Talking about air
A tale of two districts
Why is Jhabua, and not kalahandi, a success story?
The Rural Sector
Opportunities and challenges
To deal with 'economic poverty', it is necessary to deal with 'ecological poverty'. And people's participation is necessary to undertake …
SOME HOPES AND LOTS OF FEAR
THE message of the citizens' fifth report on the state of india's environment
A look at the future
There is, therefore, no dearth of opportunities that can and should be seized to get rid of poverty and illiteracy, improve living standards, and …
THE GREEN CRUSADE
Over a year has passed since Germany's Green party came to power in 1998 by joining hands with their allies, the Social Democrats. Looking back, …
A lesson for India
Despite disputes over commercialisation of forest produce, experts believe the movement will not be derailed. Meanwhile, India can take a lesson …
A troubled frontier
A government circular aimed at ending commercialisation of forests in the terai affects the hills, too. In the process, it threatens to derail …
Community forestry, as it is practiced today, is a result of the government's willingness to learn from its past mistakes. Also, traditional …
Reaping the benefits
CFM brings social and economic prosperity to several village communities
Community forest management THE NEPALESE EXPERIENCE
Nepal government decided to hand over certain forest areas to rural communities.
Battle for turf
If the South wants to protect its interests against the power of the Bretton Woods institutions and WTO, it will need its own, equally powerful forum
Polluter says' principle
GEF should have been a liability fund, rather than a 'guilt fund' set up by the North to make up for the global damage it had caused
MAIght of OECD
A no-holds-barred treaty on investments would hand over the world on a platter to MNCs
Free, not fair
Does a country have the right to demand that its domestic standards on environmental protection be applicable to all countries?
After almost 10 years of fighting for or against a forest convention, there is not even a common view on why forests are under threat and what …
Developing countries are wary of the proposed treaty as chemicals like DDT are still used in many malaria-prone regions for vector control
Northern countries still see desertification as a local problem caused by population pressures rather than international trade patterns and …
To energise the biodiversity convention, the world will have to first deal with difficult countries like the US
Climate change negotiations get emotional because carbon dioxide emissions are closely related to individual lifestyles - and to national …
How did it go wrong?
The corrupt and inefficient among pollution control authorities have surrendered India's groundwater to unscrupulous industrial units
Disasters in the making?
Groundwater contamination in India is verging on disastrous proportions, especially with regard to mercury