Hardlook- ‘Delhi Landmark Tree Map’: Know your trees- Capital’s ‘green folk’ get their very own map, March 2016
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, two Delhi-based environmental conservation organisations have created a tree map on which they have represented 59 key species of trees in the capital. According to Chhaya Bhanti of Vertiver and Swapan Mehra of Iora Ecological Solutions, leaders of the two companies behind the ‘Delhi Landmark Tree Map’, “In order to conserve, we have to make the invisible visible and begin with measurability”.
REDD+ steering committee of Sikkim, January 2016
The first meeting of the REDD+ steering committee of Sikkim was held in Hotel Denzong Regency, Gangtok today. The Jurisdictional REDD+ program which is being implemented by Sikkim is a first of its kind in India. Sikkim is expected to benefit from emerging national and international financial instruments that reward the state’s communities for forest conservation and enhancement through valuation of increase and sustained management of carbon stocks in the state’s forests. The REDD+ mechanism has gained considerable momentum since it was recognized as a priority climate change mitigation instrument in the recent Paris Agreement, launched at the 21st Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, December 2016.
Funding For Forest Protection – Peeping Behind the Fourteenth Finance Commission Award, Oct. 2015
One good feature of the way India’s Finance Commissions go about their jobs is that once their reports are finalized, they make public the data on which they based their reports, as also the various studies that they commissioned for deeper study of the issues before them. In keeping with that approach, the Fourteenth Finance Commission has placed the report prepared by the Centre for Ecological Services Management at Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, in collaboration with the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun and Iora Ecological Solutions (IES), New Delhi in the public domain. This report, titled, ‘High Conservation Value Forests: An Instrument for Effective Forest Fiscal Federalism in India’ opens a window into the mind of the Commission, to reveal the rationale that they might have adopted to recommend a special forest cover based component in the horizontal formula for the inter-se sharing of central revenues between States.
UNITED STATES CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 2015, March 2015
The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the 2015 International Day of Forests today by launching the “Forests are Life” campaign. The campaign, developed in partnership with JC Decaux and Vertiver, will connect people to the beauty and multidimensionality of forests through graphics inspired by Indian folk and tribal art.
Celebrating and promoting Earth Day, April 22 2015
To promote Earth Day on 22nd April, Lotus Greens and IORA Ecological Solutions rolled out an outdoor campaign to educate commuters about the worldwide event that demonstrates support for environmental protection. Both the brands have rolled out separate OOH campaigns communicating the same cause in different moods on the DND Flyway.
MSU GOES Lab Celebrates 3rd International Day of Forests, 2015
Theme for 2015 is Forests and Climate Change, March 2015 – The GOES Laboratory joins the United Nations in commemorating the International Day of Forests, March 21st, announcing an initiative in India to raise awareness of the importance of forests. Together with its partners – IORA Ecological Solutions, Vertiver creative agency, Tetra Tech ARD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – GOES Laboratory helped to develop the India Forest Portal Internet site and publicity campaign.
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PLUS Program has also been listed among Items of work handled as THE POLICY AND ACTS DEALT WITH BY FOREST POLICY DIVISION of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.
Go Solar to Light up your home, April 2013
If you have a heart for the environment and feel that your power consumption is digging a hole in your pocket, then it’s time for you to switch to solar power solution. What’s more, with the government subsidy, solar power for home is worth the investment.
India’s Green Ideas may be too ambitious, April 2014
It has been said that the idea of moderating consumption should come naturally to Indians. Traditional Hindu and Gandhian notions of frugality are deeply ingrained in the national psyche. At least, that is how India is often portrayed in the global climate change debate. Unlike China – which has tended to pursue emissions-reduction strategies quietly – India has been keen to tout its programmes. For the government, it is important that India be seen to be taking climate change seriously. But, given that economic growth remains the country’s number-one priority, the public must see the benefit of policies that have already been adopted.
India Organic Waste Management Programme, July 2012
A Gold Standard Programme of Activities (PoA) – Iora Ecological Solutions, a climate change advisory firm in partnership and BIOTECH, an experienced Biogas project developer actively engaged in implementation, promotion and popularization of bio-waste management, non-conventional energy and energy conservation programs have partnered to develop the India Organic Waste Management Programme (IOWMP), a carbon offset Programme of Activities (PoA).The IOWMP uses the Gold Standard (GS) as the certification standard.