It has now become abundantly clear that President Donald Trump of the United States of America no longer wishes to engage his administration with the Paris Climate Agreement. Consequently, the USA, one of the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change is now under no binding or non-binding agreement for ensuring the protection of the global climate. However, if President Trump won't lead, Planet Earth has an ally in the former governance system of USA. The burden of leadership for protecting the environment, and for helping Americans protect the climate has now fallen on the US Ex-Vice President Al Gore. After putting together An Inconvenient Truth documentary, which highlighted the issue of climate change among the masses, and after releasing anothe...
An interesting conference in the last week of October brought me back to Delhi and also gave me some interesting insights. Entitled ‘The Evaluation Conclave 2010’, it was a mix of over two hundred development professionals from across Asia, Europe and America and working with a focus on Asia. The conference had a typical profile of international and national NGOs, international development funding agencies, researchers and consultants. Issue focus was also typical: poverty, gender and environment. Within environment, the focus remained on climate change. The event was no doubt a major event by any standards. At the event, I noticed that nobody from any nation was talking about climate change mitigation because that means having to take responsibility for past actions. Infighting on
The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Germany has been promoting environmental friendly Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DERES) for the past 20 years in the Western Himalayas. So far 57 Community-based Micro Hydro Power Units (CMHPU) have been installed by LEDeG in extreme and isolated mountainous regions. Micro Hydro Power has tremendous potential to solve the rural electrication problems in India in a decentralized manner. However, at present not many organizations in India have the capacity and necessary skills for implementation, installation and management of community based Micro Hydro Power Units. LEDeG, in collaboration with Consortium of DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Socie
“Solar energy is the energy source which is there forever and at no cost. I don’t understand why we look for anything else for energizing the world”, proclaimed Mr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, CEO of TRA International Ltd. while announcing the upcoming Solar Training program to be held in Delhi for two days. TRA International Ltd. works to advocate the idea that ‘investment in training for the right audience with the right content and delivery mechanism can be one of the single most significant factor in the success of Solar Technology adoption’. Supporting the initiative, Delhi Greens organisation has come on board as the event outreach partner. Talking about the collaboration, Govind Singh, Founder-Director of Delhi Greens said, "An energy policy based on decentralization is the only effic
Advit Foundation is a non government development organization established in 2004 for environment conservation and livelihood enhancement. Delhi Greens had previously partnered with Advit Foundation for hosting the Energy Fair 2010. Now, Advit Foundation calls for a day long awareness programme on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency. The programme is designed to give an insight on the need to conserve energy, subsides available from the government, the available technology options, information sharing and the way forward. Date: 22 May, 2010 Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm Venue: Club Patio, South City - I, Gurgaon The programme will largely include, but not limited to: Renewable energy for societies, flats, homes & apartments Energy efficiency in buildings, homes and ...
Excella Orbit, the training division of Sambodhi Research & Communications Pvt. Ltd., is pleased to announces a Training Programme on Campaign Management for Development Professionals to be held at New Delhi from June 2-5, 2010. The training is specifically aimed at building institutional and individual capacities in designing & implementing social campaigns to bring about the intended change. Specifically, the programme is aimed at: Conceptualize and strategize social campaigns Understand different tools & techniques of social campaign Effective use of media for promoting campaign Assess the gaps and challenges in campaigning for change Built systems of monitoring campaigns Understand how to evaluate campaigns Who should attend? It is designed fo...
CMS Academy of Communication & Convergence Studies in collaboration with Moving Images invite you to Above 10,000: A high altitude film making workshop. A workshop that blends hand-on training of basic film making technique with core environmental issues, conducted at altitudes ranging from 10,000 ft to 14,000 ft in the Himalayas. The training will be conducted by a team of award winning film makers with experience in high altitude film making. For many of us, exposure to the environment is limited to a few packaged tours. It means going to a National Park or hill station or on a river rafting expedition. Nothing wrong with that! If you want to go beyond being a mere urban tourist to becoming a genuine naturalist, if you long to capture and document worlds that can’t fit
As most of you are aware, Delhi Greens is a Delhi based youth led Non-Governmental Organisation set up in 2007 with an objective of promoting sustainable development in the country. Delhi Greens is now launching its Online Summer Internship Programme (SOIP) for engaging the youth from Delhi and across India, in helping green India and in creating more responsible, aware and smart citizens! The internship will be for a period of two months starting between May 10th and May 20th. More than 80% of the work will be online and we will begin with an orientation programme for all selected candidates. The interns will be trained in understanding the various environmental issues and challenges during the period of the internship. They would be involved in research and campaigning work for the on
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Training Workshop on 'Developing Training Approaches and Methods' at its Madhya Pradesh located Tara Livelihood Academy. Objectives of the Training: “To impart the necessary knowledge and skills to conceive, design the Training Strategies and suitable Training Methods, which would lead to the individual stakeholders of the organization finally leading to more effective Organizational Performance fulfilling larger organizational objectives and Mission.” Date:6 - 8 May, 2010 Venue: TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh As the external environment, and the economy, change, the organisations today is
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) in collaboration with Shanthigiri Research Foundation, Delhi Division invites concerned citizens for a two-day National Workshop on “Sustainable Development: Building Alternatives” at the Auditorium, NMML on 21-22 April 2010. Date: 21st and 22nd April, 2010 Time: 9.30 am onwards Venue: Auditorium, Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi - 110011 The underlying objective of the conference is to bring together on a common platform the scientists, social scientists, policy makers, government institutions, NGOs and activists engaged in developing environment friendly technologies and methods in the areas of agriculture, water harvesting, transportation and energy with a view to provide wide dissemination of innovative tec