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CSE’s Green Schools Awards, 2010-11

Once again, rural, semi-urban and government schools corner most of the awards

These schools have taken up rainwater harvesting, use of public transport, waste management and conservation of energy
as long-term actions

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Gobar Times national and state-level Green School Awards for 2010-11 announced and presented. This is the fifth year of the awards

Green School Award|Environment Education|Press Release
CSE releases its report on profit sharing in mining

Mining companies must share profits with local communities: latest CSE report comes out in support of proposal to share 26 per cent net profits

Says the money generated from this will go a long way in reducing poverty and deprivation in the mining affected areas

CSE Press Release|Mining|Mining and Environment|Press Release
Politics pull down climate talks, emission ups

June 17 / Bonn

Possibility of a global treaty looks thin in Durban later this year

By Aditya Ghosh

Bonn: Global emissions peaked in 2010 to an all time high inspiring some hope of reviving the world economy out of the gloom of recession that the world has been plagued by for over three years now.

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Climate|Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
Will Bonn be as banal as Bangkok?

Mid-year climate negotiations kick-off in UNFCCC headquarters but there is too much on the plate to resolve

By Uthra

Climate change negotiators from all over the world will convene at Bonn over the next fortnight to resolve key deadlocks that led to the stalemate at Bangkok earlier this year after the initial euphoria over Cancun Agreements died down.

Cancun|Climate Change|Kyoto Protocol|Story|Climate Change
CSE review: Planning Commission's interim report on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

The Center for Science and Environment has reviewed the "Interim Report of Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth" set up by the Planning Commission of India, and has put its comments up for public debate and discussions. CSE's review shows that there is a lack of ambition in the Interim Report and there is no overarching strategy for low carbon strategies for inclusive growth.
 

Cement|Energy|Industry|Low carbon strategy|Power|steel|Transportation|Mitigation|Story
Public hearing for expansion of UCIL's Bhatin mines violates EIA notification

The public hearing for the expansion of Bhatin mines of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) was held on May 26, 2011. The public hearing was a clear violation the EIA notification and did not allow stakeholders to participate in the process. CSE representative was there to cover the public hearing but was not allowed inside. Read on to know what ensued:

Uranium Corporation Of India Ltd (UCIL)|uranium mining|Community Support|Story
CSE welcomes Supreme Court ban on endosulfan

Calls it a 'resounding defeat' for pesticide industry which has been promoting this deadly toxin

Deadly toxin|Endosulfan|Stockholm Convention|Endosulfan|Press Release
Nirma Cement Plant should be relocated: Recommendation of the Expert Committee of MoEF

The Expert Committee (EC) set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on order from the Supreme Court to assess the matter of the Nirma Cement plant submitted its report to the court on May 10, 2011. The EC set up under the chairmanship of Prof. CR Babu had visited the site on April 18.

Bhavnagar (D)|Cement|Ministry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF)|Community Support|Story
Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Colombo: April 28, 2011

The Clean Air and sustainable mobility programme of the Centre for Science and Environment organised the Sri Lanka Country Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport along with the Air Resource Management Centre (Air MAC), Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transport in Colombo.

Air Pollution|CNG Buses|CNG Safety|Colombo|Delhi|Natural Gas|South Asia|Story|Urban Air Quality|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Story
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.

Colombo|CSE|rainwater harvesting|South Asia|Sustainable Urban Water Management|Rainwater Harvesting|Story
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