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Press Release - IISD
Date: 11th September, 2020

3 Days IISD-Workshop
"Drinking Water Supply and Management for Leh Town, UT-Ladakh"

Inaugural Address is delivered by Shri UP Singh, IAS Secretary MoWR as Chief Guest

Hon'ble Chief Guest Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry Of Water Resources delivered inaugural address at the Three Days IISD-Workshop on "Drinking Water Supply and Management for Leh Town, UT-Ladakh" on Microsoft Team Webinar Platform on 11th September, 2020, emphasizing the importance of Water as a precious natural resource and how it is the right time that we can participate at all stakeholder levels and make coherent efforts to use it in a sustainable way. He educated the participants about how the government is readily taking proactive measures to move towards a water sustainable future in accordance with the vision of "Har ghar jal". He encouraged the participants in full spirit to participate and come up with initiatives at the local level for Leh to be a model which could inspire the rest of the country.

Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), - is a national think tank and scientific research institute, is thoroughly committed and moving towards this goal with an attempt to make India self sufficient in water resources, through a series of conservation measures at grassroot level involving communities and every citizen of the nation, creating a Jan Aandolans to make it happen. IISD's Research and Knowledge Support Centre for Sustainable Development in Ladakh, along with Carbon Minus India (CMI) and Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) at Leh - as Our Local Partner, is working together in the Leh Water Audit Project as a first step, to make Leh a better place for its people to live in, under the Livable Leh Initiative. This workshop was the first of the many such initiatives, which would no doubt foster the same in the highest town of India.

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Media Release - IISD
Date: 24th February 2020

United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Conference of Parties (COP-13) at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which is also known as, Boon Convention, the well known Environment Treaty under UNEP, started on 15th February and concluded on 22nd February 2020 at Gandhinagar with the adoption of a number of significant resolutions and decisions to address the conservation needs and threats facing migratory species around the globe. Gandhinagar declaration sends strong message on importance of migratory species for new global biodiversity strategy. Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), New Delhi; was one of the active participants, with an Observer Status in this prestigious COP of the United Nations.

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IISD Press Release
Date: 17th December 2019

UNFCCC COP25 concluded inconclusive at Madrid

I expect a clear demonstration of increased #ClimateAction ambition & commitment out of #COP25. Leaders of all countries need, to show accountability & responsibility. Anything less would be a betrayal of our entire human family and all generations to come.

António Guterres

Although the world’s major emitters were never expected to announce fresh climate pledges at COP25, there was still hope that they might collectively send a strong message of intent for next year. However, talks quickly became bogged down in technical issues, such as the rules for carbon market mechanisms, which have eluded completion for years.

There was a growing sense of a disconnect between these slow, impenetrable UN processes, among many attendees and strong climate actions, were demanded by protesters around the world.

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IISD Press Release
Date: 25th April 2013

Workshop on "Deforestation and Charcoal Production in India",
India International Centre (IIC) Annexe, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003.

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Media Release - IISD
Date: 8th August 2007


Eastern regional branch of Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), was launched in a colourful public function in an auspicious evening at Hotel Swosti Plaza, Bhubaneswar on 08.08.2007 at 06.00 PM; where Sri S. N. Patro, Hon'ble Minister, Energy, IT and Culture; graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Sri Sahadeb Sahu, Former Chief Secretary, presided over the function. Prof. Fani Bhusan Das, Former Commissioner-cum-Secretary, H&UD Dept, Govt. of Orissa, Dr. Niranjan Panda, Western Orissa Development Council, Sr. B. Mallick, Former Joint Secretary, Home Affairs, Govt. of India graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. The meeting was attended by the Senior Govt. Officials, Industrial Authorities, Dignitaries from Academia and Research, Press Personalities from Audio Visual and Print Media, Reporters, NGOs etc.

At the beginning, Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, IISD, New Delhi briefed the overall background and goal of the institute. He further expressed that the regional branch at Bhubaneswar shall be actively involved in devising sustainable development of the State of Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim and North East States; through technology enhancement and shall be developed as a Research and Knowledge Centre to meet the local needs. Dr. Panigrahi announced the names of the persons, who have expressed their interest to work as honorary officials and advisors of the eastern regional branch of IISD and emphasized on the principle of Business model, in which this regional branch will operate.

Sir Archak Pattnaik, Director (Technical) IISD, made a detailed presentation on activities, scope and vision of IISD. He emphasized on development of expertise in various issues, which can provide solution to environmental implications of developmental projects. The institute shall be immensely helpful to the State Govt., industrial houses, Developers, NGOs etc; involving all the major stakeholders from different walk of life. He focused on the proposed activities at regional branch at Bhubaneswar.

Hon'ble Chief Guest, Guests of Honour, and President lauded the effort of IISD for launching the regional branch at Bhubaneswar, which was the need of the state. They expressed their confidence on the institute in advising the concerned for making a balance between development and environment. They also assured all necessary support to the institute.

There was a deep interactions with the media and the people of the evening, with Dr Srikanta K. Panigrahi; who very pro-actively answered queries of the media person and sought everyone's help to develop the institute at Bhubaneswar as an Centre of Excellence; creating an historic example of it's kind for time to come.

The meeting ended with mass recitation of National Anthem.

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