icrn phw energy cse dte gobar times rwh csestore iep aaeti
Web Specials

Canada, UK given Dodo Awards by civil society

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 18, 2012
CBD Alliance, a network of non-profits, civil society groups and activists, selected Canada and the UK for its Dodo Awards.  The Dodo bird represents biodiversity loss and the awards are given to those governments that are contributing to biodiversity loss, rather than preventing it.

CoP 11: No consensus on resource mobilisation

Issue Date: Oct 18, 2012
Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) failed to reach any consensus on resource mobilization on the first day of the high-level segment negotiations during the CoP 11 at Hyderabad on October 17.

Tribals nail government lie on protecting indigenous people at biodiversity meet

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 17, 2012
Ever since India assumed presidency of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on October 8, it has never missed a chance to reiterate its commitment to conserving biodiversity and protecting indigenous people and their traditional knowledge. Indian officials attending the ongoing CoP 11 meet at Hyderabad have been highlighting the Forest Rights Act (FRA) as evidence of India's commitment to protect local communities.

US $50 million to protect biodiversity in India

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 16, 2012
India has committed US $50 million towards strengthening the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country during its presidency of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).

Supreme Court lifts ban on tiger tourism

Issue Date: Oct 16, 2012
The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted the ban imposed by it on tourism in core tiger habitats. The order was given on the basis of the notification of the eco-tourism guidelines by the Centre the day before. The guidelines say that up to 20 per cent of core zones of tiger reserves can be opened up for tourism.

UN report warns of effects of urban expansion on biodiversity

Issue Date: Oct 16, 2012
A new assessment by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) warns that if the current trend of global urbanisation continues, it will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems along with knock-on effects on human health and development.

Food basket is shrinking

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

CoP 11 treads middle ground on biofuels

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012
The ongoing biodiversity convention in Hyderabad seems undecided about the impacts of biofuels on the environment.

Traditional knowledge of fisher people may be included in the process of identifying marine biodiversity hot spots

Issue Date: Oct 14, 2012
With many countries stepping up demand to include social and cultural criteria in identifying ecologically and biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) during the ongoing CoP 11 biodiversity meet in Hyderabad, coastal communities and their traditional knowledge may finally become part of the process. So far, identification of such areas has been based only on scientific criteria.
CSE WEBNET
Follow us ON
Follow grebbo on Twitter    Google Plus  DTE Youtube  rss