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Training scheme aims to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2010

As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.

According to the 2009 UN Greenhouse Gas inventory, UN Field...

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ASEM summit to discuss a slew of issues

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Oct 4, 2010

Vice-President Hamid Ansari arrived here on Sunday to attend the eighth Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which has been termed a “policymaking laboratory” for the free and frank environment it gives world leaders to air their views.

The summit, taking place a month...

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Subject Tags: Technology , War

PCMC seeks more time for JNNURM projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 24, 2010

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has sought a one year extension from the Union government for completing the Pavana dam Nigdi pipeline project and sewage treatment plant (STP) at Charholi being carried out under...

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Shyam Saran: India's China challenge

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 21, 2010

In fashioning an appropriate China strategy, India must recognise that the essential character of India-China relations is and will remain competitive. We represent two contrasting but long-standing civilisations. Each has its own deeply rooted cultural ethos despite the...

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Subject Tags: China , War

Water Dispute Raises Tension Between India and Pakistanis

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 21, 2010

In this high Himalayan valley on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, the latest battle line between India and Pakistan has been drawn.

his time it is not the ground underfoot, which has been disputed since the bloody partition of British India in 1947, but the water...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Pakistan , War

Kashmir Youth Fight – to Save the Environment

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 9, 2010

Using the bigger space for community participation given the better security situation, young people in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir have been busy organising festivals and creative campaigns to drum up awareness of environmental woes.

Among their causes are...

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Analysis: Who benefits from 2-year moratorium on forest clearing?

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 8, 2010

It didn’t take long for palm oil producers to respond to Norway’s recently signed US$1 billion grant, given in exchange for a two-year moratorium on any new clearing of Indonesia’s rainforest and peatlands. Association of Palm Oil Producers secretary-general Joko Supriyono...

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India conspires again

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 5, 2010


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Subject Tags: Business , India , War , World Bank

Stepping up the ‘green' footprint

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 4, 2010

India will overtake the US in becoming the nation with the largest registered green building footprint in the world by 2015, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Apart from the sense of pride one feels over India's achievement, the country's prospective...

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Subject Tags: Politics , Technology , War

Island claimed by India and Bangladesh sinks below sea level

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 25, 2010

For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island has gone.

New Moore island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said...

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Subject Tags: Bangladesh , Technology , War