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New issue of Mausam, the Climate Change journal

India Climate Justice

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The latest issue of Mausam, the e-mag published by India Climate Justice, is out. Heres the list of contents:

CONTENTS
Experiencing the Change: Climate Change and Everyday Life in Coffee Plantations of South India
Anshu OgraHuman Trafficking and Climate Disasters
Sayantoni DattaBetting on the Wrong Horse: Fast Reactors and Climate Change
MV RamanaCompensatory Afforestation Bill a recipe for disaster
Soumitra GhoshInstitutionalizing forest diversion and legitimizing institutional fraud: The new Has Global Warming Stopped? The case of the mysterious hiatus
Soumya Dutta

Agro-ecology and the Fight Against Climate Change
Parul ThapaClimate Space statement from Tunis WSF 2015

Conversation with Jutta Kill

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Announcing the second Ecologise! farm workshop

Date: November 14 -15, 2015
Venue: Suman Sangam A forest farm (village  Daddi Kamalapur (Dharwad Panaji (Goa) highway) Dharwad, Karnataka, India)
Host: Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni


Ecologise!
Ecologise is a programme through which those living in cities can explore living in an ecologically more sensitive and sustainable manner. Specifically, it is a programme involving stay and work on an organic farm for varying periods, as a volunteer. The programme will be preceded by a weekend orientation  workshop , during which the participant may decide which farm they wish to work on, and for how long. The duration will vary according to the needs and land cycles of each farm. There will be a few break periods’ during which participants can go home or travel. It is possible that participants may not be in a position to commit for a longer period. They can still attend the orientation workshop. Read more…

Event: TARAgram Yatra on India Post 2015 : Investing in Sustainability

www.taragramyatra.org

TARAgram Yatra 2015 is an annual event that holds global multi-stakeholder consultation,organised by the Development Alternatives in partnership with Technology & Action Rural Advancement (TARA), Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Foundations (HBF), OXFAM, Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Department for International Development (DFID).

TARAgram Yatra brings together practitioners and policy makers from India and across the world to discuss germane issues of sustainability and identify what can we do more and different such that India transforms to a greener, more sustainable, resilient and inclusive nation. Read more…

Event: The Noida NCR Learning City UnConference

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Are you searching for a new vision of education? Come meet lots of amazing people working on innovative models of learning and living at The Noida NCR Learning City UnConference

Inviting all: education visionaries, alternative educators, social entrepreneurs, artists, designers, artisans, activists, organic farmers, slow food chefs, earth architects, healers, homeschoolers, unschoolers, cross-pollinators, planetary changemakers.

Holistic learning workshop at Madurai, Jan 9 -16

invites you to a Workshop on Jeevan Vidya
Facilitated by Vinish Gupta from January 9, 2016 to January 16, 2016 at Madurai, Tamil Nadu Read more…

38th Indian Social Science Congress Task Force Report

Task Force Report (TFR) of the 38th Indian Social Science Congress
29th March – 2nd April, 2015; Visakhapatnam, India.

Prepared by Dr. Claude Alvares, Dr. J.B.G. Tilak and Sumana Nandi

Introduction:
The Indian Academy of Social Sciences (ISSA) in association with Andhra University held the 38th Indian Social Science Congress on ‘Knowledge Systems, Scientific Temper and the Indian People’ between 29th March to 2nd April, 2015 at Visakhapatnam. The objectives of the Congress were to explore critically the status and relevance of the present educational system and the quality and nature of the knowledge produced in our universities and research institutions in the context of the democratic needs and aspirations of the peoples of India.

A serious effort was made to get the inputs of the young social scientists (who had registered) through separate sessions in this conference.

A separate seminar on Peoples Art and Knowledge Systems was also held at the same venue as part of the Congress but for two days only. It hosted a separate set of speakers and presenters, including artists and dancers. Read more…

First Ecologise! workshop at Nakre, near Udupi, Karnataka

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Ecologise is a programme through which those living in cities can explore living in an ecologically more sensitive and sustainable manner. Specifically, it is a programme involving stay and work on an organic farm for varying periods, as a volunteer. The programme will be preceded by a weekend orientation workshop , during which the participant may decide which farm they wish to work on, and for how long. The duration will vary according to the needs and land cycles of each farm.

There will be a few break periods’ during which participants can go home or travel. It is possible that participants may not be in a position to commit for a longer period. They can still attend the orientation workshop . This workshop will also introduce the volunteer to practices one can incorporate in one’s life to live a more healthy and a less resource-intensive lifestyle. Read more…

Prayas looking for Energy Policy Researchers at Pune

Prayas (Energy Group)

Prayas (Energy Group) or PEG is a leading energy policy research and advocacy organization based in Pune, known for its analysis based policy advocacy. Based on a rigorous analytical approach backed by policy and institutional innovation, PEG actively intervenes in regulatory and policy spheres in the energy sector with the objective of promoting public interest goals such as making energy available and accessible to all, making governance institutions accountable to their mandates, making the energy system socially and environmentally sustainable and ensuring viability of the energy sector.

PEG’s publications are widely respected in policy, industry, academic as well as civil society circles. PEG is often invited by ministries, international agencies and civil society groups to participate in committees and other PEG works on various program themes across the energy sector such as electricity generation and supply, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resources and development. The work in all themes involves analysis, innovation, outreach, intervention and advocacy at state and national levels. You can find more about PEG and its work at www.prayaspune.org/peg.

PEG is looking for bright, young and motivated researchers to work in areas such as:

 Policy and regulatory issues in the power sector, particularly renewable energy
 Analysis and innovation related to policies and institutions to promote affordable and reliable access to modern energy
 Assessing and enhancing energy security
 Exploring the relationship between energy and related sectors such as water and agriculture

To join the PEG team, you should:
 Be a Post Graduate or PhD with good academic record and expertise in Energy Systems, Engineering, Economics, Law, Political Science or Sociology from a reputed institution. Graduates with exceptional records may also be considered.
 Have strong analytical skills and some work experience
 Be preferably less than 30 years of age
 Be keen to work on challenging social and developmental issues with a flair for using multidisciplinary (technical, economic, social and political economy) approaches

Compensation at PEG is modest and comparable to academic institutions. PEG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates irrespective of sex, religion, caste etc. PEG also encourages an informal and democratic work culture.

If you are interested in becoming a part of such a team of competent and socially committed professionals, please write to erreuintrapuo with your bio-data and a write-up of less than 800 words on why you wish to join PEG.

Brief History of PRAYAS Health Group

Prayas (Energy Group), Pune
www.prayaspune.org/peg
Phone: +91-20-2542-0720,
+91-20-6520-5726

Peak Oil: A Graphic Story

Peak Oil comic by Stuart McMillen. Title page. Rollercoaster by Red House Painters. Black and white drawing of roller coaster car at abandoned amusement park.

Australian artist Stuart McMillan has spent over 700 hours creating this amazing cartoon of the life and work of M.King Hubbert. McMillan writes on his blog about what he aimed to do with this cartoon:

I knew that I couldn’t produce the definitive account of Peak Oil, through the medium ofcomics. I could simply never include every fact, figure and nuance of the topic.

Instead, I decided to write the definitive Peak Oil primer which would give readers a 20 minute crash-course into the topic.

I aimed for my comic to take a person from zero knowledge of Peak Oil, to a reasonable understanding within the duration of 20 minutes.

View the graphic story: Peak Oil
Read McMillens blog entry: The Making of Peak Oil

Free Online Course in Environmental Justice (starting 30th March)

About the course

The world faces challenging environmental problems. They are challenging because different people typically contribute differently to environmental change, and because its effects will be felt differently by different people in different places.

Understand environmental injustices

This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems. Over 10 weeks, we’ll look at deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues, asking questions such as:

● Can we manage tropical forests to increase timber revenues and carbon stocks, while ensuring that the people who live in them can fulfil their own subsistence needs and vision of a healthy ecosystem?

● How can protected areas strike the right balance between contemporary global interests in species conservation, local interests, the needs of future generations and rights of nature?

We’ll show that sustainable environmental management requires attention to justice – that we need to strike the right balance between the needs, interests, rights and aspirations of various stakeholders today, and those of both nature and future generations.

Visit the Future Learn website for more information and to watch the trailer

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