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Sustainability is not a choice, but a necessity
Feb 12, 2014 South Asian region is most vulnerable to climate change impact, warns Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar.
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India has a great potential for setting up next-gen cities
Feb 12, 2014 “We need to think on the possibilities of creating smart sustainable cities,’’said Amitabh Kant, MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC).
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Pakistan kicks off strategy for sustainable development
Aug 05, 2013 The ambitious tech-driven agenda may help the country ward off natural disasters and move to a path of sustainable growth.
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Indian government launches MP model village scheme
Oct 13, 2014 The Indian Prime Minister said that people’s participation in development was essential in building model villages.
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Gujarat model did not benefit the poor: Jayati Ghosh
Sep 11, 2014 Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
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Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study
Apr 08, 2015 The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
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Smiling women make a beautiful society, says ace photographer
Mar 09, 2014 Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
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Urbanisation threatens sustainable development : UN study
Jul 03, 2013 Innovative strategies and investments are needed to promote sustainable development, including in the world's cities, said Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
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There is a need for stricter fuel emission norms: Shri Prakash
Jan 31, 2014 Increasing air pollution has become a great health hazard and is responsible for increase in respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, writes Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
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Nagaland hosts summit on mountain development
Sep 26, 2013 The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is an effort by the Himalayan states of the country to chalk out a roadmap for sustainable development.
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Roundtable to discuss financing for sustainable farming
Jan 07, 2014 OneWorld along with SJS is organising a roundtable conference in New Delhi to discuss ways of financing sustainable agriculture in Uttarakhand.
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Conference to bring NGOs, corporates together
Feb 27, 2012 A three-day exhibition and conference that aims at fostering alliances and networks between Indian corporates and NGOs will have 150 NGOs and foundations to showcase their work. The event, from March 16-18, 2012, is being supported by Guidestar India, Oxfam, The National Trust and FICCI.
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Golden Peacock Awards 2012
Aug 01, 2012 This year’s Golden Peacock Awards (under various sectors and categories to create intra-sector competitiveness) will be presented at Lords, during the London Global Convention, being held on 10-12 October 2012 in London.
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DSDS-2015 to open the debate on development agenda
Feb 01, 2015 Representatives from over 35 countries, 13 Heads of States (current and former), ministers and more than 100 corporate heads will attend the Summit.
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The ‘art’ of sustainable development
Aug 14, 2012 Nokia launched “Create To Inspire,” a fellowship programme with Oxfam India to engage India’s youth on sustainable consumption, initially kick-starting in the cities of Delhi and Hyderabad.
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Minister assures support to beleaguered NGOs
Aug 21, 2012 Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni assured the Indian non profit sector of help regarding the delisting of over 4,000 NGOs by the government. Speaking at the India NGO Awards, Soni said: “I was extremely sorry to know that these NGOs were delisted. I will help you find out why they were delisted. You can also use the Right to Information (RTI) route. The RTI too was an outcome of the efforts of the civil society.”
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Institute for sustainable enterprise takes off
Sep 03, 2012 The kick-starting of the Indian Institute of Sustainable Business in the southern city of Bangalore, India will prove to be an innovative and much-needed space which will ensure future entrepreneurs work through sustainable business models and principles.
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Budgeting for sustainability
Feb 07, 2012 Government schemes should be re-oriented from an ecological and social justice perspective in the long run. But, as an intermediate measure, each of these agencies should budget for environmental measures, writes environmentalist Ashish Kothari.
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Sustainable development of oceans key to fight hunger
Apr 23, 2013 "The sustainable development of world’s maritime harvests, as well as climate change, had become “a question of survival – just like hunger,” a UN official said.
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UN agencies make progress towards climate neutrality
Mar 03, 2014 The fifth edition of the report ‘Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN’ details the emissions from 64 United Nations organizations.
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Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations
Sep 26, 2013 The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city of Murmansk in Russia.
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Wetlands conservation is a prime focus of MP government:Thakkar
Feb 18, 2014 Lokendra Thakkar, Coordinator, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization, Madhya Pradesh spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands. Excerpts:
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Hope SDGs achieve what MDGs could not: DSDS-2014
Feb 18, 2014 Water needs to be priced to reflect its scarcity, said, Montek Singh, Deputy Chairperson, Planning Commission of India, during his valedictory address at DSDS-2014.
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Treat wetlands as living bodies, urge experts
Feb 18, 2014 Governance played a crucial role in the conservation of lakes, said, Mansee Bal, Faculty, Erasmus University, Rotterdam Netherlands.
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Minimise groundwater misuse, urges Indian PM
Dec 28, 2012 Lack of water could become the limiting factor to social and economic growth in future, says the Prime Minister of Indian, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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India’s fuel import bill makes sense for it to develop biofuel technology: Expert
Nov 10, 2012 Himadri B Pakrasi, Director, International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), is director of two prestigious large-scale, multi-institutional, Systems Biology projects in the Washington University. OneWorld’s Ashok Kumar spoke to him on the role of biofuels and how these make economic sense for developing countries like India.
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Accessibility is key to empowerment: Disability activist Javed Abidi
Jul 24, 2015 You cannot educate or employ the disabled people with creating accessibility for them, said noted disability rights activist Javed Abidi.
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Green Federalism: Experiences and Practices
Jul 16, 2015 The book ‘Green Federalism: Experiences and Practices’ draws from the experiences of nine federal countries of the world.
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Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran
Jun 24, 2015 Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
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New pro-poor scheme launched in Indian state of Gujarat
Sep 18, 2014 This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
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