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Declaration from Taj Mahal to Beat Plastic Pollution on WED 2018

Declaration from Taj Mahal to Beat Plastic Pollution on WED 2018

Green Alert
A high level stakeholders' Workshop on the problem of pollution around Taj Mahal was conducted by the Ministry of Culture in Agra on 3rd June 2018. The Workshop was Chaired by Minister of State (I/C) of Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma. The Workshop was called to discuss the issues of pollution around Taj Mahal with a focus on drawing short-term and long-term measures to deal with the problem and to protect the Taj from environment pollution. The Workshop was attended by DG, ASI, Smt Usha Sharma; Additional Secretary, M/o Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri A. K Mehta, representatives of State Government, local administration , local administration of neighbouring districts to Agra, local MPs, MLAs, representative...
India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

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The Government of India, jointly with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be hosting a Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference starting 2 October 2017. The objective of hosting this programme is to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa. The Global Wildlife Programme will be inaugurated by India'a Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. India is already playing a leadership role in management of wildlife through involvement of local communities. Pointing out that no programme can succeed solely based on Government policies, the Environment Minister briefed the media that people's participation at societal level is very necessary for the success of any wildlife protection project. "Five crore people living around natio...
Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Green Lens
Jacqueline Fernandez, Ban Ki-moon and many other famous personalities have come together for a United Nations led campaign for urging action for protecting endangered species and ending illegal trade in wildlife #WildforLife #WildforLife was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi in front of environment ministers from every corner of the planet. The campaign aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade. The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF...
Invite to UNEP & UNESCO Digital Poster-Making Competition

Invite to UNEP & UNESCO Digital Poster-Making Competition

Events
The United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO and Samsung Engineering are teaming up to start a visual conversation in Asia and the Pacific around sustainable development – to engage young people in sustainable actions that results in positive environmental benefits in their local communities through art. To begin with, a digital poster-making competition that captures environmental issues and/or encourages sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water, has been envisioned. The purpose of the contest is to engage youth to share their story of how, in their own capacity, to address environmental issues in their communities or countries. The theme of the Digital Poster-making competition is: Sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water. There are two su

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 10, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 10 (starting March 5, 2012) 2012. 1. Exhibition on forest products on at Dilli Haat Kesraj Jogi sits cross-legged in front of a makeshift kitchen at Dilli Haat - there's a small brick stove, some basic utensils and a pot of brewing tea. It's exactly like his home in Kotputli, Rajasthan, he says. He's here at Green Haat 2012 - the ongoing exhibition of forest-based products - and is contributing by preparing nomadic food. 2. Play it safe this Holi, use natural colours No matter how tempting those shining reds, blues, greens, yellows and purples may seem, you should double check the quality of colours that you use this Holi to avoid skin allergies, eye irritation and a host of other health problems th...
Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

Articles
Hand..err..Heart and Mind at the Right Place: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at the Green Walkathon India played the global host to the World Environment Day (WED) for the first time this year, an year for which the WED theme was chosen to be 'Forests: Nature at your service".  Shifting from the past practice of organizing WED at New Delhi only, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India organized a series of activities, events and campaigns across the country during the first week of June 2011. Notable among these were events, activities and campaigns at Bhubneshawar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and the Nilgiri Biosphre Reserve etc. The underlying objective of all such activities was to highlight the int
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Green Alert
The following is an interview of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the United Nations Environment Programme's Director of Communications Satinder Bindra. Jairam Ramesh speaks on India's commitment to the environmental cause on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. http://vimeo.com/24554724 Further to the interview, while chairing a one day civil society seminar on “Nature & Livelihood: Women’s Perspective” called for also as part of the the World Environment Day celebrations, Jairam Ramesh said that conservation of forests is crucial for sustainable development and green economy of the country.  He emphasized that the role of women and Gram Sabha is very crucial for forest conservation. He elaborated on the "Gram Sabha” and its greater role in the recently launched “Gr
India to Play the Global Host for World Environment Day 2011

India to Play the Global Host for World Environment Day 2011

Articles
It is that time of the year when activities carried out towards environment protection climax, and rejuvenate with even greater enthusiasm. As the calendar changes to the month of June, concerned people from around the world await the 5th date of the month to be celebrated as the World Environment Day (WED). WED is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebrations first began in 1972 and has since then grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. The WED 2011 is even more special for those living in India and in the India
Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program Invites Green Dream Applications!

Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program Invites Green Dream Applications!

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The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program (BYEEP) is a global environmental education program for the youth organized by Bayer and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) with the aim of developing young environmental leaders and boosting the level of awareness among the youth. The BYEEP invites applications from Indian students between the age of 18 and 24 years to be the next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and represent India along with pioneers from across the globe. If you fall within this age group, are passionate about the environment and are definitely doing something about it, this is your chance to make an all-expenses paid trip to Germany from October 16 - 21, 2011. Who can participate? Indian students within the age of 18 to 24 years (as on October 1, ...
I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Green Alert
A two days stakeholder consultation to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India’s natural capital is ongoing right now. It aims to recognize, demonstrate, capture and optimize the value of biodiversity and ecosystem service and targets policy actions at national and state levels, improvements in business assessments and disclosure, and improved citizen awareness of the issues involved. The consultations is expected to cover subjects like financing biodiversity in India, introduction of The Economic of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) framework and its relevance for business and NGOs, bring forth climate change concerns with respect to biodiversity conservation and appl

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