Key lectures and articles

February 05, 2013


Tiger Task Force presentation in 2005
Challenges in water security (Parliament in August 2005)
The story of pesticides in Coke-Pepsi and…(Bangalore, October 2006)
Define what is ‘potable’ (Briefing workshop August 2004)
Food Safety and Standards Bill: Whose interests does it protect? (November 2005)
Drinking water scenario in rural areas in the country: Presentation to the Standing Committee on Rural Development (February 2007)
Making mining ‘work’ for development: Submission to the Group of Ministers (June 2007)
Yamuna presentation to Planning Commission (May 2007)
Sanitation beyond toilets: the challenge of ‘new’ thinking and ‘innovative’ technologies for water and sanitation (November 2008)
Leapfrog to clean air: Kolkata’s agenda for action (February 2009)
How CSE survived the big Cola test 'Ask for the right to develop, not pollute' 'Down To Earth' A breath of fresh air Our life is about shaking people up Water Front: On CSE's work The real thing

Speech on Climate Change: The challenge and opportunity for our world, delivered at Asian University for Women Symposium: Imagining Another Future for Asia: Ideas and Pathways for Change, held at Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 21-22, 2011. Read more... (Download pdf)

K R Narayanan oration: why environment needs equity: learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future Read more.... (Download pdf)

Presentation on 'How to Operationalise the agenda for Water Conservation' at the meeting of Parliamentary forum on water conservation and management organized by Cell on Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management, Lok Sabha Secretariat

Talk on 'Water conservation' as part of Lecture series for Members of parliament, organised by Bureau of Parliamentary studies and Training, Lok Sabha Secretariat

Lecture titled 'From Your Flush to the River:
Delhi's responsibility for a clean Yamuna’ as part of the Agenda Delhi series of lectures organised by India Habitat Centre and Indian Express at the India Habitat Centre

Inaugural address at the state level media seminar on rainwater harvesting organised by Jalanidhi and Press club at, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Keynote lecture at the workshop on rainwater harvesting- How to make it a public movement organised by the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Lecture at the Global Conscience on Simultaneous responsibility to the environment and poverty? Organised by the Ecological Council, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lecture given as part of the Leaders in their field lecture series on ‘Urban life – a living hazard’ at the India Habitat Centre

Speech given at the Symposium on the Johannesburg Challenge: Perspectives and Priorities, Berlin, Germany, organised by the German Council of Sustainable Development

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Diamond Jubilee lecture at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Keynote lecture at the International Conference on Public-Private Partnership organised by Swiss Coalition of Developing Organisations at Berne, Switzerland

Foundation Day lecture given at the Ladakh Ecological Development Group at Leh, Ladakh

Lecture on Human Health and Ecological Security organised by the Foundation for Ecological Security at the India International Centre, New Delhi

Lecture given at the 2nd International Symposium on ecological sanitation at Lubceck, Germany

"My Agenda for Johannesburg", at the conference " Countdown for Johannesburg" organized by the Heinrich-Boll Foundation

Challenge of urbanization in India: lecture at symposium on Asia’s urban environment" Stockholm, Sweden

The Global Dialogue on Natural Resources:
The Sustainability Challenge lecture at EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany.

Lecture given to members of the US-India Roundtable on the issue of "Health and Environment" New York, America.

We all live downstream:
Urban industrial growth and its impact on water systems; Plenary lecture, 9th Stockholm Water Symposium, Sweden

What possibilities there are for Green Politics in Asia and what is meant by Green Politics in the Asian context, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Debate 21: The Debate on Instruments for Sustainable Development for the Climate Sector organised by WEED and GERMANWATCH, Germany.

NGO workshop on Emission Trading and Entitlements:
organised by CSE and co-sponsored by German NGO FORUM, Stadthalle, Bonn, Germany.

Government’s Agenda or Ours? The NGO Agenda in the forthcoming period at the workshop, Beyond Rio, organised by World Economy, Ecology and Development, Germany.

Sustainable development from the perspective of the South at the ‘Way out of the Growth Trap" Congress organised by the Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung, Germany.

How to build bridges between trade, environment and development to improve the effectiveness of global environmental policies at the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Ways and Means workshop organised by Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands.

Environmental Security, plenary talk at the 1997 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, IIASA, Austria.

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the World Trade Organisation at the Symposium on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development, Organised by the World Trade Organisation, Switzerland.

Publishing Environmental News:
How do you support sustainable development, at the Workshop on Reporting for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific organised by UNEP, Beijing, China.

Public Debate with Andrew Steer, Director, Environment Department, World Bank, on Global Environmental Concerns – At whose expense? Head to Head Debate organised by the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society, Oxford, UK.

Public Debate with Wolfgang Sachs, Chairperson, Greenpeace, Germany on "Towards Global Governance", at the First Conference of Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, Berlin, Germany.

Public Debate with Hans Alders, Dutch Environment Minister organised by the Evert Vermeer Foundation of the Dutch Labour Party, The Hague.