Kartikeya Singh said: Public Brainstorming workshop on how to make tourism go green in Kashmir. Part of the Green Solutions J&K Fair.
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Kartikeya Singh said: Ramesh's rise to the head of India's climate team.
Kabir Arora said: We need actions cannot go by hollow promises oh My dear government.
Asija, meanwhile, pointed out that even if ten saplings are planted in place of the uprooted trees, they will take years to mature, and the survival rate is questionable too. “The government often talks of green buildings. Such talk is of little use if meaningful initiatives are not taken at the ground level,” he reasoned.
Kabir Arora said: What is happening in this country? Nuclear and Thermal Power plants for Konkan and further more whole coastal belt. Dams for all Himalayan Rivers. Mining in the central & North East Indian belt. Why are we not having development without displacement. Is the administration and people of this country have gone crazy. Not too sure where will this take us!
The first noose around the river’s neck, also known as the first temple of modern India, was tied in the 1950s. The Bhakra Dam, the world’s highest gravity dam was built at Bhakra village in Himachal Pradesh, just before the Sutlej enters Punjab, at a height of 740 feet submerged. Fishing, agriculture and forest based livelihoods of more 40,000 families were lost. The river was channelised to feed the power and irrigation needs of the northern states to usher in the Green Revolution. After five decades, even as the fallouts of the miracle called Green Revolution are unravelling themselves in the form of an agriculture crisis, the heavy environmental and social costs of damming the Sutlej itself remain unaccounted for. Cut to the new millennium and the coming of a new technology called “run of the river”. The new catch phrase of the decade when the ‘climate change’ crisis finally registered in the mainstream psyche, is ‘green technology’, with the hydropower revolution leading the way. Causing little or no ‘displacement’ run-of-the-river projects are the answer to India’s power crisis, we are told.
Kabir Arora said: The market mechanism is unacceptable to Climate Emergency as it looks from the prism of consumerist culture. We need to think beyond capitalism to solve the present crisis.
Proposals from governments and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as the Clean Development Mechanism and the UN-REDD Programme (United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries), “are new forms of economic geopolitics” that endanger indigenous rights enshrined in treaties, says the final declaration of the forum, which ended Wednesday.
Kabir Arora said: Sharing an interesting piece on Climate Emergency here. The question is not about the truthfulness of science, but how will we go to less consumerist pathway. Can switching off lights or making numbers will solve the crisis which we are facing? A very question for the "New" Climate Activists. If this symbolic way is not working what will be alternative to shake the world leaders for taking actions. The article here is talking about the need of action but where will this action take us is another question...Nuclear Energy or Renewable Energy....GM Crops or Nutritious Food by Organic Farming...Pondering!
This newspaper sees no reason to alter its views on that. Where there is plainly an urgent need for change is the way in which governments use science to make their case. The IPCC has suffered from the perception that it is a tool of politicians. The greater the distance that can be created between it and them, the better. And rather than feeding voters infantile advertisements peddling childish certainties, politicians should treat voters like grown-ups. With climate change you do not need to invent things; the truth, even with all those uncertainties and caveats, is scary enough.
Kabir Arora said: Bolivia is somewhere trying to figure out the new dawn in the darkness. Its important to get out of the hangover of Copenhagen accord and start reworking the strategy. Mexico is not far...
President Evo Morales of Bolivia observed that the best way to put climate change solutions at the heart of the talks was to involve the people. In contrast to much of the official talks, the hundreds of civil society organisations, communities, scientists and faith leaders present in Copenhagen clearly prioritised the search for effective, just solutions to climate change against narrow economic interests.
Kabir Arora said: Is India really shining? Where is this development taking us?
Professor K. Nagaraj, an economist who has worked at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, says of the NCRB data: “There is hardly any decline in the suicide belt, though individual States may show variations across 12 years. If this is the state for 2008, the year of the Rs. 70,000 crore loan waiver and multiple farm packages, then 2009, a drought year, could show very disturbing figures. The underlying agrarian problems seem as acute as ever.”
Kabir Arora said: An innovative way to bring the lost heritage in practice.
“The cotton is grown by small-time farmers using organic methods of cultivation. When cotton is processed from fibre to yarn only hand-operated charkhas are used. As the fibre is coloured, no dying process is required. This process eliminates a lot of wastage of water and keeps chemicals away from surrounding environment. Thus the entire sustainable cotton collection generates employment for rural households. SEWA enables women artisans to become economically independent.”
Kabir Arora said: Asian giants should learn from Taiwan
The two-hectare (4.9-acre) plant in south Taiwan’s Kaohsiung county, an area that enjoys year-round sunshine, is equipped with 141 huge solar panels that can generate one megawatt in total, said the Atomic Energy Council.