The following report is a summary of mining giant Adani’s track record, based on research into hundreds of court documents by Environmental Justice Australia and Earthjustice and other publicly available evidence. In 2011, a ship carrying Adani coal sank off the coast of Mumbai, devastating beaches, tourism and marine life.

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations.

In a context of rapid growth, an increasing proportion of minorities and indigenous peoples are now living in urban areas. But while they offer the possibility of greater freedoms, improved livelihoods and more equitable opportunities, cities often magnify existing patterns of discrimination and insecurity.

This second State of the World’s Volunteerism Report on volunteerism and governance argues that volunteerism and placing people at the centre of development policy and investment offer untapped potential for sustainable development.

 

CSE with global rank of 17th is the top-most environmental think tanks amongst developing countries after the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

This new report on development and ecological sustainability in Uttarakhand by Ravi Chopra, environmentalist analyzes Uttarakhand, India, current development pattern in terms of equity and sustainability in the context of floods and landslides which affected the region. Says that the devastation in Uttarakhand on June 15-17, 2013 was aggravated many times over by the heavy constructions and the model of infrastructure-led development undertaken in the mountain state. It outlines development actions that can enhance ecological sustainability, equity and reduce regional imbalances and argues that establishment of effective disaster management systems and procedures at the community, district and state levels will require good governance, and active engagement of the civil society as an active partner in disaster management

Centre for Science and Environment ranks 19th amongst top 70 thinktanks on environment in 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI).

Human rights violations connected to the POSCO-India project must be addressed as a matter of priority by India and South Korea during South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s state visit to India, said ESCR-Net today. India and South Korea should discuss and make public concrete measures to address serious allegations of human rights abuse tied to POSCO’s steel project in Odisha state.In the lead up to President Park’s visit to India, Indian officials took several measures aimed at accelerating POSCO’s Odisha project.

The National Drinking Water Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2013-2022 provides the “framework” to guide the advocacy and communication interventions in the implementation of the NRDWP.

This major publication on best practice in nutrition tackles the wide-ranging issues like- stunting, food insecurity, hidden hunger, obesity and puts the topic of nutrition security on the agenda of policy-makers, academics, private sector organizations and the civil society.

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