India is not a leading country when it comes to sustainable development
In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, talks about the important role governance could play in helping countries like India and China in tackling the challenges brought by the climate change issues.
Africa has tapped just seven per cent of its renewable energy potential
In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Dr Pradeep Monga of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Mahama Kappiah of ECOWAS talk about Africa's potential for the renewable energy market and the challenges Africa faces.
The Renewable energy solution: Getting Africa together
Dr Pradeep Monga of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Mahama Kappiah of ECOWAS think that renewable energy may provide a solution to infrastructural problems in Africa.
Development is never a simple strategy: RK Pachauri, TERI D-G
Development requires a multiplicity of efforts and there is no uniform approach that we could follow in our development strategy. These should be tailored to suit specific challenges faced by a certain society, says Dr RK Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.
We must not continue to poison the world: Lord Prescott
Lord John Prescott is the former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, credited with spotlighting the issue of climate change in his country. He says that less developed countries should be allowed to grow to reduce their poverty while the developed ones should use technology to reduce their carbon emissions.
The South is rising: Khalid Malik, Director, HDR
Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office, the UN, says in an interview to OneWorld at the DSDS-2013 that nearly 40 developing countries other than the BRICS have succeeded in improving the lives of people. The UN will release the 'Rise of the South' report in March 2013.
UNIDO promotes energy issues in South Asia: Ayumi Fujino
Ayumi Fujino, Regional Director for South Asia, UNIDO, talks how her organisation is promoting energy and environment in the South Asian region. She says that an initiative like the DSDS-2013 enables organisations like UNIDO to share and to learn.
Climate change impacts on South Asia will be tremendous: CDKN
The havoc that climate change can bring upon us could pose one of the biggest threats to civilisation but the South Asian nations are not even exchanging notes about this serious threat to them, says Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Asia Director of CDKN, at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013.
Bhutan looks at creating an energy basket
Lyongpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho, the Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld on how his country is combating climate change and looking at various kinds of renewables sources of energy at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013.
Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, Rio+20, speaks on SDGs
Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, Rio+20, has been attending TERI's annual summit, the DSDS-2013, for a long time now. He talks about the Sustainable Development Goals, the MDGs and how the DSDS-2013 influences the course of development.
Dr Manmohan Singh inaugurates DSDS-2013
While inaugurating the DSDS-2013, the annual flagship conference of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said that the growth strategies of developing countries could not be held hostage to the demands of the developed nations.
DSDS will have great discussions on sustainable development: Sachs
Just weeks before the DSDS-2013 begins, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, says that the DSDS is an important event if we want to achieve a globally shared framework on sustainable development.
Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran on DSDS 2013
Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director, Sustainable Development Outreach at the TERI, talks about how the DSDS-2013 to be held on January 31 this year will focus on resource efficient growth and development and how those challenges can be met.
Africa ahoy: the race for renewablesFeb 03, 2013As a continent with the largest resource trove and a population that languishes in poverty, the time has come for Africa to get its renewable energy revolution going.
Cities should be hospitable and resilient: Rockefeller FoundationFeb 22, 2013Dr Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where her work includes developing initiatives regarding building resilience for poor and vulnerable people who will be affected by climate change. She was in India recently to attend the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS) and spoke to OneWorld about how Indian cities are being made resilient to disasters and climate change.
Akshima Tejas Ghate, Research Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), highlights the significance of mass transportation. She said that the urban transport sector needs proper investment in terms of infrastructure, planning and budgeting.