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Training Programme on Urban Rainwater Harvesting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27-29 April 2011

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage (MWS&D), Sri Lanka and Colombo based NGO, Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) organised a three day training programme in Colombo on ‘Urban Rainwater Harvesting’ for Srilankan government officials between 27th and 29th April, 2011.

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On 27th April, Maharashtra will rewrite history. You are invited to stand witness

  • On that day, bamboo, a hugely contested product of India’s forests, will attain its liberation.  
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Second Country Media Briefing on challenge of urban air quality and mobility management

CSE organised its Second Country Media Briefing on “challenge of urban air quality and mobility management” in Colombo on April 27,2011, as a part of the South Asian Workshops series.

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Finally Bamboo liberated, report from the field

Mendha Lekha wins right over bamboo, finally

Environment minister warns of legal action if officials refuse passes

Bamboo

Mendha Lekha's struggle for bamboo rights

How does the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) review chemicals?

The POPRC reviews proposals submitted by Parties for listing new chemicals in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention.

Endosulfan In Stockholm Convention – A Background

Proposal to amend the 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) was sent on 26th July' 2007 to the Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention. In this the European Commission on behalf of the European Community proposed to amend the convention with inclusion of endosulfan as one of the POPs under annexes A, B and C . It was requested that the proposal be forwarded to the Third meeting of POP Review Committee (POPRC) taking place on November'07.

Sharing the wealth of minerals: Policies, practices and implications

It is now well recognised across the world that wealth generated by the mining sector comes at a substantial development cost, along with environmental damages and economic exclusion of the marginalised. This has also been exhaustively documented in India. In fact, the major mining districts of India are among its poorest and most polluted. Considering the negative externalities of the mining sector, new policies and practices are being explored and implemented across the world to ensure that mineral wealth can be converted into sustainable development benefits for local communities.

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