Hon. Shri Prakash Javdekar
Excerpts from address of Hon. Shri Prakash Javdekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, India at the Ministerial Plenary of the First United Nations Environment Assembly , 26 - 27 June, 2014, in Nairobi
Why are we so NEGATIVE?
Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
Selecting and Best Service Practices for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Using Next-Generation Refrigerants for Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection
Kaas - In all its might or at the limit of its plight?
Kaas - A beautiful plateau, situated just a few hours away from Pune, is not only blessed by the natural blossoms, but also picturesque views of the surrounding Sahyadris and the Kaas lake.
Interview with Paul Newman, Senior Scientist, NASA, USA
On hurricane aircraft field mission at the Wallops Island Flight Facility. Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE and former Director UNEP, on the occasion of International Ozone Day-2013 had chat with Paul Newman of NASA.
United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) : What has changed?
United Nations Environment Programme was established as a result of Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.
Paying back for Nature’s Services: Our way
Bio-diversity by definition expresses the variability among the various living organisms. Many believe that bio-diversity is important
Yoga can help deal with climate change
Except for the quiet perennial flow of waters in the Rhine every ambience of the city of Bonn has undergone a change over
Mr. Rajendra Shende invited on the France 24 channel
TERRE Chairman Mr Rajendra Shende invited on the France 24 channel for the panel discussion on Climate Change.
Beyond borders: India, China must show climate stewardship
Hsan-tsang, a scholarly Chinese monk in Vedic and Buddhism studies, crossed the
French rural tourism concept could help Modi’s inclusive development
One year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born, in 1951, a young French
An opportunity for 'nouveau' chapter in India-France collaboration
AS Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a visit to France, the first stop of his
Coughing Kejriwal: Scary Mandate and Scary Pollution
The day Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, which means Common Man's Party) won...
Was Modi-Obama's bullet proof summit climate-proof too?
When US President Barack Obama alighted from his bulletproof car on Rajpath on Jan 26, he was received by
Obama and Modi can change global climate of inaction (Comment: Special to IANS)
It was early morning. I was listening to US President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address in my farm up
India's Ecologica Challenges Dangers of forgetting the past
Ecology is ingrained in Indian psyche. It is part of our scriptures, our culture, our social behavior and has been
Will South Asian countries swear-in by Green Growth?
May 26, 2014 could prove to be the day of ‘turning a page’ in the history of the relation between India and its South Asian neighbours.
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
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...
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 2°Celsius
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.
The Developing World Must Act Too
It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change, it has been said of the theory of natural selection
Greetings on the National Science Day
28th of February, 1928 has gone down in the global history of science. India's most distinguished scientists and physicist
न आटणारा वनराई बंधारा
धारीयाजींच्या संपूर्ण काम करण्याच्या विस्मयकारक वृत्तीच्या आशीर्वादामुळे वनराई बंधारयातील पाणी कधीच कमी होणार नाही. धारीयाजींच्या आणि वनराई कार्यकर्त्यांच्या दृड निश्चयाने पुरेपूर
Climate game played in stadium without any goals
The national stadium of Warsaw is brand new but the game being played there has now become familiar, fogyish and frustrating.
Mandela Madiba : 95th Birthday Leader of the Centuries to Come
A man who was not bitter about those who put him 27 years in prison is Mandela-a giant with vision and focus
General Motors and Raju Bhagarwalla
Raju is 'bhangarwalla' (one who goes house to house and collects all kinds of solid waste by paying to scrap-provider and makes money by selling it to recyclers)
Back to Nature...
Environmental Restoration and living with nature is turning out to be the key for reversing the trends of urban migration.
Troubled Talks, Gapping Gulf and Courageous Qatar
Four years ago, at this time of the year, I was in Doha, capital city of Qatar, for the 20th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to
Treaty or climate Treaty ?
Rajendra Shende, who retired from UNEP as Head of OzonAction of DTIE at the level of Director, is better known as ‘man in hurry with action-agenda
Mahatama Gandhi and Steve Jobs
The first week of month of October brought shower of thoughts about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Steve Paul Jobs...
From Rhine Land to Amazon Forest Can we see the Forest for the Trees ?
On such Journey, as a former Director in United Nations, I should be forward looking. But I just cannot wipe out the scenes on the banks of Rhine in Bonn where the preparatory meeting on Climate Change hosted by UNFCCC concluded on 25 May 2012.
Finally, I see some Green shades after French election, …………… but not really !
The frantic and some times even querulous French Presidential campaign ended on 6th May...
iCloud : up in the sky!
The world of today can best be described as a “virtual-world”! We engage in almost every thing virtual. Virtual-conferences, virtual-exhibitions and even virtual-universities! ...