A statement presented by southern NGOs in Rio

The NISGA: are fighting with the British Columbian government to be recognised as a community. They came to Rio to "tell the world about their problems"

A few northern groups proposed the setting up of a World Commission on Forests. Fortunately, the idea didn't go too far

Influential northern NGOs joined hands to demand a "comprehensive strategy" on forests

The South came back reasonably victorious from Rio, it was only because of the poor leadership of USA. The question now is: will it be able to sustain its success?

Some common misconceptions that emerged during the run up to Rio

Subsidy amounts and sales figures may not always be indicators of commercial success. After a decade old promotion campaign, only a few Indians own solar cookers and fewer still use them. Is the design, which is incompatible to Indian conditions, t

The weavers of Kabir Basti had just two resources: wool and their own talent. With this they transformed their lives

Research on solar cookers has remained the enclave of Gandhian innovators

Even death ceremonies in these 1,200 villages in orissa's Puri district have been transformed

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