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Prime Minister’s Address at CBD COP11 Is a Classic Case of Doublespeak

16 Oct, 2012

Kalpavriksh – Hyderabad, 16.10.2012

The Indian Prime Minister’s address to the High Level Segment of CBD COP11 today, is a classic case of doublespeak. Listening to his assertions regarding India’s commitment to conservation and livelihoods, one would think the country is in the right hands. Nothing can be farther from the truth. If the PM is serious about what he said, he needs to make fundamental changes to the government’s economic policies and governance structures.

For example:

What the PM said: “We believe that …

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Missing the Woods for the Trees?

27 Aug, 2012

(a commentary on the recent debates around ecotourism) cross-posted from EQUATIONS August 2012 Ecotourism is increasingly being seen as a driver for the eradication of poverty through economic development of communities,…

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