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Solar energy can help India to meet its energy needs: Amit Kumar

Feb 05, 2014 01:25 PM India, in order to meet its energy requirements, has shown good potential in utilising the solar energy resource, said, Amit Kumar, Director, Energy Environment Technology Development, TERI.

Global problems should have global solutions: John Gummer

Feb 05, 2014 11:15 AM DSDS- 2014 is all set to bring a remarkable and unique solution for sustainable development, says John Gummer, Former Member of Parliament, UK

Can smallholders make India food secure?

Feb 04, 2014 01:05 PM Indian agriculture needs customized solutions and DSDS-2014 provides a platform for taking this idea ahead, say Dr Alok Adholeya, Dr Reena Singh and Gautam Anand.

Water Woes: Shortage or Wastage?

Feb 04, 2014 12:45 PM The primary concern of DSDS- 2014 would be to focus on water resource use and allocation in the agricultural sector, write Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and Dr Girija Bharat, Fellow, TERI.

There is a need for stricter fuel emission norms: Shri Prakash

Jan 31, 2014 03:40 PM Increasing air pollution has become a great health hazard and is responsible for increase in respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, writes Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
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Patriarchy is a stumbling block on the way to sustainable world: Porritt

Jan 30, 2014 12:35 PM Violence against women and violence against the earth seems to originate from the same hatefully exploitative economic system, writes Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future.
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MDGs are relevant mainly for developing countries: Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Jan 29, 2014 12:15 PM Sustainable Development Goals must incorporate targets for both developing and developed countries, writes Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
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Energy management: Countries need to get smarter, says K Ramanathan

Jan 27, 2014 08:00 AM It would be prudent to adopt a flexible approach in moving forward since consumer behavior is often hard to predict, writes K Ramanathan, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
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DSDS is a milestone for sustainable development dialogue: Naoko Ishii

Jan 24, 2014 11:20 AM The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit can be a catalyst for such change, writes Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility, USA.
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India’s National Health Policy: Nailing it right!

Jan 21, 2014 03:35 PM Rajendra Pratap Gupta, President, Disease Management Association of India speaks on the need for an effective National Health Policy and the aspects to be considered while framing it.
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Pakistan has been facing worst energy crisis, says an expert

Jan 07, 2014 07:00 PM The renewable energy sources remain underutilized despite being cost effective and less hazardous for the environment, says Rafi Amir-ud-Din from the School of Economics, International Islamic University. Following is an excerpt from a paper presented at Conference on ‘Energy Security and Economic Sustainability: The Way Forward’ held at Islamabad.
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Sexual harassment: Ganguly must go, say women's rights activists

Dec 26, 2013 03:35 PM There is ample prima facie evidence of Justice A K Ganguly having sexually harassed a young woman with impunity, say women’s rights activists across India.
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LGBT rights: India’s tryst with destiny?

Dec 12, 2013 11:50 AM The Supreme Court judgement upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a relic of British colonial law, invalidates the lives of multitudes, writes Shaleen Rakesh.
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Fighting AIDS: A long way to ‘Zero’

Dec 02, 2013 05:20 PM As a virus, AIDS has proved remarkably resourceful, outwitting scientists and keeping a vaccine or cure out of reach, says James Robertson, Executive Director of India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
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Family farming is key to a hunger free world: Lise Grande

Nov 22, 2013 11:10 AM Family farms are the main producers of the foodstuff consumed every day in our meals, says Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
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Cyclone relief work in Odisha: What the media missed

Nov 15, 2013 05:10 PM There is another side to relief carried out during the cyclone, where post cyclone disaster is slowly raising its face, writes Amitabh Patra, a journalist and filmmaker.

Disaster Risk Reduction strategies need to be mainstreamed: Manmohan

Nov 01, 2013 03:29 PM The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said that early warning systems should be strengthened further to minimise the negative impact of disasters. Excerpts from his speech at the fifth meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority in New Delhi.
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Violence against migrants is rising on a daily basis: Navi Pillai

Oct 14, 2013 05:20 PM Navi Pillai, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has stressed on the need for combined efforts in addressing racism. She was speaking at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme. Excerpts from her speech.
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Population ageing presents both an opportunity and a challenge: Ban Ki-moon

Oct 03, 2013 01:55 PM By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double, says Ban Ki-Moon.
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Joint efforts needed to meet the zero hunger challenge, says FAO chief

Oct 01, 2013 02:55 PM "The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new - something bold, but long overdue," says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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