MoEF&CC Must Stop Destroying India’s Progressive Environment, Forest And Biodiversity Protection Jurisprudence

At a time when the United Nations General Assembly has finally passed a resolution making Right to Clean and Healthy Environment a Human Right, Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is doing everything to destroy India’s progressive environmental jurisprudence.

We invite you to endorse a statement demanding Indian Government must step back from its proposals to comprehensively dilute India’s and devastate India’s environmental laws. And it must stop yielding to corporate pressures and instead defend our Constitutional rights over our health, environment and our futures.

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Week 5: Securing Biodiversity Rich, Healthy, Socially Inclusiveand Economically Viable Commons In Bengaluru

Densely crowded, polluted, non-inclusive and stress-inducing concretised spaces are making neighbourhoods increasingly vulnerable to various impacts of climate change such as flooding and the ‘heat island’ effect. How, into the future, can the metropolis secure biodiversity rich, healthy and economically viable spaces for all?

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RECLAIMING OUR COMMONS Protecting Our Land, Water, Biodiversity & Livelihoods

HOSTED BY Asha Seattle & AID Seattle CONTACT seattle@ashanet.org seattle@aidindia.org 206.321.9456 23 May 2013 ; Time: 6.00 pm ; Venue: Microsoft Building 50/3015 4001 156th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 Downloads: ESG Talk 2013 flyer.pdf RECLAIMING OUR COMMONS Protecting our Land, Water, Biodiversity & Livelihoods WHEN Thursday May 23, 2013, 6pm WHERE Microsoft Building 50/3015 4001 156th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 What are the commons? Can our commons be the key to our future?

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IMPLICATIONS OF BIOPIRACY FOR CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND PROTECTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY RIGHTS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad 17 October 2012 ; Time: 18:15 – 19:45 hrs ; Venue: Side Event Room 4 – HITEX 1 – Ground Level, Hyderabad Downloads: Invitation to ESG Side Event on Biopiracy at COP11 of CBD, Hyderabad You are cordially invited to a Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad

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MONSANTO’S BRINJAL BIOPIRACY: A SHOCKING EXPOSE OF CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR BIODIVERSITY LAWS IN INDIA

(original source) Written by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi S. Rao for India Law News 1 December 2011 Downloads: ESG Article on Biopiracy in India Law News of American Bar Association biodiversity,publications,brinjal,education,resources,campaigns biodiversity brinjal B.t. Brinjal biodiversity biopiracy criminal Decision Making environment genetically engineered genetically modified karnataka mahyco. gmo minister monsanto palemar prosecution

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National Biodiversity Authority To Prosecute Mahyco/Monsanto And Collaborators Promoting Bt Brinjal In Violation Of Biodiversity Protection Law

11 August 2011 Downloads: Annexure A: Copy of ESG’s complaint to NBA, 15th Feb 2010 Annexure B: Copy of letter from Karnataka Biodiversity Board to NBA, May 28, 2011 Annexure C: Copy of Monsanto’s application to access 2 varieties of Indian onions Annexure D: Agreement between UAS Dharwas & Mahyco, March 2005 (Pages 1-15) Annexure D: Agreement between UAS Dharwas & Mahyco, March 2005 (Pages 16-27) Annexure E: Material Transfer Agreement between TN Agricultural University

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“Guardians Of Biodiversity” Workshop Report

Organised by the Environment Support Group with support from Punjab National Bank to commemorate the International Day for Biodiversity Written by Sruthi Subbanna, with inputs from Jake Carlson and Bhargavi S. Rao 22 May 2010 Downloads: Guardians of Biodiversity Workshop Report Rampant ecological degradation and species extinction have made “biodiversity” a common rallying cause for people around the world. The terminology biodiversity suggests encompasses all life forms and genetic variations in an ecosystem. At base

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Preserving India’s Biodiversity

Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh’s Assurances Will Not Save Species from Extinction ESG petitions Minister to Repeal the 190 Plants Exemption List 17 February 2010 Downloads: pressrelease-esg-moef-notification-exemp.pdf Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c) Mr. Jairam Ramesh in his “Clarification on MoE&F Notification of October 26, 2009 on Biological Resources Notified as Normally Traded Commodities” issued on 16th February 2010 has confirmed that the 190 plants listed in MoEF’s Notification “would be exempt

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Preserving India’s Biodiversity

Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh’s Assurances Will Not Save Species from Extinction ESG petitions Minister to Repeal the 190 Plants Exemption List (download press release – PDF, 224 KB) Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c) Mr. Jairam Ramesh in his “Clarification on MoE&F Notification of October 26, 2009 on Biological Resources Notified as Normally Traded Commodities” issued on 16th February 2010 has confirmed that the 190 plants listed in MoEF’s Notification “would

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