Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General's remarks at opening ceremony of UN Climate Change Conference COP25 on 12th December should be an eye opener for every one of us. He says….
“We stand at a critical juncture in our collective efforts to limit dangerous global heating.
By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths.
One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point of no return, jeopardizing the health and safety of everyone on this planet.
Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?
The other option is the path of hope.
A path of resolve, of sustainable solutions.
A path where more fossil fuels remain where they should be – in the ground – and where we are on the way to carbon neutrality by 2050.
That is the only way to limit global temperature rise to the necessary 1.5 degrees by the end of this century.”
We the volunteers of Green Rameswaram project – “Think Globally and Act Locally”. In our own small way, like a Rama’s squirrel trying to reduce the carbon footprint in our project area of Rameswaram.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes about Formulation of the SDGs Rev 1.
Shri.C.Rengarajan writes on Tirtha Yatra - Pilgrimage to Holy Places.
Regular awareness programmes by Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai.
Smt.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant – Avarai.
Plantation of palm trees as a part of ‘Landscaping and beautification’.
A new series of power point presentation on Eco-tourism.
Shri.Karthikeyan writes on ‘Green Finance’ which is quite new to the Indians.
Revival and Renovation of Water bodies – Teertha Pooja and survey of two Traditional water bodies and finally Building Social capital.
With best wishes,