Rajendra Shende

Rajendra Shende

About Rajendra Shende

The author is Chairman, TERRE Policy Centre and former Director UNEP

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India’s vaccine gift to UN peacekeepers: Helping humanity fight pandemic

India’s initiative in supplying vaccines to UN peacekeeping forces and also to a large number of poor countries is a masterstroke of Narendra Modi’s government in vaccine diplomacy, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor 

Modi’s catch-the-rain awareness campaign will help India conserve scarce water (World Water Day is on March 22)

Prime Minister Modi clearly laid out the importance of collective responsibility towards water conservation in February. He called for a 100-day campaign to clean up water bodies and prepare them for rainwater harvesting before the monsoon of 2021, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Was Greta Thunberg's venturing into uncharted (Indian) territory warranted?

Have you heard the phrases, circadian rhythm and heliotropism? These phrases are the scientific terminologies to describe the behaviour of a sunflower on the farm

Health Diplomacy: India-made vaccine at centre stage of pandemic management

India has a longer track record of supplying medicines and vaccines to the rest of the world, than any other country, including China, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Carbon-neutral economy will be 'new normal'; India poised to be biggest contributor

India is forecast to be the biggest contributor to the ‘new normal’ doubling its renewable additions in 2021.  Wind and solar additions are expected to jump by 30 percent in both the US and China,  writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor 

Whoever wins the US election, Earth is the loser

Whoever is the winner, the planet would be the loser. The margins of the defeat of the planet would depend on who wins the American presidential race, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme is a well-deserved recognition

It may appear rather incredulous for many people to know that US President Donald Trump, who is facing his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in the Nov 3 presidential election and has been the subject of global criticism from liberals, has supported the work of WFP to the hilt, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor 

Spinning the wheel of hope on October 2

India may be considering itself a regional power but is still far from being a global power

Needed a new Manhattan Project - a global alliance to defeat COVID19

Modi and Macron are  the  "Champions of Earth". Now they should join hands to champion the global action through ACE -Alliance for (COVID19) Eradication, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

UN should catalyse global action to address the global pandemic

If the UN can demonstrate a successful example of the global treaty that avoided the calamity at the planetary level, why not the same UN cannot use its convening power to address the global pandemic? writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

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