Environment Justice Matters- Vol3. Issue 3 | Sidestepping Climate Change Accord Commitments In Support Of Mega Projects |Amulya K. N. Reddy

A key strategy promoted to tackle climate change, especially from the North, is to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and shift to renewables.  Which, as Thea Riofrancos argues in Foreign Policy, is fraught with serious inconsistencies even if this involves  shifting the mining of minerals critical to the renewable energy transition to the Global North. ”Global north onshoring does not repair the forms of environmental harm disproportionally meted out in the global south”, he argues. Besides, this would create new problems which primarily affect oppressed populations within affluent countries. 

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Objections To The Draft EPR Regulations 2021 Issued By The Union Ministry Of Environment, Forests And Climate Change

“In response to the aforesaid notification inviting public comments on the Draft Regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, please find enclosed our detailed comments and objections.

Given the enormous impacts of plastic on public health and the environment, we believe that every last producer in the chain, including petrochemical corporations, should be held accountable under any EPR regime. However, not only have petrochemical corporations been completely let off the hook, the proposed regulations fail to define the very subject of the regulations – “plastic packaging” and “EPR Targets”. This will undoubtedly make efforts to ensure compliance incredibly difficult, if not impossible.”

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Can The Ancient Concept Of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ Reverse Climate Change?

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP) of UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK.  There simply could not have been a more divided world in which such a critical global summit is organised, especially given that decisions taken here have planetary implications.  Following the collapse of the 25th COP held in Madrid, and no COP in 2020 due to COVID pandemic, much hope rested on taking forward a global pact to address climate change and its challenges in this year’s effort.

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Climate Change, A Debate Just On Paper? | The Urban Debate

On The Urban Debate, Leo Saldhana from ESG and other panellists discuss with Tanvi Shukla the worsening effects of climate change on humans. The past year has been disastrous for us humans and it’s high time we start taking action to actually save the Earth. In 2021, climate change led disasters have affected every single part of the world. Unprecedented floods in China, heavy rainfalls, 13 Million people were affected and over 9000 houses were

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Webinar Report: Consolidating Visions For Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan

Week 9 of “Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Making it Participatory and Inclusive”An initiative of Environment Support Group, Bengaluru Background Earlier this year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) voluntarily committed that the metropolis of Bengaluru would take steps to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement: i.e., to take local action that would help the world contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.  On the occasion of the 2021 World

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Week 8: Reimagining Bengaluru’s Infrastructure As Resilient To Climate-Change

The ‘smart city’ projects have skewed relationships between intent and impact, with massive investments being made in gentrified neighborhoods to the neglect of most other areas of the metropolis. Meanwhile, investments in essential social, education and health infrastructure remain stagnant and are even declining. Would turning planning and development into deeply democratic and decentralised processes and promoting self-sufficient neighborhoods be the answer to reducing the carbon footprint of the metropolis and adapting Bengaluru to climate change impacts?

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Your Participation Can Make Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan More Inclusive

Thank you to those of you who have joined us in the ongoing webinar series “Bengaluru’s Climate Action: Making it Participatory and Inclusive“. If you are yet to register for the series, you can do so here.Bengaluru’s people have always been active and conscious about their natural right to participate in decision making about their city and its future. The webinar series is yet another instance of that. We are excited to be involved in catalysing a constructive dialogue process for namma ooru to evolve

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Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Inaugural Session Report

The series is a process of engaging with multiple thematic issues, concerns and imaginaries of leading officials of various agencies whose functioning impacts the city, with subject matter experts, youth, representatives of various sectors and residents from diverse sections of the city. And it is also a process of collectivising diverse views and solutions with necessary nuance.

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“Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture To Climate Resilient Agroecology: For A Hunger Free, Suicide Free, Poison Free Republic” – Delhi Workshop Report

A clear and strong case was made to promote agroecology to save farmers and advance food security across India by speakers and participants at the workshop organised by Navdanya, Environment Support Group, Center for Financial Accountability, Delhi Solidarity Group, People’s Resource Center and Focus on the Global South, in collaboration with Coalition for Environmental Justice in India, on 6th September 2019 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.  Welcoming the audience, Anil Tharayath of Delhi Forum

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Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture To Climate Resilient Agroecology: For A Hunger Free, Suicide Free, Poison Free Republic

Navdanya, Environment Support Group, Centre for Financial Accountability, Focus on the Global South, Delhi Solidarity Group, Peoples Resource Centre in collaboration with Coalition for Environmental Justice in India invite you to this workshop to be held on Friday, 6th September 2019 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi from 10 am to 2:30 pm. To register your participation, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/fthBT3kCmZtAUAhA9 OR confirm your participation via email at anil@delhiforum.net or socialmedia@esgindia.org OR call 9650015257

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ENERGY, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT

THE SUPREME COURT AND THE MODI GOVERNMENT ARE FAILING INDIA 6 February 2017 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group – Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: Talk by Armin Rosencranz at ESG Invite you to  talk on ENERGY, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT: THE SUPREME COURT AND THE MODI GOVERNMENT ARE FAILING INDIA Public Lecture by  Prof. ARMIN ROSENCRANZ            Monday, 6th February 2017, 4.30 pm

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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 State Governments not to support Union Govt’s Environmental Reforms based on Subramanian Committee Agenda of MoEF Environment and Forest Ministers Conference, April 2015 Appeal to State Governments not to support Subramanian Committee based Environment Reforms – Kannada   The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change organised a Conclave of Environment Ministers, Environment Secretaries,

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Access The Complete Report Of The High Level Committee Of Ministry Of Environment And Forests And Climate Change To Fundamentally Review Various Environmental Laws Of India

Leaked report yet to be released by the Government of India 1 December 2014 Downloads: Complete Report of the HLC Committee of MoEF&CC to review Environmental Laws, set up by PM of India Presentation by Mr. Madan Gopal, Principal Secretary, Karnataka Dept. of Environment , Ecology and Forests, to the HLC Leaked Report of the TSR Subramanian headed High Level Committee indicates fundamental, and regressive, changes to Environmental, Forest Protection and Forest Rights Laws of

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Combating Climate Change Report

A summer workshop for children Written by Gomati Madaiah and Sruthi Subbanna 19 – 23 April 2010 Downloads: Summer workshop for kids report Images from DNA coverage of the workshop With rising April temperatures in the city and summer vacations having just begun, a group of 21 children representing many schools in Bangalore and coming from many neighbourhoods in South Bangalore actively participated in a five day summer workshop organized by the Environment Support Group

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Combating Climate Change A Summer Workshop For Children 19th – 23rd April 2010

Written by Gomati Madaiah and Shruthi Subbanna with inputs from Bhargavi S. Rao and Leo F. Saldanha 19 – 23 April 2010 Downloads: summer-workshop-kids-2010-report.pdf Combating Climate Change A summer workshop for children 19th – 23rd April 2010 Coordinated by Environment Support Group, Bangalore With rising April temperatures in the city and summer vacations having just begun, a group of 21 children representing many schools in Bangalore and coming from many neighbourhoods in South Bangalore actively

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