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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 […]

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

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 »

Dr Tom Crompton: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Values in Environmental Communication

Tom Crompton

By Bhavani Prakash Dr. Tom Crompton is a Change Strategist at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK, and if you’re intrigued by his job description, suffice it to say he has been involved in some cutting-edge research on going to the heart of what should be the approach of communication campaigns – of environmental […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Consumerism,Government Policy,Green Activism | Read More »

Joe Brewer: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex issues

Joe Brewer

By Bhavani Prakash Seattle based JOE BREWER is one amongst a rare and emerging breed of interdisciplinary experts around the world. In an era of specialisations, what’s missing is a holistic view that cuts across various discipines, whether it comes to addressing climate change or societal change.  Brewer steps in with his unique perspectives on […]

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Climate Change,Government Policy | Read More »

Climate Change Negotiations: Some Inconvenient Truths

Prof Surya Sethi at ISEAS

By Bhavani Prakash This has been a week of climate pessimism.  First, The Guardian on Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 quoted the International Energy Association (IEA)’s warning that the world is headed for irreversible climate change in only 5 years. The article says: “If the world is to stay below 2C of warming, which scientists regard as […]

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living

Vandana Shiva inaugurating Grandmothers University

By Bhavani Prakash Dr Vandana Shiva needs little introduction as a prominent environmental, social justice and anti-GM activist.  In 2010, she received the Sydney Peace Prize and was named by Guardian UK in March 2011 as one of the top 100 women in the world. In the following interview, she explains the work done at […]

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Food,Gardening,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Pen Hadow: Melting Arctic Sea Ice and How It Will Affect Asia

Pen Hadow in the Arctic

by Bhavani Prakash It is not every day that one bumps into a polar explorer in sunny, tropical Singapore. Pen Hadow, Project Leader of the Catlin Arctic Survey team was in town recently as a speaker, at the first ever Climate Change Seminar for the Asian Insurance Industry. He talked about how the rapidly disappearing Arctic sea […]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

Thomas L. Friedman in Singapore: Why We Need A Green Revolution

Thomas Friedman in Singapore

by Bhavani Prakash Thomas Friedman, one of the world’s most influential columnists with The New York Times, with a following of over 20 million readers, and best-selling author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was in town (Singapore) yesterday to give an interesting lecture on “Why We Need a Green Revolution.” He was invited by the […]

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Meetings | Read More »

Why We Need A Law On Ecocide

Eradicating-Ecocide-Cover

Until we have a law to prosecute those who destroy the planet, corporations will never be called to account for their crimes by Polly Higgins Sophie Scholl, a Munich University student, was executed for revealing the truth about the activities of the Nazi authorities; today 20 brave Ratcliffe whistleblowers have been sentenced at Nottingham crown […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Green Activism,Sustainable Development | Read More »

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