‘जलवायु परिवर्तन और आपदा प्रबंधन’ पर सम्मेलन

अंतरराष्ट्रीय आपदा जोखिम न्यूनीकरण दिवस 2019 की पूर्व संध्या पर  राजधानी दिल्ली के इंडिया हैबिटेट सेंटर में ‘जलवायु परिवर्तन और आपदा प्रबंधन’ पर एक सम्मेलन आयोजित हुआ। इसे अंतरराष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन संस्थान (आईआईडीएम) ने आयोजित किया था। सम्मेलन में आपदा प्रबंधन क्षेत्र से जुड़े विभिन्न विशेषज्ञों ने अपनी राय व अनुभव साझा किए। यह सम्मेलन […]

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Environmental flow & Sustainability

The Concept of Environmental Flow and Sustainability

Minimum ecological flow is based on the principle that a certain amount of minimum flow must be present in a flowing freshwater ecosystem such as a river or an estuary so that the ecological quality of the flowing freshwater ecosystem is maintained. The term minimum ecological flow is also used sometimes, in association with the […]

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Geopolitics of the Poles in the Anthropocene Age

 Science and politics are intricately intertwined more so in Polar Regions where science ensures access. The Antarctic Treaty has provided an excellent platform for resolving minor irritants even though some experts feel that the Treaty is lately hollowing (Hemmings, 2017). Even at the height of the cold war period when the ‘the potential for the […]

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Himalaya | Seeking a Coordinated Approach in Glacier Research

The 2400 km long arcuate Himalaya-Hindu Kush mountain range supports largest accumulation of snow and ice following the Polar regions of Arctic and Antarctic and Greenland. Apart from the several peaks that attain more than 8000 m heights above mean sea level, the Himalaya also brings to life many major rivers that support ~1.3 billion […]

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economic survey

Environmental Funding | Budget 2018

Environmental funding in India would do well to heed the cautions of the Economic Survey. India performs among the bottom five countries in the Environmental Protection Index 2018 – a quantification of the environmental performance of a state’s policies – published by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum. Its overall ranking […]

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biodiversity as conservation

Biodiversity as Conservation | Threats & Conservation Efforts

Thomas Lovejoy in 1980 coined the term ‘Biological Diversity’ which was later modified by E. O. Wilson in 1986 who coined the term ‘Biodiversity’ in his report for the first American Forum on Biological Diversity. As a term intimately related to environmental and wildlife conservation, although the popularity of the term has increased dramatically since […]

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Svalbard

Climate Change in the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway

The Arctic region is experiencing the effects on Climate Change more than most regions on Earth and as such, Climate Change in Svalbard, which lies in the Arctic region deserves special attention. The Svalbard archipelago is located in the Arctic Ocean, about halfway between Norway and the North Pole, and is under the jurisdiction of […]

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Global Warming and Impacts of Glacial Meltdowns on Indian Rivers

Other the polar regions, the Himalayas follow as the largest deposit of frozen water in the world, especially in the case of Himalayan glaciers. Himalayan glaciers make up about 17 per cent of the Himalayas and about 37 per cent of the Karakoram Range. The water melted from Himalayan glaciers form the headwaters for many […]

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