Posts Tagged ‘transport’

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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 16, 2012

Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 16 (starting April 16, 2012) 2012.

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Delhi: Who Failed Whom?

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Delhi: Who Failed Whom?

It was the April month in the year 2008. The recently launched BRT system in Delhi was being bombarded left and right by the media and people alike. The BRT had come at a cost of several hundred heritage trees of Delhi, which were removed to widen the road and provide additional space for...

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Jairam Ramesh Advocates Three Task Approach for Tackling Climate Change

Jairam Ramesh Advocates Three Task Approach for Tackling Climate Change

“We should carry three tasks namely mandatory fuel economic standard, improvement in quality of fuel and fiscal policy regime. The immediate task ahead at us is to have Mandatory Fuel Economic Standards.”, announced Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Environment and Forests (I/C) in his inaugural speech at a workshop on ‘Promoting Low-carbon Transport in...

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If Looks Could Kill: Beauty, Brand or Us?

If Looks Could Kill: Beauty, Brand or Us?

Gucci heels, Dior sunglasses tucked on her head, an attractive lady gets off her newly bought black and shiny Bentley Continental GT and moves on to buy organic vegetables from the farmer’s market. Her next stop is the stationary store to buy recycled wallpaper as she shows her concern towards the environment. All this done, she...

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“To Be the Change”…that’s what DYSoC 2010 Delegates Pledged For!

“To Be the Change”…that’s what DYSoC 2010 Delegates Pledged For!

The real challenge starts at the end. And the preparation that went in to come to such an end is indeed praiseworthy. Over hundred delegates turned up to face the challenge Delhi is in and took a stand against climate change. Harnessing the beautiful minds of the youth were prominent figures working on environmental...

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A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

More than a hundred delegates turned up on the first day of the DYSoC 2011 and the group discussion that followed after lunch was a big success where each and every delegate got their voice heard and a strong report on each topic of discussion viz, water, waste, energy, transport, urban planning and urban...

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DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

The urban biodiversity group at DYSoC 2010 The first day of “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC)”, witnessed a new phase in the environmental movement among the youth in the city. The youth who attended the summit meant and were ready for action. Without doubt it’s the youth who will inherit the city...

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Learning to Look at the Larger Picture

Learning to Look at the Larger Picture

200 mosquitoes swarmed into our bedroom last night. Some of them also managed to get into our mosquito net which meant a sleepless night. The impact it had on our lives was upsetting and bad tempers. Our local society is complaining that ever since the Delhi Metro work began in our neighborhood, it has...

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Invite: Sunday Climate Bicycle Ride

Invite: Sunday Climate Bicycle Ride

File photo of the previous Delhi Climate Bicycle Ride In its dedicated attempt at raising awareness about climate change, rising vehicular pollution and promoting Cycling, walking and public transport as the most healthy and environment-friendly way of commuting, the Delhi Cycling Club calls for the third Climate Bicycle Ride in the city. Date: 21st...

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Invitation: Climate Bicycle Ride in Delhi for COP at Copenhagen

Invitation: Climate Bicycle Ride in Delhi for COP at Copenhagen

On the eve of UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, a ‘Climate Bicycle Ride’ is being organised in Delhi on Sunday, 6th December at Ambedkar Nagar Terminal on BRT corridor; by the Delhi Cycling Club with support from Delhi Integrated Mass Transit System (DIMTS)’s NMT Cell and ‘The Open Planning Project’ (TOPP). The event is...

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Underpass & Flyovers: Blueprint for Delhi’s Destruction?

Underpass & Flyovers: Blueprint for Delhi’s Destruction?

For a city where 98% of the total annual rainfall pours down in less than a month, planning can never be easy. When the latter is carried out hurriedly as if to meet a certain 2010 target, what can happen is what Delhi is witnessing today. A delayed monsoon that gave up to the...

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Good Transport – What Does It Take?

Good Transport – What Does It Take?

Taking time out while living in a city, to actually read a blog is great. Getting responses from those of you who take the trouble to not only read the blog but take out time to respond to it is always very encouraging. I appreciate the time and attention you so generously give me....

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