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Green is politics: India has to study climate change on its own -Jairam Ramesh

-The Hindustan Times ‘Himalayan Glaciers will disappear by 2035'. This was one the very alarming conclusions of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was brought to my attention when I took over as minister for environment and forests in May 2009. Could this really be true, I wondered. I then decided to convene a series of meetings with experts from different institutions across the country. And what...

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Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Energy is Crucial to Meet India’s Energy Shortage

-The United Nations (Press Release) New Delhi - "While India has made major progress in the supply of electricity and modern forms of energy, a large part of the population still lives in a state of energy deprivation," said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Pachauri was delivering the third United Nations Public Lecture in New Delhi...

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India needs new energy regime: Pachauri

-The Business Standard I am really concerned about the growing dependence of India on oil imports and the present situation in Iraq is adding more to it, he said Restricting the effects of climate change would lead to sustainable development, environmentalist R K Pachauri said here on Saturday. "Limiting the effects of climate change is necessary to achieve sustainable development, equity and poverty reduction," Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute and...

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High-level solutions-Anil K Gupta

-The Indian Express   The Himalayas need special policy attention, given their strategic importance and unique vulnerabilities   The fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted increased global warming, with a 1.5-2.0 degree rise in surface temperature by the end of the 21st century. This will not only make coastal regions vulnerable to sea-level rise but also make the sensitive Himalayan ecosystem more vulnerable. The increase in temperature will...

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Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal

-FAO   FAO publication highlights success stories in "climate-smart agriculture," stresses need to transition to new approach to food production Rome - Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication. On the one hand, the magnitude and scope of climate change's...

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