Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013: Interviews
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.
[South Asia] [Cities] [Resilience] [Rockefeller Foundation] [India]
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.
[Robert D Hormats] [US Under Secretary Of State] [Climate change] [Sustainable Development] [DSDS 2013]
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.
[Economists] [Sustainable development] [DSDS-2013] [Bittu Sahgal] [TERI]
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.
[DSDS 2013] [Tipping Point] [Climate change]
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:
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.
[Business] [Sustainability] [CSR] [Dow Jones Sustainability Index]
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...
[Sustainable Agriculture] [Agriculture] [Climate change] [Sustainable Development] [India] [Indian Farmers] [South Asia] [DSDS 2013]
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.
[CSR] [Sustainability] [YES BANK] [DSDS 2013]
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.
[supply chains] [sustainability] [Edible Oil industry] [RSPO]
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.
[DSDS 2013] [Environment] [TERI] [Sustainable development]
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.
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.
[carbon emissions] [Climate Change] [Kyoto Protocol] [India] [Indian Prime Minister] [DSDS 2013] [TERI]
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.
[DSDS] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [Education For All] [India] [DSDS 2013] [South Asia] [Education]
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.
[Climate Change] [Kyoto Protocol] [BRICS members] [Sustainable Development] [DSDS 2013]
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.
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.
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.
[R K Pachauri] [Climate change] [Sustainable Development] [Green Growth] [DSDS 2013]