Rajendra Shende

Rajendra Shende

About Rajendra Shende

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

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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

Are we observing World Environment Day or World Emergency Day on June 5?

State of the environment today is certainly in a state of emergency. Many would call June 5, 2020, as World Emergency Day. In reality, today environment and emergency have indeed become synonyms, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Its Modi’s moment to transform rural India with reverse migration

This is Modi’s moment to transform India. He has the ability to not waste this opportunity to make the migrants stay in their safe homes and not allow them back to the cities., writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Pune Climate Dialogue sets the tone for Petersberg Climate Dialogue

At the Pune Climate Dialogue held on Earth Day,  April 22, India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar set the tone for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue through his interaction with nearly 350 climate experts, students and enthusiasts

India, France, China should WAVE to fight future viruses

The terrific trio of Modi, Macron and XI should meet over videoconference and announce WAVE. They have the capability and potential to make history, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

Modi and Trump are different, but together they can make a difference

The second largest and the fourth largest emitter of the green house gases are standing in the cusp of the most critical decade of the 21st century when they meet on 24-25 Februrary 2020 when the world is on the cusp of   environmental havoc due to climate change, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor