Rajendra Shende

Rajendra Shende

About Rajendra Shende

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

More From Rajendra Shende

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

A teacher and an educator: An IITian's tribute

I was nervously waiting outside Prof N.R Kamath’s room in IIT Bombay’s Chemical Engineering Department

Living with nature, not on nature, should be foundational roadmap for India

After being ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 73 years after independence appear to be not very long. But in such a relatively short time, we have walked with strides by being loyal to our own constitution

Elephants are ecosystem engineers: South Asia should be proud of them (August 12 is World Elephant Day)

“Elephants, because of their size, appetite, and migratory habits, disperse more seeds of more species further than any other animal

An India-China truce with a difference: Why the disengagement may work this time

The declaration of truce on July 6, the 85th birthday of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama and two days after the Dharma Chakra Day on July 4, reminds of Buddha’s message that was carried by Indians to China, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

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