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How power can be cleaned

Mar 19, 2015 05:15 PM India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
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‘Historic opportunity' for reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Jeffrey Feltman

Mar 11, 2015 03:50 PM The national elections in Sri Lanka demonstrated the people's resolve to share in the future of their country, says Jeffrey Feltman, the UN political chief.

Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future, says CRY CEO

Feb 23, 2015 04:35 PM The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
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Engaging the private sector to improve food security

Feb 12, 2015 04:40 PM There is a need for greater collaboration between private sector companies to improve food security in eastern India, writes Vijay Nazareth.
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Global challenges need humanitarian solutions: Yves Daccord

Jan 23, 2015 07:31 PM Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that global cooperation can provide solutions to challenges like extremism, climate change and economic downturn.
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Species specific conservation not a sustainable idea: Sunil Kumar

Jan 06, 2015 06:55 PM The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a subsidiary of the RBS Group confers the RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards for recognizing work in the field of wildlife and conservation. N Sunil Kumar, Head of Sustainability, India, RBS NV, and Director, RBS Foundation India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that sustainable development should be an integral part of human progress.

Some thoughts on community resilience

Jan 06, 2015 03:50 PM Antony Gnanamuthu examines different definitions of ‘resilience’ as followed by various authors and organizations.

Alochona must lead to Ainer Chokhe

Jan 02, 2015 02:50 PM There are murmurs of the Jadavpur University Community Radio Station going off air on social media, all of which throw up a number of questions, writes Bijoy Patro.

Mitigation is not a great burden because it has many co-benefits: Dr R K Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC

Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM Dr R K Pachauri is one of the most prominent leaders in the fight against climate change in the world today. As Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he been highlighting the scientific realities of climate change the world over and as Director-General of TERI he has been working relentlessly to create a climate-friendly ecosystem in India. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo & Anupam Hazarika, he calls for action at local and global levels to fight climate change. Excerpts:

Enough evidence to show that GM foods are harmful for human health

Dec 19, 2014 03:49 PM In reality, there is no scientific evidence to prove that genetically-modified foods are not harmful for your health, writes Devinder Sharma.

Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women

Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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Climate change will make poverty reduction more difficult: Sunita Narain of CSE

Dec 04, 2014 04:35 PM Sunita Narain is one of the most prominent activists and thought leaders on environmental issues today. As the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an influential not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, she has won numerous Indian and global awards, including the Padma Shri and the World Water Prize, for her pathbreaking vision and work. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo, she not only highlights India's environmental challenges, but also flags the direction the country should take to pursue a sustainable development path. Excerpts from the interview:

The longer the world delays, the more costly the action would be: Christiana Figueres of UNFCCC

Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:

No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi

Nov 18, 2014 07:35 PM Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
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Sleazy medical practice in India: Is the doctor a prey or the perpetrator?

Nov 12, 2014 03:40 PM Unless the fees spent for the medical education is subsidizedor waived off, working in Government seems least attractive for doctors, writes Giridhara R Babu.

We can eradicate malaria—within a generation: Bill Gates

Nov 10, 2014 01:09 PM Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates.

Social schemes fail due to lack of community participation: Dipa Sinha

Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes. Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Out of Fashion

Nov 03, 2014 11:35 AM Several thousand Kailash Satyarthis continue to carry on their hard work, unheard and unsung, writes Rajesh Tandon.

For children, there is nothing like playing outdoors

Nov 01, 2014 08:00 AM As children grow older, there’s a tendency to ignore play time, but even they need unstructured time to play and explore, writes Rutu Mody.

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