Preserving Biodiversity

Peoples Movements, Networks, Academicians, Researchers and Civil Society Organisations reject the Draft National Forest Policy 2018

Demand a fresh policy is evolved through a deeply democratic consultation mechanism and scientific process

Press Release : Bangalore : 14 April 2018

A nation-wide collective of peoples movments, forests peoples and workers struggle organisations, academics, researchers, civil society organisations, etc. have come together to comprehensively reject the Draft Forest Policy 2018 promoted by Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on the following key grounds, among others:

“Government may appear insensitive, but it cannot ignore voices coming from different parts of the country”: Jairam Ramesh

Report of the Interaction on “New Draft Forest Policy and Deteriorating State of Environment in India” organised by ESG and Action Aid

13 April, 2018
Jairam Ramesh

“Government may appear insensitive, but it cannot ignore voices coming from different parts of the country”: Jairam Ramesh

 

How to protect trees from needless felling in Bangalore

The third workshop organised as part of ESG's 'How To' Workshop series

Date: 17 February, 2018
Time: 4.30 pm to 7 pm
Venue: @ ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/5jrH71vvnC12
Tree

How to Save Trees Workshop

 

"Beerappa's Tallanna" screened at Indian Institute of Science following earlier screenings at National Institute for Advanced Studies, ICTS and ATREE

A film conceptualised by Bhargavi S. Rao and Leo F. Saldanha for Amrit Mahal Hitarakshana aagu Horata Samithi

7 March, 2018

Phi Delta Alpha (PDA), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, organised a screening of

MHA report links Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti of Dongria Kondh adivasis with ‘Maoists’

Petition to President of India to direct MHA to expunge such disturbing and wholly unacceptable claims of MHA

Press Release : Bangalore : 19 April 2017

Petition to President of India expressing concern regarding MHA report disturbingly linking Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti of Dongria Kondh adivasis with ‘Maoists’

 

 

Dear All,

Deconstructing notions of 'science capital' and 'world class city' in the context of Bangalore and the proposed 'science city' in Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government

Date: 16 March, 2017
Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore
Sheila Jasanoff

 

Report of the conversation with

INDIAN GOVERNMENT'S HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE REPORT ON REFORM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

A Non-trivial Threat to India's Ecological and Economic Security

Press Release : Bangalore : 9 January 2015

On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as MoEF & CC) set up a High Level Committee headed by former Union Cabinet Secretary Mr. T. S. R. Subramanian, IAS (Retd.).

Bangalore's own Green Ambassador reminds us of what it took to make Bangalore the greenest city in the 1980s

Even as BBMP and the Government dither on complying with High Court directions to involve citizenry in re-greening efforts

Press Release : Bangalore : 1 December 2014
S. G. Neginhal

In "Green lessons from the past"  (published in Deccan Herald, Dec 02, 2014), S. G. Neginhal reveals how extensively and sensitively the Karnataka Forest Department worked to protect the fast depleting greenery of Bangalore during the 1980s.  The article is written by the very man who creatively led the Forest Department's efforts in re-greening Bangalore arduously marshalling popular support and extensive political and administrative endorsement.