Following Protest, Karnataka Forest Department Cancels Workshop To Evolve Its Vision Document-2030 In Collaboration With KPMG

Key Concerns listed over KPMG involvement gain wide support 2 November 2018 Downloads: KFD Cancel Vision 2030 Workshop Following protest, Karnataka Forest Department Cancels Workshop to evolve its Vision Document-2030 in collaboration with KPMG The Karnataka Forest Department has decided to put together a ‘Vision Document-2030’ that would outline the governing principles of its efforts for the next several years. While the initiative itself is laudable –and unprecedented amongst our country’s states- the process in

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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 Representation rejecting Draft National Forest Policy 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: 1)  Indian

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How To Protect Trees From Needless Felling In Bangalore

The third workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 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 Downloads: How To Protect Trees and Green Bangalore   ‘How to do it?’ workshop An ESG initiative   How to protect trees from needless felling in Bangalore   There is wide-spread concern over the recent proposal to once

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 Downloads: Report of the Workshop The transformations in our cities and urban agglomeration triggered by globalization demand a review on the various developmental paradigms. Because of this, cities are becoming fragmented spaces: gated areas for wealthy citizens, ‘abandoned’ spaces for the poor. Rights deprivation like access to clean water, adequate housing, and education is becoming concentrated in these abandoned spaces. This

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A 2nd Workshop in the ESG ‘How to’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 ; Time: 5.30 pm to 8 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/u94Ymtnt6L22 Downloads: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City Kannada: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City ‘How to do it?’ workshops An ESG initiative How to get Ward Committees to work for the city The workshop Facilitators

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How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031 FOR BENGALURU

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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 16 March 2017 ; Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff @ ESG Report of the conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program

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Karnataka Government Must Freeze Mass Tree Felling Till Necessary Public Review Safeguards Are In Place

Chief Minister directs Urban Development Secretary to take action 28 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release: CM Directs UDD Sec to review Mass Tree Felling decision ESG Representation: UDD Secretary Urged to Stop Mass Tree Felling CM directs Urban Dev Sec to review Mass Tree Felling procedures It has been confirmed by the Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that over 30,000 objections have been received in response to the Public Notice1 issued

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BBMP Proposals For Mass Felling Of Trees Illegal, In Contempt Of Court

BBMP Tree Officer Notice calling for Public Comments has to be withdrawn 10 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Rep to BBMP Tree Officer – Mass Felling Illegal 9th Feb 2017 BBMP Public Notice on Jayamahal Road Tree Felling GOK SC Affidavit in BMCIP case affirming KTCP Act Jayamahal Tree Felling Illegal, in Contempt of Court The same law applies to Steel Flyover and other Infrastructure projects as well There is an eerie feeling to the recent

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STATE WIDE WORKSHOP ON “Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies”

Organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and in association with St. Philomena’s College, Mysore 19 December 2015 ; Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm ; Venue: St.Philomena’s College Auditorim, Bannimantap, Bangalore -Mysore Road, Mysore- 570015 Downloads: KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- English KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- Kannada Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment

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Karnataka High Court Dismisses PIL Demanding Planned Improvement Of Roads In Bangalore

Eight year old PIL seeking to protect lakhs of trees and rights of thousands of urban residents, dismissed in minutes 8 June 2015 Downloads: Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed Kannada Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka constituted by Acting Chief Justice Mr. Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy dismissed today W.P. No, 7107/2008, a Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group

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Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies Across Karnataka

Organised by Environment Support Group in Collaboration with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology 24 January 2015 ; Venue: Various Locations in Karnataka Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group INVITE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN STATE WIDE WORKSHOPS ON “Conservation of Lakes and Water Bodies” Organised as part of the efforts in Networking for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – Eco Water Literacy Campaign 2011 (Karnataka) supported by the Department of Science

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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 1 December 2014 Downloads: Karnataka High Court’s 7th August 2014 decision on steps needed to re-green Bangalore 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

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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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BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY POSTPONES PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWING CALL FOR ACTION TO TELL THE AUTHORITY IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THEM TO PLAN OUR CITY

CALL FOR PUBLIC ACTION 12 November 2014 Downloads: esg-call-action-bda-rmp-2031-hearing-121.pdf UPDATE: BDA has postponed the Public Hearing on the Revised Master Plan – 2013, without citing any reason, whatsoever. It is now important that we propose to the Government of Karnataka, in particular the Urban Development Department, the procedure that has to be followed in preparing a Metropolitan Plan as envisaged in the Constitutional 74th Amendment (Nagarpalika) Act, 1992.   OUR EARLIER CALL FOR ACTION, FOLLOWING

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An Urgent Appeal To Help Verify Claims Of BBMP About Tree Planting In Bangalore City

Requesting Bangaloreans to count trees planted by BBMP since 2007 22 April 2014 Downloads: BBMP submission to Karnataka High Court on trees planted since 2007 ESG Appeal to Count Bangalore Trees   On 21st April 2014, the Counsels of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP: Greater Bangalore City Corporation) placed before the Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. D. H. Waghela and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna a compilation of tree planting activities in Bangalore. The document claims

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The Future Of Tree Protection In Karnataka

A Talk by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, BBMP 15 April 2014 ; Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm ; Venue: Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s Post Graduate Centre, Langford Road, Bangalore Downloads: ESG_Tree_Act_Talk_Invitation_15042014.pdf  Environment Support Group and Department of Environmental Science, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore invite you to a talk on The Future of Tree Protection in Karnataka With specific emphasis on tree protection in urban areas by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS

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Ministry Of Environment And Forests Says Challakere Grasslands A “potential Habitat Of Great Indian Bustard”

Ministry files affidavit in National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) 30 October 2013 Downloads: ESG Release on MoEF Affidavit in NGT on Challakere Case 30 Oct 2013 In obedience with the 27th September 2013 direction of Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member), constituting the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (South Zone), in Applications 6 and 12 of 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests filed a common counter today before

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Criminal Proceedings Against Monsanto/Mahyco And Others, Back On Track

Karnataka High Court dismisses Petition seeking quashing of criminal prosecution 12 October 2013 Downloads: Release: Criminal proceedings against Monsanto back on track In a significant ruling, Justice Mr. A. S. Pachhapure of the High Court of Karnataka dismissed on 11th October petitions that sought quashing of criminal prosecution of senior representatives of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar (UAS), M/s Mahyco/Monsanto and M/s Sathguru, who have been accused by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and

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Comply With Directions Or Pay Penalty, Ministry Of Environment And Forests Told By National Green Tribunal (Southern Bench)

Directions issued in petitions filed by Environment Support Group and anr. challenging illegal diversion of Amrit Mahal Kavals to defence, nuclear, industrial, institutional and commercial projects in Challakere 27 September 2013 Downloads: ESG Release_MOE to be Penalised_NGT direction_27th Sept 2013 NGT_SZ_Direction_Applcn_6_12_2013_27th Sept 2013 The Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (South Zone), Chennai, comprising of Justice Shri. M. Chockalingam and Expert Member Prof. R. Nagendran today directed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to file their

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Karnataka High Court Issues Contempt Notice On Karnataka Chief Secretary For Not Constituting Lake Protection Committees As Directed

Order issued in Civil Contempt Petition filed by Environment Support Group 29 August 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: High Court issues notice of Contempt against Karnataka Chief Secretary Press Release : 29th August 2013 : Bangalore Karnataka High Court issues Contempt Notice on Karnataka Chief Secretary for not constituting Lake Protection Committees as directed In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Mr. Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar & Mr.

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Workshop On Addressing Inadequacies Of The Karnataka Preservation Of Trees Act, 1976

in light of the observations made by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka on Karnataka Government’s intent to reform the law 26 January 2013 ; Time: 2 pm – 6 pm ; Venue: Ashirwad, 30, St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore Downloads: Tree Act Review Workshop Invitation Tree Act Review Background Note Environment Support Group and Bangalore Environment Trust cordially invite you to a workshop on Addressing Inadequacies of the Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act, 1976 in

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Workshop On Establishment Of Ward Committees In 198 Wards Of Bangalore Held

in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 16 January 2013 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm ; Venue: Student Christian Mission House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore 560027 Tel: 080 2222 3761 Downloads: Invitation to Workshop on Establishment of Ward Cmts in Bangalore Note on Context of Court directing establishment of Ward Committees Report of Workshop on Constituting Ward Committees, 16 Jan 2013   Environment Support Group,

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Workshop On Wise Use, Rehabilitation, Conservation And Protection Of Lakes And Their Canal Networks In Karnataka

Workshop Invitation 22 September 2012 ; Time: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore Workshop Date: 22 September 2012(REGISTRATION CLOSES 20 SEPTEMBER)   Over the past two decades there has been a serious decline in the quality and number of lakes in the Bangalore urban region due to encroachment, pollution and neglect. The same situation exists across the State of Karnataka. This has resulted in

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Karnataka High Court Institutes Decentralised Management And Regulation Of Conservation And Protection Of Karnataka’s Lakes And Canal Networks

Unprecedented decision gives new lease of life to build water and ecological security of Karnataka 31 August 2012 Downloads: ESG Release on Final Order by Karnataka High Court in Lakes Case Final Order of Kar High Court in ESG PIL on Lakes (WP 817/2008), dt. 11 April 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and Raja Kaluves: ESG Publication, 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and

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