- Wildlife bill gives tiger lion's share of protection
Aug 13, 2013
The new Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill-2013 saw a massive provision to save the tiger, but had hardly any for the lions of India which are also facing a dire fate.
[Enviornment] [Wildlife] [Tiger] [India]
- There is a need for stricter fuel emission norms: Shri Prakash
Jan 31, 2014
Increasing air pollution has become a great health hazard and is responsible for increase in respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, writes Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
[Sustainable Development] [Enviornment] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit]
- Nagaland hosts summit on mountain development
Sep 26, 2013
The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is an effort by the Himalayan states of the country to chalk out a roadmap for sustainable development.
[India] [Himalayas] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Enviornment]
- Theft of natural resources is a new challenge: UNEP
Nov 07, 2013
The UNEP and Interpol assessed impacts of environmental crime on security and development at first high level meeting in Nairobi.
[UN] [Sustainable development] [Enviornment]
- CCBA unveils Climate Community & Biodiversity Standards
Dec 13, 2013
The new edition simplifies the requirements for demonstrating net positive climate benefits.
[Enviornment] [Climate Change policy]
- Narmada dependent Indore ignores local wetlands: expert
Apr 09, 2014
The water-people connection is lost with emergence of piped water supply from distant sources, said G K Bhat, a specialist in drought and water resource management.
[Water resources] [Water management] [South Asia] [Enviornment] [India rivers] [Water conservation] [Wetlands]
- Greenpeace India challenges IB allegations
Jun 12, 2014
Greenpeace India challenges the allegations by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and professes to stand for sustainable and inclusive growth.
[Greenpeace] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Enviornment]
- American girl distributes LED bulbs to Indian poor
Jul 14, 2016
Meera Vashisht from Houston, Texas, took it upon herself to raise funds and distribute LED bulbs to the poor people.
[Enviornment] [American Girl] [Energy crisis] [Indian Government]
- Patriarchy is a stumbling block on the way to sustainable world: Porritt
Jan 30, 2014
Violence against women and violence against the earth seems to originate from the same hatefully exploitative economic system, writes Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future.
[Enviornment] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit]
- No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi
Nov 18, 2014
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.
[Green Buildings] [Energy crisis] [India] [Enviornment] [South Asia] [Green cities]
- Uttarakhand govt asked not to issue sand mining permits
Sep 06, 2013
The order came on a petition which alleged that large scale removal of sand from river beds is being carried out without any environment clearance.
[South Asia] [Uttarakhand] [Enviornment] [India]
- Fight for flight: Securing wetlands for migratory birds in Kashmir
Sep 05, 2013
Months of lobbying helped the wildlife department to take over 1400 Kanals of wetland (around 175 acres) in Pampore from the revenue department.
[Wildlife] [South Asia] [Enviornment] [India]
- Over 90% Indians feel climate change is a reality: survey
Jun 04, 2014
A majority of Indians feel that climate change is a reality with average temperatures rising and rainfall decreasing, according to TERI.
[South Asia] [India] [Climate Change policy] [Enviornment]
- India State of Forest Report-2013 unveiled
Jul 09, 2014
There is a need to make afforestation the ‘People’s Movement’, said Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
[Enviornment] [India] [South Asia]
- CSR activities should compete with government schemes: IIRD Director
Dec 05, 2013
In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Dr L C Sharma, Director of Integrated Rural Development (IIRD), said that corporates should be convinced to invest in rural India.
[Corporate Social Responsibility] [Enviornment] [Employment] [South Asia] [Indian NGOs] [India social schemes] [Indian Government]
- Indian diaspora’s help sought for cleaning up river Ganga
Jan 09, 2015
The Indian water resources minister called upon the Indian Diaspora to participate in the ‘Namo Ganga’ Project.
[South Asia] [Ganga river pollution] [Enviornment] [Sustainable Development] [Indian Diaspora]
- Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot
Sep 02, 2014
Biodiversity in the Western Ghats has been under siege for decades, writes Priyanka Pulla.
[India] [Enviornment] [Biodiversity] [South Asia]
- BMW vrooms into green gear on Delhi streets
Jun 08, 2015
“The global automotive industry is witnessing a paradigm shift from the conventional combustion engine to sustainable mobility solutions,” said Sahr, President, BMW India.
[Carbon Emissions] [Automotive industry] [Enviornment] [Energy] [BMW]
- Environment sustainability crucial for Smart Cities in India
Sep 02, 2015
With the Indian government rooting for ‘Smart Cities’ there is an urgent need to ensure environmental sustainability of these projects.
[India] [Housing] [South Asia] [Enviornment]
- Expert lays stress on green farming for green economy
Aug 26, 2013
“Adoption of best scientific and management practices would be key to optimizing nutrient efficiency and crop productivity,” Prof RB Singh said.
[Enviornment] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [India]
- UNEA calls for strengthened action on air quality
Jun 30, 2014
“The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are part of a delicate ecosystem that is increasingly under pressure,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
[UN] [South Asia] [Enviornment]
- The World We Made
Dec 06, 2013
The book talks about the need for immediate and urgent action on sustainable development and also provides a series of steps required to reach that goal.
[Enviornment] [Sustainable development] [South Asia]
- Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation leaves Yamuna plan in limbo
Feb 17, 2014
Days before his resignation as Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, was in the process of scheduling a meet with scientists to discuss ways for cleaning up dirty Yamuna.
[Yamuna] [Enviornment] [South Asia] [Pollution] [India] [Delhi Chief Minister] [Arvind Kejriwal]
- Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations
Sep 26, 2013
The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city of Murmansk in Russia.
[Sustainable Development] [Enviornment] [Greenpeace International]
- Lakes are biggest asset of Bhopal, says wetlands expert
Feb 19, 2014
Good agriculture is not possible without the presence of wetlands, said experts at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands.
[India] [Enviornment] [India lakes] [Wetlands] [South Asia]