Books and Book Reviews

Studying climate change in India- A book review in Economic and Political Weekly
This article in Economic and Political Weekly is a review of the edited book Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Politics and Governance by Navroz Dubash. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 8 months ago

This article in Economic and Political Weekly is a review of the edited book Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Politics and Governance by Navroz Dubash. The author of the article states that the book is an important addition to the body of knowledge on the subject of climate change. The articles in the book are written from diverse view points by authors who are activists, researchers, diplomats, policymakers, and politicians.

Transformation of a landscape from a desert to replenished watershed in Kaluchi Thakarwadi, Maharashtra- Special edition on "Combating desertification" by Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) India
The sprawling economic development and constant consumption of land resources in an unsustainable manner has come with a big price- degradation of land. The major causes for this can be attributed to industrial pollution, over grazing by animals, deforestation and careless management of forests and it rich and diverse resources and excessive mining. The impact is severe on ecologically fragile and dryland areas which often drives small farmers out from agriculture. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 8 months ago


Collective marketing by poor farmers improve their livelihoods by increasing their income levels-Special edition on "Farmers Organisations" by Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) India
What are the real world problems faced by farmers holding small lands? It can vary from issues such as the costs and benefits of production choices made by farmers, method of practising agriculture, access to credit facilities, awareness about various government schemes and the support extended by them during the time of natural disasters. Making a deeper analysis to these issues will reveal the hidden problem of poverty among these farmers. It also epitomises the challenges faced by small farmers. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 8 months ago


Powerless by choice: Updates from the Eco - Earth Care Optimised magazine's January 2013 issue
Powerless by choice: Updates from the Eco - Earth Care Optimised magazine's January 2013 issue sabitakaushal posted 8 years 8 months ago

Powerless by choice

Survey of the environment 2012 - A publication by The Hindu
This report published by The Hindu focuses on the issues related to the environment, nature, conservation and biodiversity and includes contributions from leading experts who talk about a variety of issues ranging from medicinal plants to shrinking wetlands, the threats to coastal ecosystems, the mining crisis, the dying rivers of India and threats due to urbanisation Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 8 years 8 months ago

The report includes the following articles under separate sections:

Biodiversity
The section on biodiversity includes four articles:

The risks of increased water efficiency requirements: The carbon disclosure project global water report 2012
This article presents the 2012 report of the CDP water disclosure project initiated by global financial institutions. The project sought to help industries identify water related risks and ideally, work cooperatively to address them. chicu posted 8 years 8 months ago

Cover of the CDP water disclosure report

Integrated Power Policy - A framework for people-centric, environment-friendly and a sustainable power policy - A book by Shankar Sharma
This book by Shankar Sharma sheds light on the tremendous difficulties faced by people in India because of the ill-conceived power projects. It provides a holistic set of credible alternatives, to counter the arguments given by project proponents and central and state governments. It also provides further information in the form of a number of references and statistical information on this issue. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 8 months ago

The primary objectives of this book are:

Conservation across landscapes: A study of the various mechanisms of biodiversity conservation in India
With the increasing threats to our landscapes, biodiversity management can no longer afford to be part of a polarized 'yes or no' argument. Instead,it is vital to seek out and implement a bouquet of negotiated approaches. The diversity of India's landscapes as well as conservation approaches make it a valuable learning tool. This report presents some of these approaches chicu posted 8 years 8 months ago

Chapter 1: Background

Biodiversity conservation has normally followed one of two approaches-

Solid and liquid waste management - Proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress organised at Thiruvananthapuram, 24th to 26th June 2010
This document includes the proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress organised at Thiruvanathapuram that included twenty three presentations that focused on the issue of solid and liquid waste management Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 8 years 8 months ago

This document published by the Centre for Environment and Development (CED) includes the proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress 2010  jointly organised by the Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Fo

River Bagmati: Bounties become a curse – A book by Dinesh Kumar Mishra
This book by Dinesh Kumar Mishra provides a compilation of all information related to the river Bagmati Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 11 months ago

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