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The US House of Representatives on Friday passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act by a narrow margin of 17 votes. It still has one more test to pass, which would be when it is presented to the Senate for final approval. Everyone realises that this will not be a cakewalk and may result in further dilution of the Bill, which would...

In Singur, West Bengal, when several villagers protested against the takeover of their land by the state government, to be handed over to the Tatas, what they were afraid of was not that they would not get the compensation money, but that they would not benefit otherwise from the development. Their children would not get employment; they would...

Today, international action on climate change is urgent and essential. Indeed, there can no longer be any debate about the need to act, because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which I am chairman, has established climate change as an unequivocal reality beyond scientific doubt.For instance, changes are taking place in...

IPCC chair R K Pachauri calls on journalists to maintain focus on the scientific rationale for action in their coverage of climate change.The media has played a central role in spreading awareness on climate change over the past two years. I find this particularly satisfying because when I was elected vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on...

The ministry of environment and forests got a new minister, Jairam Ramesh, who took charge just a few days before World Environment Day on June 5. Recognised for his penchant for infrastructure growth and the role of industry, it came as little surprise that most TV media channels on June 5 focused their debates on the prospects for India’s...

The first and most important change that the new government at the Centre ought to address is shifting the pattern of development itself. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is aware of recent trends that distort the very concept of sustainable development, essentially through blind aping of everything that defines lifestyles in the developed countries....

Sure, it was a long process, but the cabinet that finally emerged and the ministers occupying the key posts, which could have a significant impact on development, give us a reason to cheer. They make us believe that when the government says that the focus in their second term will be on inclusive growth, strengthening the infrastructure sector and...