São Paulo, Brazil  3 May 2008 Thank you Global Greens for inviting us to Brazil to take part in this very important conference. Many of you may not know that Brazil does not recognize Taiwan passports, and that our delegation was only able to obtain visas to join this conference on account of the intercession of the Brazilian Green Party. We therefore give our special thanks to the Brazilian Greens and all members of the organizing committee. On account of the efforts of the United States and... Read more
By Bency Ellorin, Partidok Kalikasan ng Pilipinas Philippine Green Party, published in the newsletter Green Party of the United States volume 11, Issue 1With Green Parties spreading across the planet, it's not surprising Green politics are gaining a foothold in the Philippines. Two nationally organized Green groups already exist, and they've started talks towards building a single, national Green Party.   "We are offering Green  politics as a viable alternative to the maddening political... Read more
By Bency Ellorin, Partidok Kalikasan ng Pilipinas Philippine Green Party, published in the newsletter Green Party of the United States volume 11, Issue 1With Green Parties spreading across the planet, it's not surprising Green politics are gaining a foothold in the Philippines. Two nationally organized Green groups already exist, and they've started talks towards building a single, national Green Party.   "We are offering Green  politics as a viable alternative to the maddening political... Read more
“Whatever you are making, if you can add a green dimension to it — making it more efficient, healthier and more sustainable for future generations — you have a product that can’t just be made cheaper in India or China,” said Andrew Shapiro, founder of GreenOrder, an environmental business-strategy group. “If you just create a green ghetto in your company, you miss it. You have to figure out how to integrate green into the DNA of your whole business.”Ditto for our country, which is why we need a... Read more
By Suresh Nautiyal TRANSLATING grave environmental issues into ecological democracy movement is an enormous task before us all in the era of forced globalisation and chosen globalised warming. In fact, the subject is already dried out recipe of modern technologising world even as we wish to move forward in search of ecological sustainability that has been the object of fierce debate in the midst of emblematic North seeing nature as an indiscriminately exploitable resource for their consumption... Read more
ACCORDING to a recent report by the US and European environmental groups, the rapidly industrialising India and China have claimed four of the top ten most polluted places on the planet. The ‘top ten list’ is based on scoring criteria devised by an international group of experts including researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Hunter College, Harvard University, IIT Delhi, University of Idaho, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and leaders of major international environmental remediation companies.... Read more
By: Suresh Nautiyal This monsoon, as we moved closer to Gangotari from the holy town of Uttarkashi, the hum of demon-sized machines, bulldozing sounds of construction vehicles, and dynamite explosions became as perennial as the river Bhagirathi down below the serpentine and muddy road. The dusk was already drawing its dark shades amidst uninterrupted drizzling. The bewildered driver of our vehicle was silently and fearfully negotiating the sharp and unexpected bends even as the friends (two of... Read more
Asia Pacific Greens Network (APGN)Kyoto 11—13 February 2005 REPORT FROM AUSTRALIA  Contact details3Introduction and Acknowledgements4Future of the APGN5Background and organisation8Asia-Pacific Young Greens Network10Provisional members of the Asia Pacific Greens Network14Attachment 1. Program18Attachment 2. Meeting Rules19Attachment 3. Simple Rules as amended and adopted22Attachment 4. Resolutions adopted25APGN Resolutions (adopted at the Asia-Pacific Greens Network Meeting, Kyoto, February 13th... Read more
Re-thinking the relationship between Southern and Northern civil societies in enhancing ecological democracy: A case of South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABILITY Defining ecological democracy is one of the tasks before us in this seminar. The concept is a new one and has to be debated and defined in fora like this seminar where people from different cultures and movements have come together. New concepts such as ecological democracy need to evolve so that we can... Read more
Part One: Some Facts   General Scenario Water, the finite natural resource, covers more than two-thirds of the earth, but only a small part of it is suitable for drinking and irrigation and is distributed unevenly among countries. According to the UN estimates, the total amount of water on earth is about 1.4 billion (one point four billion) cubic kilometre (cu.km), which is enough to cover the earth with a layer of 3000 metres depth. But, less than three per cent of the total water available on... Read more
Paper compiled by: Suresh Nautiyal For the Seminar on Uttarakhand Issues Organised by: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies On August 24, 2001 at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi Even as the G-8 nations (Russia, France, the US, Japan, Germany, Britain, Italy, and Canada) prepare themselves to meet in Kananaskis, a remote Canadian mountain resort near Calgary, Alberta, for the next year’s Summit after having failed to resolve sharp differences over global warming during this year’... Read more
By Suresh Nautiyal A people with a satisfactory literacy rate of over 70 per cent, a good percentage of them with higher education, do not deserve for themselves the impoverished conditions just because they are placed in a difficult topography and are compelled to bear the hostile geographic characteristics. Even the formation of a new state of Uttaranchal in November 2000 and the BJP dispensation at the helms of affairs in the hill state have failed to effect a spin in the local economy. Also... Read more

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