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Climate Change in Southeast Asia and Why We Can’t Afford NOT To Act

Floods in Thailand

by John Pearson I was in Bangkok last month, and many people were talking about the recent floods. In the previous two months large parts of Thailand had experienced heavy rains.  More than 4 million people have been affected, with 165 sadly killed. Many areas along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok were inundated – […]

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January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Whither Go Climate Refugees?

Climate Refugee Photo by DKFonne at Copenhagen

by Bhavani Prakash Millions of people face the risk of being dislocated from their homes due to the effects of climate change. However there is no global framework to handle the humanitarian and political crisis when it explodes. Should UNHCR, UN’s refugee agency expand its definition to include “climate refugees” or do we need an […]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Economic Growth Vs Sustainable Development in Vietnam

Vendor at Mekong River

by Matthew Parkes ‘The current destruction of our forests will lead to serious effects on climate, productivity and life. The forest is gold. If we know how to conserve and manage it well, it will be very valuable’ – Ho Chi Minh, 1963. ‘Is Economic growth necessary for sustainable growth?’ is a question asked by […]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Contraction & Convergence: An urgent global imperative to tackle Climate Change

BBc wealth and ghg emissions

by Bhavani Prakash   Why have the past climate negotiations including the one at Copenhagen in December 2009 been inadequate to deal with the serious climate crisis facing the planet?  What is the model that allows for an equitable transition to a zero carbon future – probably the only model that will ensure climate justice and keep the […]

June 6th, 2010 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Government Policy,Green Activism,Green Economics | Read More »

River Ganges faces the wrath of Global Warming

Gangotri Glacier

By Dr. Nachiketa Das Global warming is real and upon us.  How will global warming affect the rivers in India; will they all dry up?  Can the holy Ganges, the river that has shaped and sustained Indian civilisation through the ages, who we Indians revere as the life-giving mother, run dry!  Many climate experts and environmentalists, […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Climate Refugees: A letter for UNHCR from a Grade Five Student

Climate Refugee picture flickr

by Bhavani Prakash I was pleasantly surprised and inspired by this passionate letter that arrived in my mailbox about the issue of Climate Refugees and what the UNHCR, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees needs to do to help migrants affected by Climate Change. It’s by Atulya Venkataraman, a Grade V student of UWCSEA, Singapore.  It reads thus: […]

May 21st, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

Climate Refugees

Climate refugees

An important eco-film making a debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival at Utah, USA  is Climate Refugees,”  by Michael Nash  who also directed the critically acclaimed movie on oil and biofuels called “Fuel.”   The festival is running between 21st and 31st of January 2010. According the movie spotlight by the Sundance Film Festival 2010 which features “Climate […]

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

A Mega List of Green Lists: The best of 2009 and beyond

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A brand New Year, a brand New Decade! A great time to ponder over all the good and not so good green stuff over the last decade, and in particular 2009.  An appropriate time too, to look ahead in anticipation of the decade ahead.  I’ve compiled a “mega list of green lists” that I really enjoyed poring […]

January 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,Green Activism,Green Lists | Read More »

Climate Scoreboard

climate scoreboard

The Climate Scoreboard  is a new tool (using the C-ROADS model created by Sustainability Institute, MIT, and Ventana Systems) which represents the long-term climate impacts (till 2100) of proposals which are currently under consideration in the Copenhagen negotiations to produce a global climate treaty. It shows the Business as Usual scenarios, current proposals and the goals for target emissions. This scoreboard […]

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

Challenges and Prospects for a Green Economy

Pavan Sukhdev

Why do businesses and governments need to develop a new paradigm to tackle the climate change challenge? Can they be green and still grow? What strategies will help an inclusive growth that promotes economic development while preserving ecosystems, and how can they be prioritized?  What are the stumbling blocks in the path to greening the […]

December 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables,Government Policy,Green Technology | Read More »

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