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Two recent news items came as rays of hope on the literally darkening horizons of the city of Delhi, darkening not because of the progressively shorter days but because of polluted air, which has been attributed mainly to suspended particles from the city's growing fleet of automobiles. The first item was that the Mashelkar committee, which was...

I can say I am not unhappy with the outcome of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) Johannesburg. This is because I did not go with inflated expectations to be let down. Events of this nature are not going to change the tide of the opinion of the public and policy-makers in favour of development. But they definitely raise awareness...

Opinion is divided on what the Earth Summit in Johannesburg achieved. Developed countries pushed their WTO agenda on issues such as labour standards and eco-labelling. Developing countries responded by pressing for removal of trade-distorting subsidies for agriculture in the North. The two sides fought to a standstill and the finally-agreed...

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) at Johannesburg began against a background of almost universal pessimism about its outcome. As distinct from the Rio Summit of 1992, the Johannesburg Summit did not receive the kind of media attention that led to very high expectations in the case of Rio. This, perhaps, was an asset, because the...