Q&A with India Managing Director Seema Paul

Conservancy Talk

President and CEO Mark Tercek talks to Managing Director Seema Paul about how The Nature Conservancy can make a difference in India. Mark Tercek: We’re excited to have you leading the team in India, one of our newest programs. Mark: How do you think we can make a difference in India?

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Q&A with Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

The opportunities are considerable, not only in the potential for being able to harness more finance for conservation, but also in deepening the engagement and commitment of different economic actors to the protection of the natural environment.

Trending Sources

Bullets Can’t Stop India’s Coal-Fighting Heroes

Sierra Club Compass

From slowing economic growth to the depreciating rupee to widespread disgust with rampant corruption, India’s “anything goes” model has failed to provide a realistic, prosperous future for its people. Ramesh Agrawal, one of this year’s recipients, comes from Chhattisgarh, India.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

That’s why it’s important to step back and consider the people working around the world to find solutions that make a difference. Longer droughts, bigger floods, stronger hurricanes and rising seas are having the greatest impact on the planet’s most vulnerable people.

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‘Super’ Greenhouse Gases Targeted by India and US Task Force

Green (Living) Review

Washington, DC, February 2011 – On Friday, significant progress was made toward addressing emissions of ‘super’ greenhouse gases when India and the US agreed to establish an Indo-US Technical Task Force on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. India’s Minister of Environment, Jairam Ramesh, hosted US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Daniel A. He noted, for example, that India ’s phase-out of CFCs was completed 17 months ahead of the treaty’s 2010 deadline.

India, AAP & The People's Energy Plan

Sierra Club Compass

From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis, to widespread anger over corruption in politics, the inevitability of India's ascent no longer seems assured. But how will the AAP's popular mandate make a people's energy system out of this morass?

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

What I didn’t love was that too often disadvantaged people were excluded from financial services, afraid even to walk into the doors of a bank. We have about $85 million invested in 85 companies that have served 100 million people and created 60,000 jobs.

Fair Trade Bike Chain Menorah Good for Environment and for Artisans

Green Prophet

Made by artisans who receive fair wages while upcycling metal products, this bike chain menorah is sustainable for people and the environment. Sold through various online shops, the bicycle chain menorah is made by artisans at Noah’s Ark International in Moradabad, India.

Iran Sanctions Bolster Nuclear Ambitions, Pollute Environment

Green Prophet

While this bodes well for the environment since less fuel is being extracted and burned, the same sanctions encourage the production of lower quality, homegrown fuels that have a higher sulfur content.

Our Solar System Kept Us In Orbit Despite The Hudhud’s Wrath

Sierra Club Compass

One of the greenest cities of India, known for its serene landscapes along the waves of the Bay of Bengal, was ripped apart by  the violent cyclone called Hudhud recently.   Energy Solutions India International All photos courtesy of Prudhvi Mitra.

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Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

10,000 Birds

An astounding density for a large predator, especially in such a cold, desert-like environment. The Snow Leopards’ thick pelts have long been highly sought-after artifacts by the people who share its Central Asian range, providing amazing insulation in the cold, but another reason their pelts are so thick must be to protect the leopard when it takes rough tumbles across its rugged, rocky environment. Mammals Blue Sheep Hemis National Park hunting India Ladakh Snow Leopard

South India's Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

With Mother India, we are told, you must be on guard, even as you are enthralled by her. But does anyone come to India because it’s healthy and earth friendly? It might surprise you to know that India’s newest mantra is greeeeeen.

Vortex deploys solar powered ATMs in India


Mridul Jerath: As we all know, India is witnessing a strong solar push. The maximum use of solar energy not only cuts down our dependency on the conventional power supply mechanism, but also saves the environment and the human health from harmful emissions. Vortex has come up with an innovative plan of developing solar powered ATMs. Solar power is a perfect match for ATMs as they easily tap solar energy and above all this plan will also allow the ATMs to function during power loss.

India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

Sierra Club Compass

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment, attention to its current account deficit (CAD) has grown exponentially. Justin Guay: Can India do without oil?

The Dangers of E-Waste

Green Blog

When e-waste is disposed of, it is often sent overseas where people in struggling developing nations take apart the products to recycle the e-waste and attempt to salvage parts with any value. Photo credit: Greenpeace India.

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Coal Killed 100,000 in India in 2012

Sierra Club Compass

A groundbreaking new report has, for the first time, estimated the human toll from India's dirtiest fuel source. According to the study, 80,000 to 115,000 people died prematurely as a result of emissions from coal-fired power plants in 2012. Now India faces a similar problem.

India’s Idyllic Coastal Waters Threatened by Coal

Sierra Club Compass

The fight against big coal in India has gone bicoastal. Residents here rely heavily on the varied fish species in the area to supply fish for thousands of people in the cities of Cheyyur, Maduranthankam, Chengalpet, and Panaiyur. Coal India International

Families Near Huge India Coal Plant Deserve Reparations

Sierra Club Compass

Locals in Gujarat, on India's western coast, might soon receive the reparations they deserve from the construction of the 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant, which sits dangerously close to their homes and to another massive 4,800 MW coal plant.

Artist Rachel Miller Brings Together Environment, Travel, Textiles, Nature and More

Eco Chic

EC: Are there environments or places that inspire you over and over again? RM:I would have to say India. These tools can help people tap into discovering a lineage of themes that they never realized were of interest until the documentation process took place.

Activists Against Coal Arrested In India

Sierra Club Compass

In India, the grassroots fight to move the country beyond coal is going strong, but it’s not always smooth sailing. This project is not only harmful to the environment, it’s also harmful to public health.   Activists from 350.org protest outside of GVK meeting.

Calcutta bans bicycles

Green (Living) Review

Polluting auto-rickshaws and buses have a free run in the city but bicycles are banned,” said transport environment activist Debashish Bhattacharya. “If From another perspective, the vast majority of India’ population depends on bicycles for daily transport.

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World Bank's Tata Mundra conflicts with climate findings

Sierra Club Compass

But how does Tata Mundra, a massive coal-burning power plant in India, fit into that equation? For the local people living near Tata Mundra on the Kutch coast of Gujarat, India, this information is crucial. Coal India International

India: Political Will Need of the Hour to Fight Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

It is going to be India’s Achilles Heel against its fight with growing emissions. India is an Asian elephant on the move. The high index of growth represents India’s best chance to combat its perennial anathema – rampant poverty. Climate Change Environment

Excessive Groundwater Mining Drying up India’s Water Resources

Eco Friendly Daily

Large swathes of India suffers from chronic water shortages, but much of India makes do with groundwater that ‘seems’ plentiful. Shama Perveen of Columbia University conducted a study in Northern India around the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Environment Green News

Ghandi, Michelangelo, and God: A Tale of the Environment

Green Prophet

Throughout the centuries, indigenous peoples of the Americas, India, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, did not lose their sense of limited terrestrial existence, and hence kept their human yearning to the infinite to the vertical, heavenly realm.

A “Living” Built Environment

The Green Changemakers

The Cascadia Region Green Building Council—in conjunction with the International Living Building Institute—just announced the newest version of the Living Building Challenge with an even bigger goal: to fundamentally change the built environment. brings more people to the table.

A "Living" Built Environment

The Green Changemakers

The Cascadia Region Green Building Council—in conjunction with the International Living Building Institute—just announced the newest version of the Living Building Challenge with an even bigger goal: to fundamentally change the built environment. brings more people to the table.

Vegetarianism and the Environment

The Green Changemakers

The bottom line is, if you want to help the environment, cut meat out of your diet today. Although 1 billion poor people derive part of their livelihood from domesticated animals, commercialized industrial livestock has displaced many small, rural producers in developing countries, like India and China. Tags: Environment Veggie Food Green

No S. ! India Has Too Much to Cope With


India is failing to cope with its own excreta, making safe sanitation a top national priority, says Sunita Narain, director general of the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi.

Accountability of People, Politicians, Corporations and Countries for War Crimes and Climate Crimes

Green Blog

16 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation, this carnage including about 9.5 Top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS has estimated that 1 billion people or fewer will survive this century due to insufficiently addressed, man-made climate change. India), 3.1

A Little Village in India Becomes a Model Example of Water Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

Let’s now take a test case of a village in India which has not only conquered the challenge of managing its own water resources through rainwater harvesting but also set an example in the process. Environment Green News Water will be the next oil.

Meet Uttar Pradesh, India's Next Distributed Solar Hotbed - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

« Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment | Main. Obama’s Best Chance to Lead on Climate: Reject Keystone XL » Meet Uttar Pradesh, Indias Next Distributed Solar Hotbed. People would never pay, clean energy was too expensive, and the models made no sense.

Ananda Marga Gurukula - Global Education Network for People and Planet

The Green Changemakers

Gurukula is dedicated to innovative research and human resource development for the betterment of people and the planet. To provide a sound and conducive environment for students for their physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual wellbeing.

Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Meet Uttar Pradesh, Indias Next Distributed Solar Hotbed » Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment. free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties, about 70 percent of which are from challenges to natural resource and environment policies.  

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

» New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment. Soot is one of the most deadly forms of air pollution, and these soot limits are especially important for kids, the elderly and people already suffering from respiratory ailments. India. Compass.

5 Inspiring Green Prophet Stories and People Of 2012

Green Prophet

These are the odd and uplifting stories of 2012 and the inspiring people behind them. An award-winning documentary has being made about the inspiring woman from Jordan who travelled to India to learn to become a solar engineer.

Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

GMO Labeling & the Right to Know On May 25, 2013, two million people in over 50 countries expressed outrage over Monsanto''s desire to own the food supply through genetically-altered (and patented) seeds, according to Jonathan Landsman of Natural News.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

Any mention by the North that the developing nations should in some way slow down their development and economic growth by limiting their greenhouse gas emissions was met with an “openly hostile negotiating environment” from the South. Photo credit: america.gov.

The Big Ask – Is Islamic Sustainability The Answer To Our Green Prayers?

Green Prophet

Also, the eight years I was privileged to work at ICUN I visited many parts of the world including India, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Europe, the Gulf States and Mexico. You cannot detach the issue of the environment from other issues such as poverty and social problems.

Christians Take on Carbon Fast for Lent

Green Prophet

This year communities in Canada, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Australia, and Brazil are observing Carbon Fast. This article in The Center for American Progress reports that 6000 people committed to last year’s Carbon Fast.