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India can change the dynamics of COP20

Ravi Prasad

by Avik Roy The ongoing climate talks at Lima talks will set the broad parameters of the nature of commitments India and other countries will need to make to address the issue of climate change under a new agreement, to be signed in Paris next year and implemented from 2020. India has two challenges facing […]


December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Climate Change,INSIGHTS | Read More »

The Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins of the Mekong River

Irrawaddy Dolphin Photo by WWF Cambodia

By Bhavani Prakash The 7000 or so Irrawaddy Dolphins still left in the world (and labelled vulnerable on the IUCN list) are spread somewhat discontinuously over coastal areas of Asia and some stretches of rivers in the region. One sub-population that is critically endangered is in the Mekong river. The Mekong river is the lifeblood […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Africa & S.E.Asia,Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Understanding the human face of climate change


By Bhavani Prakash In September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report based on peer reviewed science, that it was ‘extremely likely’ that humanity is to blame for global warming.  It mentioned that global temperatures are likely to rise by 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 from pre-industrial revolution levels. […]

January 4th, 2014 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Duane Elgin: Voluntary simplicity for a regenerative future

Duane Elgin

DUANE ELGIN is a visionary writer, speaker, social scientist and educator. Born in the USA, and based in Fairfax, California, he runs an open-source collaborative project called ‘Great Transition Stories‘  which shares narratives from a variety of trusted sources to understand the human journey, and offer hope for pathways into a sustainable future. Duane was described […]

October 27th, 2013 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Green Activism | Read More »

Research Insights: Five Principles for Teaching Youth about Green Living

Children in Nature

By James H. Wandersee & Renee M. Clary We have found that one of the best ways to engage people with, and educate them about, new ways of environmental thinking is to actively involve them in creating a better future—first, for themselves, and then for others.  Although marshaling opposition and marching for change may focus […]

October 19th, 2013 | Posted in Green Education,INSIGHTS | Read More »

Sustainable Building Conference 2013 (SB13), Singapore


Sustainable Building 2013 (SB13) Singapore is a pre-eminent international conference series on Sustainable Buildings & Construction. The event is co-organised by the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).  The conference aims to provide an unparalleled view into regional and international sustainable building issues and promote greater sustainability through […]

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Climate Change,EVENTS/CAMPAIGNS,Green Cities | Read More »

The heart smart oil free cookbook

Cover photo of "The heart smart oil free cookbook"

“The heart smart oil free cookbook” co-authored by Mayura Mohta and George Jacobs was recently launched  in Singapore. The cookbook features delicious plant based recipes from skilled chefs and global nutrition experts. It is inspired by Dr Caldwell Esselstyn Jr’s ground breaking study on the link between the elimination of added oil from one’s daily diet […]

November 11th, 2012 | Posted in Green Consumption | Read More »

Food waste – down the bin, drain or in the soil?


by Sahana Singh I have just discovered a new fact about America. Most American households do not throw their kitchen waste in the garbage bin; they throw it down their drains. An interesting contraption installed under the kitchen sink called the garbage disposal unit captures the food waste, shreds it into small pieces (less than 2mm) after […]

September 20th, 2012 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Waste Management | Read More »

Kavita Bahl: ‘Cotton for My Shroud’ – a story of farmer suicides in Vidarbha

Kavita Bahl

By Bhavani Prakash The film ‘Cotton for My Shroud,’ a heart-rending story about cotton farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra (western state of India) is directed by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena. The national award winning movie, made by Top Quark Films throws light on how cotton farming with Bt (Genetically modified) cotton has led to a spate of […]

September 14th, 2012 | Posted in Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Lester Brown: ‘We’re really on the edge of some fundamental changes…’

Lester Brown

by John Wiseman Lester Brown is the well-renowned author of the Plan B series and recent book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.  His distinguished career, spanning agricultural policy, international development and environmental analysis, has seen him found two major environmental research institutes – the WorldWatch Institute in 1974 and […]

September 6th, 2012 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Cities/Communities | Read More »


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