Oct 23, 2012 05:55 PM
In the just concluded UN Convention on Biological Diversity at Hyderabad, there was universal agreement on the need to increase funding for global efforts to conserve biodiversity.
[India] [Biodiversity] [Hyderabad] [COP 11] [South Asia]
Oct 22, 2012 03:53 PM Science Express: Biodiversity Special, a mobile biodiversity exhibition train, is on a mission to create massive awareness on biodiversity in India. Showcased as the brand ambassador for biodiversity by the Minister of Environment & Forests Jayanthi Natarajan; the train shares the policies, law and various initiatives aimed at conservation of country’s rich bio-cultural heritage.
Oct 19, 2012 02:05 PM
Scientists at ICRISAT have developed resistant varieties of food crops by incorporating traits of traditional varieties.
[Agriculture] [Drought] [Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Poverty & Hunger] [India]
Oct 19, 2012 01:01 PM
Guidelines on the deployment of geoengineering have been agreed at the UN biodiversity summit in Hyderabad following intense negotiations.
[Hyderabad] [COP 11] [UN] [South Asia] [Geoengineering] [India]
Oct 18, 2012 05:10 PM
India's Environment and Forest Minister is hopeful that a decision on resource mobilization will come up before the end of COP11.
[India] [sustainability] [Environment] [South Asia]
Oct 18, 2012 12:10 PM Indian Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan joined award-winning film star Rana Dagubatti in a show of support for planet’s few remaining tigers, highlighting the vital role forest guards play in India and around the world protecting this endangered species.
Oct 17, 2012 05:20 PM
Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s remarks at the inauguration of the High Level Segment of the 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad.
[South Asia] [Manmohan Singh] [Manmohan Singh, India, South Asia, COP 11] [COP 11] [India]
Oct 17, 2012 02:25 PM
Swiss Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard is visiting India to participate in the UN Conference on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad.
[Biodiversity] [Biodiversity, United Nations, India, South Asia] [Climate change] [Climate]
Oct 17, 2012 10:15 AM
Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has announced USD 50 million grant for conservation of biological diversity to strengthen the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country as he pledged India's commitment for the global cause.
[COP 11] [India] [Biodiversity] [South Asia]
Oct 17, 2012 10:00 AM
High level panel on global assessment of resources for biodiversity, has urged for the stronger policy framework reflecting the value of biodiversity.
[Sustainable Development] [Biodiversity]
Oct 16, 2012 12:20 PM
PM Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the session at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which began last week, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) during his one-day visit on Tuesday.
[Biodiversity, United Nations, India, South Asia]
Oct 15, 2012 09:00 AM
Emerging architecture for reducing emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) is also understood to contribute towards community development.
[Forests] [Conference of Parties] [Climate] [Environment]
Oct 08, 2012 02:30 PM
Emphasising on the link between biodiversity and poverty, researcher, Dilys Roe, said natural resources could be ‘effectively' used for poverty reduction strategies in a sustainable way.
[India] [South Asia] [Biodiversity] [Poverty]
Sep 07, 2012 06:40 PM
Preparations are in full swing for the COP 11 meeting scheduled to take place in India in October. With the motto of “Nature protects, if she is protected” the conference hopes to bring some answers to the table regarding the burning issue of climate change.
[Climate change] [India] [COP 11]
Sep 07, 2012 06:38 PM
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India is organising the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity from 1-19 October, 2012 in Hyderabad.
[South Asia] [Biodiversity] [India]