Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013: Interviews

Cities should be hospitable and resilient: Rockefeller Foundation

Feb 22, 2013 03:00 PM Dr 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.
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Climate change threat needs a multi-tier, multi-country effort: US official

Feb 21, 2013 01:18 PM Robert D Hormats, United States’ Under Secretary Of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, was at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), held recently in New Delhi. He tells OneWorld that the US and India are cooperating on a range of environmental issues and this collaboration involves scientists, technicians and companies.
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The economists are out of touch with realities: Bittu Sahgal

Feb 14, 2013 10:00 AM Bittu Sahgal is an environmental activist and writer who has been attending one of India’s foremost sustainable development meets, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, for a while now. Rahul Kumar catches up with him at the DSDS-2013 to discuss an assortment of social and green issues like economists and growth; big conferences and sustainable development; as well as the buzzwords that have entered our environmental lexicon.
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Beyond the tipping point, climate change consequences will be difficult: UK professor

Feb 12, 2013 12:04 PM Prof Godfrey Boyle is Professor Emeritus at The Open University, UK, and a visiting professor at The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) University in New Delhi. He has been keeping an eye on the weather for the last many decades. Now, he predicts that the world is headed for disaster, very fast, but still does not commit on how far, or close, is the planet’s tipping point.
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Climate change is not a problem of an individual country or a region: Guyana President

Feb 07, 2013 10:10 PM Donald Ramotar, the President of Guyana, who was in India to attend the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), tells OneWorld South Asia that even the multilateral institutions reflect the interests of the developed countries. Excerpts from the interview:

Let's create platforms, converge and create bigger impact: Venkatesh Valluri, Ingersoll Rand

Feb 05, 2013 03:35 PM Talking at the DSDS 2013, Ingersoll Rand's Chairman & President, Venkatesh Valluri talks to Bushra Ahmed and Rajiv Tikoo of OneWorld South Asia about the sustainability challenges that industries face and how organisations must get together to make a bigger impact while giving back to society.
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India's farmers are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts

Feb 03, 2013 10:35 PM The potential of the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), can be tapped to increase the adaptive capacities of communities to fight climate change, says Ilona Porsché, Project Director, GIZ, on the sidelines of a DSDS-2013 conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute. Excerpts...
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"There is a need to change conventional perspectives of business" Namita Vikas, CSO, YES BANK

Jan 30, 2013 06:45 PM Chief Sustainability Officer of YES BANK, Namita Vikas talks to OneWorld South Asia about her organisation's Responsible Banking initiative, and the many ways YES BANK is making sustainability its priority.
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DSDS will look at 'farm to fork' sustainability of palm oil industry: Darrel Webber, RSPO

Jan 29, 2013 06:53 PM Darrel Webber, Secretary General, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), talks about the importance the edible oil industry is putting on sustainable supply chains that do not damage the environment. Ahead of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 where global trends in the industry will be discussed, Webber talks about how organisations globally are helping the industry get over its challenges.
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Environment is not just a sectoral issue: Nitin Desai

Jan 21, 2013 05:05 PM Environment is an over-arching issue. It’s not just about having a department of environment but injecting the idea of sustainability into everything—energy, transport, even the fiscal policy—says Nitin Desai, Distinguished Fellow at TERI.
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YUVA Meet to sensitise youth on environmental sustainability

Jan 05, 2013 05:50 PM Youth must take special interest in following our traditions of living with modesty and compassion to conserve the environment and operationalise sustainability at the local and global levels, says Ranjeeta Buti, Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute.

‘Untried technologies may hamper poverty eradication in developing countries’

Jan 04, 2013 12:25 PM Distinguished Fellow, TERI, Dr Prodipto Ghosh is a Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change; Member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change, and Scientific Consultant in the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India. In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, he says that the benefits of reducing green house gas emissions will actually free India from external dependence on energy sources.
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Identify knowledge that is good for people

Dec 26, 2012 05:45 PM Nitya Nanda, Fellow, TERI, in a short talk with Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, tells that traditional knowledge cannot be owned by private parties and hence is not amenable to commercial exploitation even if it is often superior to other knowledge.
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BRICS is articulating the need for change at the global level: Ambassador Dasgupta

Dec 17, 2012 07:40 PM Chandrashekhar Dasgupta talks to OneWorld South Asia on the way ahead for BRICS countries over climate change negotiations as well as managing their economic growth. Dasgupta, a Distinguished Fellow at TERI, is engaged with research on Climate Change and other global environmental issues. Earlier, as an officer with Indian Foreign Service, he was the Indian ambassador to many countries.
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Employment and growth potential of a green economy

Dec 11, 2012 05:10 PM Green economy has become the new buzzword for businesses to do their bit for the environment. Shailly Kedia, Associate Fellow and Area Convenor, Green Growth Strategies Area, TERI talks to OneWorld South Asia on what is the potential of green economy for businesses and the environment, especially in the current context of business with responsibility.

"There needs to be greater recognition of the new risks due to climate change"

Dec 04, 2012 01:13 PM India has fairly detailed disaster management plans – down to the district level – but there needs to be greater recognition of the new risks due to climate change, says Ulka Kelkar, Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI.

DSDS 2013 can show a sustainable way to the world: TERI DG RK Pachauri

Oct 23, 2012 07:35 PM TERI, one of India’s top research organisations, is holding its flagship global conference, the DSDS in January 2013. TERI Director-General Dr RK Pachauri talks to OneWorld South Asia about his expectations from the summit.
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