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Rio + 20 – A Step Forward?

By : Shradha Kapur, Dec 7, 2011

In the following article, the author evaluates the road to the 'Rio +20' Conference and its potential implications.

In 2012, Rio de Jeneiro will witness a deja-vu. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as the Rio + 20, will...

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U.N. chief: Major climate deal unlikely

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2011

An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions.

The European "...

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Sustainable agriculture – An evergreen revolution

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 4, 2011

The "Father of the Green Revolution in India", Prof. M S Swaminathan shares his views on the status of the National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture, and myriad opportunities for India to explore.

Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine...

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"Tax incentives will catalyze corporate action on Sustainability," says senior industry expert

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 2, 2011

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Chairman Emeritus – Construction Industry Development Council and Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact shares his views on the role of policy and voluntary guidelines as a driver for sustainability amongst Indian corporates.

In addition to...

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UN says climate talks will miss Kyoto deadline

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 7, 2011

Small island states, at risk from rising seas due to climate change, hinted on Tuesday at a compromise in order to kick-start U.N. talks on reaching a binding deal to curb global warming.

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), which represents 43 countries, said...

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India seeks UN support for recognition of its afforestation efforts

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 5, 2011

If 40 billion dollars were invested a year in the forestry sector, it could reduce deforestation rates by half by 2030, and lead to the creation of millions of new jobs, according to a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released here today jointly by Environment...

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Environment & Forests Ministry to Organize Stakeholders’ Consultations and to Launch UN Decade on Biodiversity for Asia and Pacific

By : sustainabilityo..., May 21, 2011

India is hosting the eleventh Conference of the Parties (CoP-11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (CoP/MoP-6) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to be held on 1-19 October, 2012. ...

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India seeks equity and universal energy access by 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., May 18, 2011

India today made a strong call for equity and universal energy access by the year 2030 for all at the meeting of the UN Secretary General''s High Level Panel for Global Sustainability.

Participating at the meeting of the Panel at Helsinki, capital of Finland,...

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Commission on Sustainable Development

By : sustainabilityo..., May 16, 2011

The Commission on Sustainable Development ended its nineteenth session early Saturday morning, unable to agree on policy decisions on practical measures to advance chemical and waste management, transform transport and mining practices, and establish a long-awaited 10-Year...

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UN body suggests mechanism to adapt to climate change

By : sustainabilityo..., May 14, 2011

 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) — the United Nations' authoritative voice on weather, climate and water — has recommended setting up of a Global System for Climate Services which will help countries understand and adapt to climate change and reduce the risk of...

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