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The two biggest threats to world peace today

Friday, 08 Sep 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Indeed, nuclear weapons and climate change are the gravest risks to society today. It's encouraging that the Peace Foundation is focused on these threats. But their voices must be heard across the planet New Zealand, which is one of the most peaceful nations in the world, hosts a unique not for...

The dark side of shopping malls

Friday, 25 Aug 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

If we are serious about Digital India, we need to make policy choices on whether the scarce resources should go for the enhanced welfare of the largest number rather than catering to the fancy of the privileged few India and most developing countries are held up as examples of societies pursuing...

Protecting and conserving life below water

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The impacts of our actions and threats across the globe, as a result of rising levels of reckless consumption, are a stark reminder that human society needs to urgently change course, if we wish to preserve ecosystems An important conference was organised in June by the United Nations to focus on...

Chaos of countless cars and air pollution

Friday, 28 Jul 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Nothing corrodes the quality of life more than chaotic urban transport. A developing country like India must come up with a long-term, efficient transport policy, and implement it faithfully Anyone living in a major metropolitan area anywhere in the world sees the growing chaos with increase in the population of cars....

Looming expectation of chaos at next G20 meet

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The visible sidelining of the US and trying to accommodate President Donald Trump’s preference of fossil fuel may be rendering the group of twenty pretty useless This year’s G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany, exhibited something distinctly different from previous sessions. First, it was apparent to all that the US, with...

Forging new relations with Kazakhstan

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The opening up of relations will have substantial benefits for India to expand its cultural, political and economic linkages with Central Asian region. Efforts must be made to harness the potential Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been extremely active in travelling to various countries round the world with which India either...

Trump’s fake news spin on Paris climate deal

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The US President has erred heavily in pulling his country out of an international pact to contain greenhouse gas emissions. Worse, he has used wrong arguments US President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris agreement, a decision which was widely anticipated. This move is...

Harnessing technology for sustainable growth

Friday, 02 Jun 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

With growing disparities between rich and poor, India needs to evolve science and technology strategies for rural areas, which provide new and smart choices for the most deprived sections of society Innovation and infusion of technological change have historically been major drivers of development and increase in human welfare. In the...

Downplaying climate change is dangerous

Friday, 19 May 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

Governments the world over appear to be influenced by the unhealthy interference of vested interests, and take positions not on facts but for short-term gains There is now a growing resolve across the world to deal with the challenge of climate change, even though action thus far has been inadequate and...

Earth Day is for action and not for lip service

Friday, 05 May 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The Trump regime needs to remember the efforts put in by people like Senator Gaylord Nelson and his successors, before dismissing a worldwide threat as a mere hoax It was the vision, commitment and initiative of a remarkable political leader in the US, Senator Gaylord Nelson, which led to the institution...


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