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Sunita Narain
Sunita Narain

Director General of CSE and editor of Down To Earth, an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets

Articles by the Author

2014-9-30

While climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, traditional system of flood management through lakes and connected water channels has been forgotten. This makes flood and devastation inevitable

2014-9-15
2014-8-31
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2014-6-30
2014-6-15

Get the focus on environment and health, Mr Prime Minister

2014-6-15
2014-5-31
2014-4-30
2014-3-21

How can we chart a course that could lead to a water future which would be sustainable? Sunita Narain offers some insight

2014-3-6

Whenever a general election to India’s Lok Sabha approaches, two questions tend to emerge: When will India get a green party? Are environmental issues important in our elections?

2014-3-15
2014-2-28
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2014-1-31
2014-1-15
2013-12-31
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2013-6-28

We need to think about a pan-Himalayan development strategy which is based on the region's natural resources, culture and traditional knowledge

2013-6-27

Government agencies merely shift blame but take no action to plan and prepare ahead

2013-6-23

There is a link between the disaster and the manner in which development has been carried out in this ecologically fragile region

2013-6-30
2013-6-15
2013-5-31
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2013-3-31
2013-2-28

Finance minister's mool mantra—inclusive and sustainable development—may end up being empty words

2013-3-15
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2012-8-15

IAS officer R Gopalakrishnan made development work for people

2012-7-31
2012-7-15
2012-6-25

World leaders attending Rio+20 did nothing to tackle the interlinked crises of economy and ecology, says Sunita Narain after attending the second Earth Summit at Rio

2012-6-30
2012-6-5

The world has to reinvent growth as it is costing it the Earth

2012-6-15
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1992-6-15

Droughts seem to be here to stay. Wrong development policies, governmental indifference and relief schemes which don't work have led to a situation where a large part of the nation faces scarcity despite a year of almost normal rainfall

1992-8-15

Mexico can't sell its "dolphin-unfriendly" tuna to USA. Japan faces punishment for exporting jewellery made of hawksbill sea turtle shell. Malaysia is penalised for exporting rainforest wood. All over the world, green trade wars are raging. But trade bans, even if used to promote environmental concerns, are a level of power only in the hands of powerful nations

2012-1-15
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2011-9-30
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2011-1-15

Cancun deal shifts burden on developing countries not developed

2010-12-31
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2010-4-15

There is a buzz about green buildings

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2005-11-30

Former President K R Narayanan made power good

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2004-1-15

If hydrocide -- the deliberate murder of a water body -- was a cognisable offence in India, the administrators of Udaipur city would be behind bars.Why? Because the water need and greed of this city has sucked out the water from lake Jaisamand, an engineering marvel built in 1685 by Maharana Jai Singh. This ancient temple -- not of stone or granite but of water -- is no, was a massive water body with a circumference of over 88 km...

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2000-12-15

Pakistani social scientist Akhtar Hameed Khan, is remembered, on his first death anniversary, for his achievements in the field of urban management

1997-6-30

The key interests of both proponents and opponents of the forest convention is control of the timber market. The convention is driven by commercial interests

1997-5-31

Controversy dogged the issue of a forest convention at the meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development

1993-6-30

The Beijing conference saw discussions on the second phase of the Global Environment Facility, which is expected to finance implementation of the climate and biodiversity conventions.

1993-3-15

GERMAN environment minister Klaus Topfer has come under fire for his tough green laws such as the one against packaging. Environmental ministries, he says, are like end-of-the-pipe treatment plants: They are responsible for cleaning up the mess made by other ministries. Topfer, when he spoke to Down To Earth recently in Delhi, was a mixture of confidence and disillusionment. He clearly believes that technology and regulation can bring rampant consumerism to its knees, but he also admits the lifestyle changes needed in the North "are even more difficult than I thought".

1992-8-15

Mexico can't sell its "dolphin-unfriendly" tuna to USA. Japan faces punishment for exporting jewellery made of hawksbill sea turtle shell. Malaysia is penalised for exporting rainforest wood. All over the world, green trade wars are raging. But trade bans, even if used to promote environmental concerns, are a level of power only in the hands of powerful nations

1992-7-15

Tough-talking Malaysian negotiator Wen Lian Ting explains why the North's stand on forests is morally unjust and politically untenable

1992-7-15

The South's determined efforts to scuttle the forest convention that the North was adamant on pushing through was a major triumph. A blow-by-blow account of the crucial, often tricky, negotiation

1992-6-30
1992-5-31

At UNCED the inclustrialised countries do not want any serloys restructuring of their economies or their lifestyles to save the earth. But the Brazil conference will see a major effort to got developing countries to share the burden of change. Desperate for hard cash, the South will most probably go along and the conference will be hailed a success

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