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Indian Environment Ministry statement in Parliament confirms Forest Conservation Act (Amendment) Bill 2023 proposed against Constitutional norms

The contents of Forest Conservation Bill 2023 leave no room for doubt that its core purpose is to advance interests of extractive industries, to commercialise forests, and favour Indian and foreign corporates interested in exploiting forests, biodiversity, bioresources and associated traditional knowledge.

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Biodiversity & BiopiracyCampaignsESG Workshop Reports

Seed Activism: Patent Politics And Litigation In The Global South

In “Seed Activism”, Karine Peschard explores how patenting seeds and turning them into financialised, corporatised and commodified industrial products threatens farm and food securities of the world now and into the future.

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AdvocacyEnvironment & Forest Policy


Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change is proposing to amend all environmental laws of India, by a process that is widely considered as undemocratic and intransparent. ESG in collaboration with NLSIU organised a National Consultation on these proposals. Access the report of this consultation.

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AdvocacyCampaignsEnvironment & Forest PolicyPress Releases

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 14 April 2018 Downloads: Peoples

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AdvocacyCampaignsEnvironment & Forest PolicyEnvironmental GovernanceOther Reports & DocumentsResources

“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

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CampaignsCommonsGrasslandsSeminar & Workshops

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

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AdvocacyCampaignsEnvironment & Forest Policy

Appeal To State Governments Not To Support Environmental “reforms” Proposed By Indian Ministry Of Environment, Forests & Climate Change Based On The Controversial TSR Subramanian Committee Report

Several States have opposed the proposed Reforms, echoing concerns raised in the Appeal 3 April 2015 Downloads: Endorsed Appeal to

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