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How not to grow trees

Planting a tree is now bound up in so much restriction and red tape that it is not worth the effort

How to plant trees for development

Today, in India, forest protection happens against all odds. There is no economic value seen in forests, but there is value seen in the development project for which forestland is required. Clearly, this is not the way to go. We need a value to be paid for standing forests; it needs to be shared with people who inhabit these lands; we need to grow trees in ways which bring money to the poor; and we need to learn how to protect, regenerate and grow trees, all at the same time.

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture Series

Mr Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, Centre for Science and Environment was invited to deliver lecture on 5th Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture series being organised by Micro Business College, Ambo, Ethiopia on 17th March 2015. The lecture series was initiated on Nelson Mandela Day (December 5th 2014) and will conclude on World Environment Day (June 5th 2015).