have a glimpse of the tiger and then there are others who return more than once for another such opportunity. The look in the eyes of a canter that has just come out of a National Park after sighting a tiger is very different from the look and feel of a canter that could not sight any. This eventually impacts the tourist influx thus impacting everyone from the tour companies to the local tour guides. A healthy tiger population thus supports livelihoods as well. 2. Tiger Protects Genetic Diversity Tiger is an umbrella species. It's
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) for A Result Oriented Approach to Livelihood Projects India needs to generate at least 10 million new livelihood opportunities a year over the next 15 years to sustain its economy. Poverty is no longer a rural phenomenon and increasingly we find attention being focused on urban poor who are often the migrants. One also notices an increasing shift from agriculture to manufacturing and services sector. It is expected that traditional sources such as agriculture will have limited potential to generate new livelihoods. Promoting livelihood in such a situation remains a challenge. This programme seeks to impart knowled
"We must look at better management of our forests, which have a wide diversity of flora and fauna including medicinal plants. They can be important in generating social, economic and environmental benefits for the country....... ......India has been impacted by the global environment. However, our economy has the fundamental strength and resilience to remain on course for economic growth.....We are seeking to address inequities in the growth process through an inclusive approach that brings within its ambit all regions and all peoples......Rural development can be a very effective vehicle for spreading the benefits of balanced growth..... .....The youth represent the hope for the future and are an invaluable asset to the nation. Their hopes and aspirations for growth and prosperity a...
Toxics Link invites all to participate in a dissemination workshop on the ‘Study on Radioactive Waste in India’ as part of the recently concluded study taken up by Toxics Link, with support from Heinrich Boll Foundation, aimed at mapping the civilian nuclear fuel cycle in India with a clear focus on waste generation and management practices and flagging critical issues therein. Date: 2nd December, 2008 Time: 11 am to 4 pm Venue: PHD House, (Mohta Room), Siri Institutional Area, New Delhi The workshop seeks to bring together an eclectic mix of experts from the nuclear establishments, scientific community, academia, civil society, international agencies and media. The objective is to share the initial findings with the participants and seek inputs that can be incorporated in finalisi
A few hours from now, the world will witness the next UN Climate Negotiations take place in Poznan, Poland. A few hours ago - Mumbai, India's financial capital was struck by a terrorist attack - one the most coordinated acts of terror the world has seen till date. Though on the outset, the two events have nothing in common (save for the fact that the Mumbai attacks led to the cancellation of the Live Earth event and related events that were to follow) and that climate change and terrorism are two diffrent challenges faced by our civilization today, the cause and consequences of the two are in some way pretty much the same. And in order to ensure a peaceful world, it is important that both these challenges are tackled - the earlier the better. Climate Change in India is also the story