Environment & Development

Passing the Buck to States :: The New Paradigm of Governance at Ministry of Environment to protect Wetlands

Passing the Buck to States :: The New Paradigm of Governance at Ministry of Environment to protect Wetlands

Empowering the States with more Central share of taxes was a good idea towards cooperative federalism, but passing the entire buck of regulating the sensitive area as that of wetlands seem to be a casual passing off. It’s certainly surprising to note that even after armed with handsome funds, personnel and technological aides, Ministry of […]

Piketty’s Logic extends to the domain of environment. Deterioration > Absorption.

Piketty’s Logic extends to the domain of environment. Deterioration > Absorption.

The French Economist Thomas Piketty’s seminal theory captured in the expression r > g (where r is the rate of return to wealth and g is the economic growth rate) somewhere seem to apply to the domain of environment as well. A recent study, conducted under the aegis of  UN Environment Programme (UNEP) involving 1,203 […]

Taiwan’s First Female President Tsai Ing-Wen to balance between economic development and environmental protection

Taiwan’s First Female President Tsai Ing-Wen to balance between economic development and environmental protection

Environmental conservation seems to be on top priority of Women. Be it the village level self-help groups sustaining on local ecological resource, or be it the newly elected first Woman President of Taiwan. In her inaugural speech after being sworn in as the first female president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai Ing-Wen told […]

Centre for Environmental Health, A Public Health Foundation of India & Tata Institute of Social Science Joint Initiative launched by Health Minister J P Nadda

Centre for Environmental Health, A Public Health Foundation of India & Tata Institute of Social Science Joint Initiative launched by Health Minister J P Nadda

The penchant for having newer public institutions without augmenting & expanding the existing ones remains an imperative of India’s public policy climate. Nonetheless, the Public Health Foundation of India and the Tata Institute of Social Science have come together to establish ‘Centre for Environmental Health’, which shall conduct research across a range of environmental health issues, including […]

Yet another institute to fix the menace of environmental pollution

Yet another institute to fix the menace of environmental pollution

Taking refuge in the conventional motifs of governance whereby committees, commissions and institutions are handed over the murky obligations, Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, has been convinced for the establishment of a Pollution Research Institute, which will examine all pollution-relation matters. Though, the plan for the institute is only in […]