Environment & Forests

Ensuring Climate Justice

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Deccan Chronicle, Newspaper, The Asian Age|Tags: |

Indians are likely to be among the worst affected victims of climate change, with average temperatures in north India potentially rising by 2.9 to 5 degree celsius by 2080. With 60 per cent of India’s population dependent on agriculture, and its long coastline threatened by erosion, global warming is a high impact risk. With concern

Forest Essentials

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Deccan Chronicle, Newspaper, The Asian Age|Tags: |

A tiger ideally needs 54 sq km of territory, eating about five kg of meat a day. The density of tigers in Kaziranga National Park and Jim Corbett National Park is around 32.64 tigers per 100 sq km and 19.6 tigers per 100 sq km respectively. Forest fragmentation and encroachments have left our tiger population

Governance should build compliance with global environmental, social & human rights standards

March 20th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper, The Economic Times|Tags: |

Mining is risky business. Whether coal, iron or thorium, headlines scream about unaccounted losses. While fraught with special interests, resource allocation is a natural part of any emerging economy's journey to middle-income status. Non-renewable resource extraction hits pay dirt quickly, generating exports, inward investment and government revenues. Governance should build compliance with global environmental, social