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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Book Release: “Alternative Futures: India Unschackled”

An Edited Volume by Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy 6 February 2018 ; Time: 6 pm ; Venue: Indian Institute of Human Settlement, 197/36, 2nd Main Road, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to Release of “Alternative Futures: India Unshackled” community outreach,reports,publications,education,Alternative Futures,Ashish Kothari,K. J. Joy

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Tearing Through The Water Landscape

Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha, India by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi S. Rao for Environment Support Group 27 March 2017 Download the report: Tearing through the Water Landscape When Indian Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh cleared POSCO project in India based on his “faith and trust” in the Orissa Government’s claims that the Forest Rights Act did not apply to the project affected communities, he became a

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#WorldWaterDay: Interview With Bhargavi Rao On Sewage Water Recycling

by RJ Vijaya of RADIOACTIVECR, MARCH 22, 2017 22 March 2017 Interview on  #WorldWaterDay On Sewage Water Recycling with Bhargavi Rao & RJ Vijaya Click this link to listen to the interview (Kannada, 45 mins):  https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-and-sanitation-sewage-water-recycling Other Radioactive conversations with Bhargavi that may interest you: Water & Sanitation – Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Total Sanitation In Karnataka https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-discussion-with-bhargavi-rao-about-total-sanitation-in-karnataka Interview With Bhargavi Rao About Lakes Surf https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/water-sanitation-interview-with-bhargavi-rao-about-lakes-surf Discussion With Bhargavi Rao About Usage Of Dry Toilets

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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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INDIAN GOVERNMENT’S HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE REPORT ON REFORM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

A Non-trivial Threat to India’s Ecological and Economic Security 9 January 2015 Downloads: ESG Critique the TSR Subramanian Report on Environmental Reforms Press Release on ESG Critique of TSR Subramanian Report on Envtl Reforms 263rd Report of Dept Related Parliamentary Standing Cmt on Science and Tech, Environment and Forests On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as MoEF & CC) set up

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Report Of The One Day Workshop On “PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES” On 14th May 2014

Written by Bhargavi Nagendra, Nithya S.N & Ranjani Madhavan 14 May 2014 Downloads: Report of the Workshop-PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES ONE DAY WORKSHOP PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES   INTRODUCTION A one day workshop was organized by Action Aid and Environment Support Group (ESG) on the 14th of May 2014 at CSM house. There were around 50-60 participants from different parts of Karnataka like Belgaum, Bangalore, Hospet, Dharwad

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Workshop On Access To Safe Water: Challenges And Opportunities In Mavallipura

International Day of Action for Rivers 14 March 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM ; Venue: FRLHT Seminar Hall, Pathanjali block, Mavallipura, Bangalore Downloads: Report of workshop on Access to Safe Water in Mavallipura: ESG, KSCST & DSS   Environment Support Group in coordination with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti organised a workshop on “Access to safe Water: Challenges and Opportunities” on 14.3. 2013 at Mavallipura, on

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Watch Al Jazeera’s The Stream Special On ESG’s Biopiracy Case Against Monsanto And Its Implications For Agriculture And Food Security

Derrick Ashong, musician and social entrepreneur, hosted this online programme aired on 24 January 2012 24 January 2012 Al Jazeera’s The Stream special focussing on ESG’s expose of Monsanto’s biopiracy in India while advancing Bt Brinjal, covered a whole range of interconnected issues. Watch the programme on You Tube.  (Duration: 45 mins.).   The programme was hosted by Derrick Ashong, musician and social entrepreneur (@ashong, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derrick-ashong; http://www.derrickashong.com/about-me/) and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Al Jazeera journalist and producer

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Farming, Food And Environmental Stewardship: Children’s Workshop Report

Written by Bhargavi S. Rao 2 May 2011 Downloads: childrens-workshop-reportmay-2011.pdf Environment Support Group conducted  a three day summer workshop for children to help understand the basics of farming, the importance of food, conservation of natural resources and environmental stewardship, in fostering healthy communities. The workshop gave opportunities for children to learn where their food comes from; learn about traditional and appropriate farming practices, about healthy soils, beneficial insects, intelligent use of water and working with

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“Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura’s Illegal Landfills”

“Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura’s illegal landfills” 4 August 2010 The illegal municipal solid waste management landfills at Mavallipura, apart from inflicting extensive damage on the local community, also point to a larger systemic failure in the management of our urban spaces. We may have turned our backs on the grave and urgent problem of waste disposal in our cities, but events that transpired at Mavallipura have demonstrated how far-reaching the consequences are of such

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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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People’s Manifesto For Bangalore Civic Elections

15 March 2010 Overview At long last, Bangalore will elect its local government on 28 March 2010. Bangalore People’s Forum, a network of progressive voluntary organisations, of which ESG is a part, has come out with a Peoples Manifesto for these elections based on inputs from diverse sectors and after many consultations. Current Download the People’s Manifesto put together by Bengaluru Janara Vedike / Bangalore People’s Forum: ,English (PDF – 363 KB) ,Kannada (PDF –

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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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Hasire Usiru Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Report: Cycle Inclusive Planning Workshop – 31st January 2009 Written by Ms. Divya Ravindranath 31 January 2009 Downloads: bmlta-cycleworkshop-310109.pdf On 31st January 2009, a “Cycling Inclusive Planning Workshop” was jointly organized by Bangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA), EMBARQ, Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), City Connect and RideACycle Foundation (RAC-F). The workshop was held between 9:00 AM -5:00 PM at the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation premises, Double Road, Bangalore. The workshop brought together concerned

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