Futures Forum Seminar On Preparedness: 12-13 January 2021

ESG is participating in one effort – a 23 country comparative study to learn lessons for the future from COVID-19, a study led by Prof. Sheila Jasanoff of Harvard Kennedy School and Prof. Stephen Hilgartner of Cornell University which will be featured in Futures Forum seminar on Preparedness, 12-13 Jan 2021.

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Interrogating Governance And Financial Implications Of ‘Smart Cities’ – Part I Report

In collaboration with Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School, USA & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany, as part of a project on Governance of Sociotechnical Transformation in this interrogating discussion on Governance and Financial Implications of ‘Smart Cities’.

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Rewilding Humans: Nature Education At The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary is a forest garden and conservation centre in Wayanad Kerala. It is founded on a premise that humans are participant members in nature’s community. The philosophy and practice, as well as world view and politics of the sanctuary arise out of this. As the world gets more and more fragmented and hierarchized, even more driven by capitalistic interests and a technocracy,

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Webinar Series: ‘Better Bus Bengaluru’

The final webinar as part of the “Better Bus Bengaluru” campaign with #BengaluruMoving is on Friday, 28th August 2020 (4-6 pm on Zoom and Facebook) when we will address the theme: “Streamlining and calming traffic, and making cities inclusive for all”.

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Cityscape Transformation And Crisis Of Conservation: A Comparison Of Kolkata Wetlands And Bangalore’s Lake Systems.

Date: Thursday the 27th of August 2020   5-6.30 pm IST Speaker Profiles Dr. Sana Huque has a Masters degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. In her Ph.D. thesis, Sana has studied wetland loss, as well as its conservation, from a sociological perspective, and with a special focus on the East Kolkata Wetlands. Sana is associated with ESG as a Senior Research Associate.

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IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk On Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020: Reflections And The Way Forward

On behalf of the Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at IMPRI, and the Department of Energy and Environment at the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi, with India Water Portal as Media Partner,is pleased to have you join us for the IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk on:

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The News Minute Discussion On Draft EIA Notification 2020

Noted actress Parvathy Thiruvothu, Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group and Manju Menon of Centre for Policy Research discuss with Anna Isaac and Megha Sreeram of The News Minute, the irreversible and disastrous implications to India’s security, human rights and environment, if EIA Notification 2020 ever became a reality. See the discussion on TNM Facebook page Also read Parvathy’s letter to MoEF&CC demanding withdrawal of Draft EIA Notification 2020. ‘A terrible piece of law’: Parvathy

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India Today TV Discussion On Draft EIA Notification 2020

Govt vs activists over Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020 Justice Mr. Deepak Gupta who recently retired as Judge of the Supreme Court, Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group, Kanchi Kohli of Centre for Policy Research and Vishwaja Sambhat, public health researcher and youth activist discuss with Nabila Jamal of India Today why the Draft EIA Notification 2020 is environmentally and socially disastrous, against the Environment Protection Act, 1986 and violates several Constitutional guarantees.

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Rewilding Degraded Landscapes/Habitats With Native Plants: A Chat With Pradip Krishen And Govinda Bowley

Rewilding and restoration of degraded landscapes are slowly entering the public imagination. Planting degraded habitats with native species is a powerful way to initiate and support ecological revival. In this online chat with two practitioners we explore restoration efforts in two biomes in India

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Mandate Project Policy And Legislative Consultation Process – Draft EIA Notification 2020

The Mandate Project, an innovative platform that promotes better coordination between experts, civil society, and policy practitioners, is organizing a legislative and policy consultation program on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020. Hon’ble Justice Deepak Gupta, former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Professor M. K. Ramesh, National Law School of India, Bengaluru and Leo Saldanha, Coordinator/Trustee of Environment Support Group addressed this consultation. More details about the Consultation are accessible here. The recording

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CEJI Demands Withdrawal Of Anti-Constitution, Anti-Environment And Anti-Democracy Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020

Statement of the Coalition for Environmental Justice in India Demand a Comprehensive New Substantive Environmental Law to Regulate Development in consonance with Environment Protection Act, 1986 The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) put out the Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020 for public comment on 23rd March 2020, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown as a means to contain COVID-19 pandemic.  The Notification was thus issued for public

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