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Environment News can be good news
Environment News can be good news

After 30 years of protecting the ozone layer, some reasons to be cheerful. During1980s the world leaders went through difficult time of negotiations intended to save the Ozone Layer....

It Does Little for Poorer Countries
It Does Little for Poorer Countries

I was an observer from the United Nations at the jamboree that gave birth to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and began talk about cap and trade ... [read...]

Climate apartheid: Sherpas fall victims in Himalayan black snow
Climate apartheid: Sherpas fall victims in Himalayan black snow

A few more whacks of the ice axe in the firm snow, and we stood on top," stated Sir Edmund Hillary about his final climb - the first by mankind... [read...]

An opportunity to abolish climate-apartheid
An opportunity to abolish climate-apartheid

Delegates taking part in Abu Dhabi Ascent should pledge to adopt plans that will keep the global temperature rise below 2Celsius... [read...]

Diaspora & sustainability
Diaspora & sustainability

Erica Sita is a young enthusiast from a small island called Reunion near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. She is a management graduate in finance and works with passion on CSR. [read...]

 

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Green Olympiad Award Ceremony
Green Olympiad Award Ceremony
Well Hand over Program at Vandre Village
Well Hand over Program at Vandre Village

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Vandre Village Well construction inauguration Ceremony
Vandre Village Well construction inauguration Ceremony

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TERRE Objectives

 

To demystify the nexus between environment and development

TERRE ObjectivesEnvironmental protection and human development are at the core of the debate on contemporary social and economic order. Our unsustainable life styles are impacting our global climate. Though such debates are of major concerns for civil society, they are a fringe concern of the politicians that the democratic world elects to govern civil society. For example, climate change sits atop the list of global issues facing world leaders, but it is only mentioned marginally in election manifestos and hardly at all in the speeches of those who ask for votes in developing countries. There is clear gap between expectations of civil society and the intentions of governing leaders. TERRE aims to contribute to closing this gap.

 

To promote the shared understanding and political will to take action

TERRE ObjectivesTERRE serves as a platform and turning point for generating the political will necessary for action, both globally and domestically, by enhancing the knowledge of civil society.

TERRE is an honest broker in the complex and often controversial debate over unsustainable patterns of consumption, including those patterns related to climate change. The message that TERRE promotes is ‘We can protect the environment and still achieve meaningful development.’

 

 

To bring actors together

TERRE is a non-political group working as policy hub to shape the minds of the citizens and more importantly the politicians. It helps align the thinking of academics, parliamentarians and business corporations on the need for sustainable patterns of consumption, including emissions of the greenhouse gases. Corporations and blue chip companies that believe in corporate social responsibility are part of TERRE’s alliance. TERRE acts as a bridge between academicians and business people on environment and development issues.

 

To promote policies that spark off appropriate actions

TERRE ObjectivesTERRE shuns from pointing fingers, but promotes holding hands, to find solutions and catalyze action.

TERRE offers citizens – from every walk of life – a platform to explore new thoughts and new common ground (?) through consultations, studies, projects and online content. The paradigm of good governance and precincts of best practices and definitions of sustainability are constantly shifting and often confusing. TERRE believes that it is only the participatory process, ‘by the people for the people and of the people’, that can lead us to actions towards a sustainable world.

 

What the centre would do?

TERRE ObjectivesWhile India is the starting point, TERRE’s initiatives know no geographic limitations. Environmental impacts cross regions and political boundaries.

TERRE networks with NGOs, governements, business associations and financial institutions internationally to enable sharing of ideas that can advance the goal of transforming society to a more sustainable lifestyle model. In this Endeavour TERRE :

  • Produces in simple, straightforward and demystifying language, analyses of key climate issues and promotes actions for sustainability
  • Works to keep decision makers in the government and business informed on how to shape the solutions
  • Reaches out to educate key audiences like media, youth and NGOs