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Oceans of Energy: Does the Future of Energy belong to the Sea?
As the world inches towards an increase in climatic catastrophe, renewable energy is slowly emerging as a new found weapon to combat carbon emissions. Stephen Liddell writes about the potential of energy derived from the vast oceans, which may hold the key to our future.

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In Conversation

Marine Protected Areas is a cornerstone of marine conservation

Dr Keryn Gedan is a Lecturer in Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. She is a marine ecologist who examines human pressures on coastal and estuarine ecosystems, such as salt marshes, mangrove forests, oyster reefs, and the rocky intertidal. Biba Jasmine in conversation with
Dr Gedan for TerraGreen.

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Building a Green Mode of Transportation: For Sustainable Development and Sustainable Economy

The concept of ‘green transportation’ is closely inter-related to sustainable transport and development, and all set to play a major role in India’s economy.  R Navneet Prabhu attempts to delineate the idea of green transport in the holistic picture of sustainable development and how it plays a pivotal role in India’s economy. He also explores the various companies in the country striving to maintain and retain their green strides, as part of building a sustainable economy.

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Green Tip of the Day
Reuse rainwater from the roof to water your lawn



Maneka Speaks

 Indiscriminate Exploitation of Animals in Traditional Medicines: Time to Take Stock of the Situation

People who rely on Ayurvedic medicine thinking that it is a jari-booti based science should know that animal parts are used in traditional medicines which can contribute to a decline in animal species. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi reflects on the indiscriminate exploitation of wild animals for use in traditional medicines, threatening these animal species with extinction.



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TERI Analysis

Building a Green and Sustainable Future: The Green–Grey Dichotomy

In the current urban landscape, there seems to be an unending tug of war between the upcoming grey patches of concrete jungle and vanishing green cover. However, it is clear that as of now the urban sprawl is unchecked and is destroying more and more farmlands surrounding cities.

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Special Report

Applying Gandhian Ideologies to Sustainable Development: Models of Self-Reliant Villages in India

Anna Hazare promulgates, “The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realized without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment and involvement of the common man.” Samrat Mukherjeediscusses the Gandhian philosophy of self-reliant and self-sufficient villages in India furthering the cause of sustainable development through sustainable lifestyle. He cites the examples of Ralegan Siddhi and Hiware Bazar as model Indian villages nurturing sustainable development.

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Ecosan Toilets Change the Face of Musiri

Musiri received the Tamil Nadu State Government Award for its total sanitation campaign, especially for the innovative community ecological sanitation (ecosan) toilets. Jency Samuel tells us about this ground-breaking community ecosan at Musiri and strongly suggests that it is a model that needs to be replicated in other parts of India as well.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248