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Green Building Professional Network in India

India is reaching a critical tipping point in terms of its environmental degradation. Everyday we read and hear about the need to manage our resources well in order to reduce the overall burden on our environment. However, a little is being done on ground to actually bring a change. Even after the introduction of green building rating programs, efficient appliance rating programs, policy instruments to deliver green, incentives and awareness programs, the situation is becoming even more alarming. This only raises concerns over the effectiveness of these systems to steer the focus towards reducing impact and increasing efficiency. Does this mean that the systems are hollow? Or that the stakeholders are non-receptive? Well the current situation certainly hints at both factors equally.

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CSE's work on climate change

CSE has played a major role in shaping international climate negotiations. We have been instrumental in advocating the idea of equity in climate change negotiations.
Global Environmental Negotiations 1: Green Politics 1
Global Environmental Negotiations 2
Politics and facts

Green Clearance Analysis: April to June 2014

Given the election season in larger part of the last quarter, and transition into a new government, the accordance of green clearances by the union Ministry of Environment and Forests has followed a relatively slow pace. 

Environment Clearance

Ganga: the run of the river

Passing through five states, the Ganga covers 26 per cent of the country’s landmass. Despite the enormous amounts of money spent on cleaning it, the river continues to run polluted. Worse, the pollution is increasing even in stretches that were earlier considered clean

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