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Myanmar continues to need global support during critical transition phase: Ban

May 02, 2014 03:49 PM Continued international support for the efforts of the Government of Myanmar in the areas of democratization, socio-economic development and national reconciliation will be vital, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, noting that despite positive changes, the country faces a number of serious challenges.

Natural capital is a critical asset for low-income countries: Achim Steiner

Apr 17, 2014 03:03 PM By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tonnes of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year, said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director.

Medical Entomologist in India: Species on the verge of extinction?

Apr 07, 2014 06:15 PM The agent that assists an effective control of vector born disease the ‘Trained Medical Entomologist’ is now on the verge of extinction, writes Deepak Saxena.
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People with autism battle discrimination and exclusion: Ban Ki-Moon

Apr 03, 2014 10:55 AM Tragically, in many parts of the world, these individuals are denied their fundamental human rights, said The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s in his message on World Autism Awareness Day. Read his message below:
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Time to recognize domestic work as legitimate work is now: Jayati Ghosh

Mar 04, 2014 12:17 PM Domestic work is a crucial livelihood option for millions of women in the country, said Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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We need to move towards low carbon strategies: Alvarez

Feb 28, 2014 06:06 PM Philippines is the third most vulnerable country to global warming and climate change, says Heherson Alvarez, commissioner of the Philippine Climate Change Commission.

Time to break the groundwater-energy nexus, says Vijay Kumar

Feb 06, 2014 08:05 AM A myriad of problems and challenges need to be addressed to ensure food security, out of those, ground water management is the most important, says Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

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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