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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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DSDS is truly a Davos style meeting: Bindu Lohani

Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Indian sitcoms need to revisit portrayal of women: Amala Akkineni

Mar 10, 2014 08:15 PM Popular actor and animal activist Amala Akkineni who is also the founder of Hyderabad based Blue Cross, an organization which works for animal welfare, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of REX awards in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Smiling women make a beautiful society, says ace photographer

Mar 09, 2014 05:05 PM Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
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Effective global governance is a prerequisite for sustainable development: Daniel

Mar 07, 2014 11:50 AM Daniel Ziegerer, Director of Cooperation and Counsellor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, says that India and Switzerland are cooperating in glaciology and energy efficiency in a big way. Excerpts from the interview
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Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore

Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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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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DSDS is an international forum to gather wisdom: Hideaki Domichi

Mar 01, 2014 01:00 AM Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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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.

Wetlands conservation is a prime focus of MP government:Thakkar

Feb 18, 2014 06:05 PM Lokendra Thakkar, Coordinator, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization, Madhya Pradesh spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands. Excerpts:
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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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