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MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
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Development from mining is a chimera

Jan 02, 2008 08:20 AM The Centre for Science and Environment has released its sixth State of India’s Environment report, titled: Rich Lands, Poor People – Is Sustainable Mining Possible? The report argues that mining in India rarely benefits the regions from where these minerals are extracted; on the contrary it has lead to further impoverishment of people.

Act before it becomes irreversible

Dec 28, 2007 08:25 AM UNDP’s latest Human Development Report 2007-08 titled: Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world, talks of how people across the globe have already started facing the adverse effects of climate change. It makes a passionate call to act now before this ecological catastrophe becomes unavoidable.

Providing a virtual solution

Dec 17, 2007 12:00 AM OneClimate, a website by the OneWorld network, has helped people travel light to the UN climate conference at Bali through the online virtual world of Second Life.

Rapidly warming Asia Pacific

Nov 23, 2007 08:25 AM Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific, released by Oxfam and others, focuses on the threat from climate change to around four billion people in the region and its environment. More than half live along the coast, exposing them to the fury of rising seas. Bangladesh, featuring prominently in the report, is currently trying to recover from the Cyclone Sidr.

Children are highest casualties in Bangladesh cyclone

Nov 21, 2007 12:00 AM Aid agencies have put the total death count at over 5,000 – more than half being children – four days after Cyclone Sidr wrecked Bangladesh’s southern coast. An estimated 400,000 children under the age of five have been affected by the fatal storm in Bangladesh, with many drowning or being injured by falling trees.
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People in Conservation - Community Conserved Areas in India

Sep 12, 2007 12:00 AM This booklet, from Kalpavriksh, offers examples and insights from Community Conserved Areas for resolving conflicts and improving the management of official protected areas. It highlights the need for legal, political, financial or technical support from governments and civil society and suggests the implementation, in India, of provisions regarding CCAs that are now incorporated under the international Convention on Biological Diversity.

India’s Nirmal Gram leading way to cleanliness

Jun 27, 2007 12:00 AM Recipient of this year’s Nirmal Gram Puruskar for 100% sanitation coverage, this Indian village in Rajasthan’s Alwar region is paving the way for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Global meltdown: India needs to act fast

Jun 13, 2007 12:00 AM Melting ice and snow caps are leading to rising temperatures and sea levels. India will be severely affected, among other Asian countries, by reduced water availability for drinking and agriculture, hunger and forced migration.

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