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Do hills need Landfills? The need for Zero Landfill Cities in North East India

Book Release: 'Not in My Backyard'- 10th August, 2016, Guwahati, Assam

What direction should waste management take in North East India? What does the future hold in store? Are landfills the answer? Is Waste-to-energy technology still a good bet? Why segregation is the key? These are some of the questions that come to our minds when thinking about the fragile ecosystem of North East India.

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Date: August 10, 2016

100% renewable energy future for North-East

Like the rest of the country, the north eastern region is dominated by fossil fuels when it comes to electricity generation. Even with an installed capacity of 3.5 giga-watts, the fact is that there is still a shortage of 5.1 per cent of electricity for the people in this region. This figure however does not include the millions of people who do not have access to electricity in the country. 

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Date: August 11-12, 2016

River Ganga Monitoring Project

CSE invites colleges/ universities to participate in the Ganga Monitoring Project

CSE is conducting a profile of the Water Quality of the holy river, Ganga. The river Ganga covers almost five states: namely Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. During its journey, it runs through almost 29 cities, 70 towns and thousands of villages - a 2,525 km journey from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar (Bay of Bengal). 

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Date: August 12, 2016

District Mineral Foundation

The right of the people of the mining-affected areas to benefit from the mineral-rich lands they live on

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POLICY BRIEF: RESOLVING THE IPR ISSUE DURING HFC PHASE-DOWN

 
In the ongoing negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the use of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), Intellectual Property Rights of substitute chemicals—mainly unsaturated HFCs (also called HFOs) and its blends—have become a major point of difference between developed and developing countries. Developing countries have expressed major concerns on this issue as two companies hold most of the patents to these chemicals, creating a monopoly. They have, therefore, asked for clarification and resolution of IPR issues before an amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

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Brief note on workshop on Cumulative Impact Assessment: Need for better assessment tool: Time to deliberate

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