The term ‘Biodiversity’, as defined by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is the variety of all forms of life, from genes to species, present throughout in the narrow to the broad scale of ecosystems. “Biodiversity” was coined as a contraction of “biological diversity” in 1985 by the W.G. Rosen for the […]
The Taj Mahal: A resource curse in the ‘heart’ of India? Mention or lack of mention of just one word makes a difference. Thank you for appreciating the film review with ‘Beautiful.’ I had the privilege of being present in an awesome event in Agra. Empirical facts indicated that of […]
The 14th of November, also known as Bal Divas, is the birthday of Chacha Nehru–our first Prime Minister and to put it in the current context–Rahul Gandhi’s great grand father. Continuity, complexity of relationships and interrelatedness to the web of life is the celebration. A beautifully done film festival called CMS […]
To recap, water available per person has been decreasing since 1950 and it will be 70% of what we have by 2025 if no action is taken today. Although water is usually considered a renewable resource, it is actually a finite one with physical limits on its sustainability not because […]
CMS VATAVARAN is India’s premier biennial competitive and traveling Environment and Wildlife Film Festival. It was initiated in 2002 towards raising awareness about environmental issues. The CMS Environment Forum and CMS VATAVARAN have ushered in a fresh green global consciousness on an extraordinary scale using environment forums and films. The […]
MoEF and WWF-India have organised an Essay Writing Competition giving all young people a chance to be a part of the UNFCCC this year.
An over 12 year old cartoon that featured in the national media to mark 50 years of India’s independence: the situation is as grim Panchayati Raj, local self governance, uncompromising non-violence, power to the people, simple living-high thinking – just a few of the the attributes of this sustainable development […]
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 […]
The foundation invited Dr. M. S. Swaminathan among others, to launch a Green Umbrella project at the Russian Cultural Center in Delhi.
Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future.
SAYEN, the South Asia Youth Environment Network, supported by UNEP Asia and the Pacific announces a national photography competition for youth in India on the theme of “Sustainable Development: A Youth Perspective”. Youth between the age group of 15 to 24 years can apply for the Competition. Click Here to […]