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World adopts Rio+20 declaration, pledges $513 billion for sustainable development projects
Shobhan Saxena, TNN
The Times Of India , Saturday, June 23, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: In a huge victory for emerging countries like India and Brazil, the world leaders adopted 'The Future We Want' declaration on sustainable development on Saturday, the final day of Rio+ ...More


Chimp champ Goodall crusades against deforestation
AP
The Times Of India , Saturday, June 23, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: Even in the veritable tower of Babel that is the United Nations' largest-ever conference, it's safe to assume that Jane Goodall was the only one speaking chimpanzee. "Ooh, ooh, ooh, ...More


No say for UN secretary general in setting sustainable development goals
Nitin Sethi, TNN
The Times Of India , Saturday, June 23, 2012

NEW DELHI: UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon suffered a loss of face at the Rio Summitwith the G77 bloc of developing countries challenging the neutrality of the UNSG in deciding what global sustainabl ...More


Story from Rio — little to smile about
TCA Srinivasa Raghavan
The Hindu , Friday, June 22, 2012

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanti Natarajan smiles when she says India’s known stand on climate change mitigation has been accepted. But the smile is replaced by a frown when someone ...More


Rio+20 summit begins under a cloud of criticism
Reuters
The Times Of India , Friday, June 22, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff welcomed world leaders to a rainy Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday under a cloud of criticism that a three-day summit is falling far short of its promise ...More


Climate change, courtesy coal
Santanu Sanyal
Business Line , Friday, June 22, 2012

Global coal trade is on the rise, with Asia relying increasingly on coal. Environment concerns cannot be wished away. In the June 8 Asia edition of Financial Times, an activist group comprising Green ...More


Not just another summit
Business Standard , Thursday, June 21, 2012

There will be some high-profile absentees, but 120 heads of government are still turning up at Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. Their task is so ...More


Rio+20 summit begins under a cloud of criticism
Reuters
The Times Of India , Thursday, June 21, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff welcomed world leaders to a rainy Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday under a cloud of criticism that a three-day summit is falling far short of its promise ...More


Palm oil for India 'destroying Indonesian forests'
AP
The Times Of India , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

JAKARTA: Surging demand for palm oil in India for cooking and everyday grocery items is driving tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. In its report "Frying the Fore ...More


India’s demand for equity finds place in Rio+20 draft
Nitin Sethi, TNN
The Times Of India , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NEW DELHI: The draft declaration for the Rio+20 summit, with India's demands of reasserting equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) finding place in the text was ...More


Spotlight on Rio as Earth Summit kicks off on Wednesday
The Sentinel , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NEW DELHI, June 19: Brazil’s picturesque port city of Rio de Janeiro will be the focus of attention for three days as the Earth Summit 2012 kicks off on Wednesday. It will examine how committed worl ...More


Lethal ingredients in the Rio+20 mocktail
V. Suresh, N.S. Tanvi
The Hindu , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Over 100 world leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this week for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly referred to as Rio+20 Global Earth Summit. It is being held amidst “‘a world ...More


Wrangles, skepticism cast pall over Rio+20 summit
AFP
The Times Of India , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: World leaders were to begin arriving in Rio on Tuesday on the eve of a summit intended to forge a pact for a greener planet where billions are lifted out of poverty. Around a hundred ...More


Rio Summit to make fresh bid to tackle environmental woes
PTI
Business Line , Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, June 20: A crucial summit on global development kicks off here today with nearly 20 heads of state and government, including the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in attendance in ...More


China looks to Manmohan-Wen meeting at Rio to build consensus
Ananth Krishnan
The Hindu , Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chinese officials have welcomed this week's scheduled meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and China in Rio de Janeiro as an opportunity to strike common ground with India, with both countries ...More


Green expectations
R.K. Pachauri
The Indian Express , Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This week the United Nations is holding the Conference on Sustainable Development, hosted by the government of Brazil. It was 40 years ago that the UN Conference on the Human Environment was held in S ...More


To protect growth, India works hard with China, G-77 on green goals
Shobhan Saxena, TNN
the times of india , Tuesday, June 19, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO: Under the constant whirr of army choppers hovering over the Riocentre, diplomats, official delegates and civil society activists are talking about the 50-page document which will be pl ...More


Poverty eradication key challenge at Rio summit
Nitin Sethi, TNN
the times of india , Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NEW DELHI: Should the world commit, even if notionally, to eradicate 'poverty' or only 'extreme poverty'? Or, should countries agree to 'right to food' for their people? Negotiating the final declarat ...More


Value of MBA environmental management increases in era of green technology
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Course offered as UGC-innovative programme with inter-disciplinary orientation Various types of pollution: industrial pollution, acid rain, noise pollution, agricultural pollution, solid waste dispos ...More


‘Desertification is nearly as critical as climate change’
K.P.M. Basheer
The Hindu , Monday, June 18, 2012

Interview with Dr. Mansour N'Diaye, Chef De Cabinet of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification secretariat The sands across the world are crawling, turning vast stretches of land int ...More


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