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Chairman's Articles
United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) : What has changed?
1st June 2016

United Nations Environment Programme was established as a result of Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Paying back for Nature’s Services: Our way
1st March 2016

Bio-diversity by definition expresses the variability among the various living organisms. Many believe that bio-diversity is important

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Yoga can help deal with climate change
21st June 2015

Except for the quiet perennial flow of waters in the Rhine every ambience of the city of Bonn has undergone a change over...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Mr. Rajendra Shende invited on the France 24 channel
20th May 2015

TERRE Chairman Mr Rajendra Shende invited on the France 24 channel for the panel discussion on Climate Change.

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Beyond borders: India, China must show climate stewardship
09th April 2015

Hsan-tsang, a scholarly Chinese monk in Vedic and Buddhism studies, crossed the...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

French rural tourism concept could help Modi’s inclusive development
09th April 2015

One year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born, in 1951, a young French...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

An opportunity for 'nouveau' chapter in India-France collaboration
09th April 2015

AS Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a visit to France, the first stop of his...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Coughing Kejriwal: Scary Mandate and Scary Pollution
21st Feb 2015

The day Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, which means Common Man's Party) won...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Was Modi-Obama's bullet proof summit climate-proof too?
05 Feb 2015

When US President Barack Obama alighted from his bulletproof car on Rajpath on Jan 26, he was received by...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Obama and Modi can change global climate of inaction (Comment: Special to IANS)
24 January 2015

It was early morning. I was listening to US President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address in my farm up...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

India's Ecologica Challenges Dangers of forgetting the past
20 July 2014

Ecology is ingrained in Indian psyche. It is part of our scriptures, our culture, our social behavior and has been...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Will South Asian countries swear-in by Green Growth?
10 June 2014

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.

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

It Does Little for Poorer Countries
29 May, 2014

I was an observer from the United Nations at the jamboree that gave birth to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Climate apartheid: Sherpas fall victims in Himalayan black snow
29 May, 2014

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...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

An opportunity to abolish climate-apartheid
04 May, 2014

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

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Diaspora & sustainability
25 March 2014

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.

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

The Developing World Must Act Too
Tue, 1 April 2014

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.

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Greetings on the National Science Day
Fri, 28 Feb 2014

28th of February, 1928 has gone down in the global history of science. India's most distinguished scientists and physicist ....

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

न आटणारा वनराई बंधारा
Mon, 17 Feb 2014

धारीयाजींच्या संपूर्ण काम करण्याच्या विस्मयकारक वृत्तीच्या आशीर्वादामुळे वनराई बंधारयातील पाणी कधीच कमी होणार नाही. धारीयाजींच्या आणि वनराई कार्यकर्त्यांच्या दृड निश्चयाने पुरेपूर ....

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Climate game played in stadium without any goals
Mon, 25 Nov. 2013

The national stadium of Warsaw is brand new but the game being played there has now become familiar, fogyish and frustrating. ...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Nelson Mandela
Mandela Madiba : 95th Birthday Leader of the Centuries to Come
Thus, 18 Jul. 2013

A man who was not bitter about those who put him 27 years in prison is Mandela-a giant with vision and focus. ..

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

General Motors and Rajubhagarwalla
General Motors and Rajubhagarwalla
Wed, 12 Dec.

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)...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Back to Nature
Back to Nature...
Thus, 08 Jan. 2013

Environmental Restoration and living with nature is turning out to be the key for reversing the trends of urban migration. ...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Troubled Talks, Gapping Gulf and Courageous Qatar
Troubled Talks, Gapping Gulf and Courageous Qatar
Thus, 22 Nov. 2012

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 ...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Ozone Treaty or Climate Treaty
Ozone Treaty or climate Treaty ?
2012

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

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Mahatma Gandhi and Steve Jobs
2011

The first week of month of October brought shower of thoughts about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Steve Paul Jobs...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Rio + 20 Summit or Gambit
Rio + 20 Summit or Gambit?
2012

Mathematically titled as “Rio+20”, denoting 20th Anniversary of the famous landmark in the history of the civilization-called ‘Earth Summit’...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

From Rhine Land to Amazon Forest Can we see the Forest for the Trees ?
2014

I am on the way to Rio to participate in an event nick named ‘Rio+20’ & seize ‘one in life time opportunity’...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Finally, I see some Green shades after French election, …………… but not really !
2014

The frantic and some times even querulous French Presidential campaign ended on 6th May...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

iCloud : up in the sky!
2014

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! ...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Technological Arrogance & Nature’s Might
2014

100 years on after Titanic disaster and more than one year after the Fukushima disaster, I cannot prevent myself distancing from a thought that ...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
2014

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” These words reverberated at the round table in The White House, Washington DC. Temptation to hazard a guess on who said it is overwhelming...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP

Lunch in Fukushima and Nuclear Renaissance
2014

Nothing like having nice authentic Japanese food sitting with some energy experts and debating on the future of nuclear energy...

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Rajendra Shende

Chairman TERRE
Former Director, UNEP