Rio 20

  • 'Climate change has been with us for quite some time' January 31, 2013

    Ali Tauqueer Sheikh, Director Asia, Climate and Development Knowledge Network talks about the significance of having special focus development of developing nations. ...
  • A snapshot of what climate change talks have achieved in 25 years January 22, 2013

    One often comes across observations made by even responsible policy makers that climate change negotiations over the past 25 years have achieved nothing. To my mind, it is just not true; tangible progress has been made. This progress may not be as rapid as many environmentalists would like, but nevertheless...
  • Defining the Rio+20 takeaway: 'The Future We Want' January 22, 2013

    The outcome document of the Rio+20 summit, 'The Future We Want', marks an important advance in the incorporation of a human rights dimension in the UN development agenda. In contrast to the passing or tangential references to human rights in the outcome documents of the earlier Rio de Janeiro summit...
  • Eurozone problems will impact India: PM June 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday voiced concern that continuing problems in the eurozone will further dampen global markets and adversely impact India's own economic growth. Singh also said that the need to revive global growth should be an issue of immediate concern which must be addressed by...
  • India needs green muscle at Rio+20 February 13, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will have a different kind of carnival this year. From June 20 to 22, the city will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which is expected to bring together heads of states, ministers, senior officials, representatives from international organisations, civil society leaders and...