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Climate Solution: Candid, helpful book on India’s Climate Crisis

November 3, 2019 SANDRP Book Review: The Climate Solution: India’s Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. By Mridula Ramesh. Hachette India. 2019. Pp 344 + viii. Rarely you would see a book terming India’s Climate Challenge as CRISIS. “The Climate Solution” by Mridula Ramesh does that then explains why it is being termed as a crisis, what ... Read More »

South rejects US memo on Special & Differential Treatment

Geneva, Oct (D. Ravi Kanth) – More than 50 developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (16 October) rejected the US Presidential Memorandum for bringing about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

Work on Lower Subansiri HEP sans people’s concerns opposed

October 21, 2019 SANDRP – With work on NHPC Ltd’s 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro power project restarting after a wait of almost eight years, anti-dam organisations led by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) vowed to launch an intense resistance movement to stop further construction of the project. AASU, in a statement, alleged that ... Read More »

High-level meet on finance for dev – result business-as-usual

By: Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo 28 September 2019, New York City — Following a disappointing Climate Action Summit that yielded few commitments, despite science showing the need for urgent system change, and a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit acknowledging that the international community is off-track to achieve the SDGs in 10 years, the High-level Dialogue (HLD) on Financing for Development convened ... Read More »

Rural BD families spend 2bn Dollars on climate change

By Andrew Norton London, Sep 20 2019 (IPS) – In an alarming imbalance struggling families in rural Bangladesh spend almost US$2 billion a year on preventing climate-related disasters or repairing damage caused by climate change ― far more than either the Bangladesh government or international bodies. Read More »

Guidance for Muslims on the Holy Ashura

Muslims around the world mourn the assassination of Imam Husayn, the second grandson of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on the Holy Ashura, 10th of Muharram (Al-Hijra month). Ancient River, Euphrates which cradled the world’s earliest civilizations, still flows down the Karbala. It was on the back of this river that Imam Husayn was assassinated by the forces of Yazid in the ... Read More »

Article19 call to end moibile, Internet restrictions on Rohingyas

Restrictions on mobile communications deepens vulnerability of Rohingya community, Article19 said on Tuesday. The decision by Bangladesh authorities to restrict access to mobile telecommunications services by Rohingya refugees violates the rights to freedom of expression, information and non-discrimination, ARTICLE 19 said today. Bangladesh’s initiative to limit mobile access follows the imposition by the Myanmar government of a mobile Internet blackout ... Read More »