Pope Francis has made his strongest attack yet on genetically modified plants and animals (GMOs) and the Biotech Industry (which includes companies such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Du Pont, Syngenta and ChemChina), in a letter to the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Professor José Graziano da Silva on World Food Day. From Sustainable Pulse.
India is set for a period of rapid, sustained growth in energy demand: how could this re-shape the global energy scene? This comprehensive analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) assesses the multiple challenges and opportunities facing India as it develops the resources and infrastructure to meet its energy needs.
This article from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change reports on Indian NGO Swayam Shikshan Prayog‘s network of 1,100+ women entrepreneurs across India promoting clean energy through a complete “ecosystem” approach as users, educators, providers, and supporters of clean energy.
This article from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change tells the story of how Indian NGO Swayam Shikshan Prayog has created a network of 1,100 women entrepreneurs across India who are promoting clean energy through a complete “ecosystem” approach. Most rural households in India rely on polluting energy sources like firewood and kerosene for their…
‘ATHO ANTHA PARAVAI POLA’ exposes the human induced causes of climate change and its impact on fisher folk communities in Tamil Nadu. It also raises questions on climate justice denied to these vulnerable communities.
Bindu writes about climate change, climate justice, and the need for resilience in the context of growing food in uncertain weather in Auroville, an international community in south India based on the Integral Yoga philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. Image: The Souryan Garden, the first vegetable garden of Budda Garden in Auroville.
Pope Francis says destroying the environment is a sin, saying humans are turning the planet into ‘wasteland full of debris, desolation and filth’ in a call for urgent action on climate change. From The Guardian.
In March 2016, the Kerala Paristhithi Aikyavedi, an umbrella organisation of environmental groups in the State, released a green development agenda for political parties to incorporate into their manifesto for the elections to the Assembly. Aikyavedi leaders V.S. Vijayan, R. Sridhar and S. Usha said the green agenda was aimed at ensuring the sustainable development of the State. Source: The Hindu.
Ambalayal in Wayanad with its rich biological heritage is on the brink of becoming an environmental disaster. Unprecedented mindless granite quarrying has denuded the land, skewered rainfall patterns and destroyed its pristine heritage. Court Orders have been ignored and licenses for mining have been given to vested interests. An affirmative cursory survey report without taking into account micro-climatic changes and expert opinions, have stymied all efforts made by activists and local people. CKM Nabeel‘s plea for environmental justice is lost in the cacophony of aggrandizement and greed.