Understanding environmental attitudes among college students in Tamil Nadu

Delving into the environmental attitudes of college students in Tamil Nadu, our study reveals that students have a fondness for nature, a commitment to conservation, but show neutrality on key issues such as eco centric concern. Additionally, we convened a workshop involving academicians, researchers, environmentalists, and journalists to revisit the existing UGC environmental studies curriculum. The outcome report and model syllabus from this workshop serves as an addendum to the main report.

Environmental protection needs more than just the pure sciences and scientists

Thu, 30/03/2023 - 15:48

The Indian Environmental Protection Act, 1986, states that the term ‘environment’ includes water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property. The word ‘inter-relationship’ plays a key role in our understanding of the environment.

World Environment Day 2021

Sat, 05/06/2021 - 15:42

#EcosystemRestoration is the process of reversing the degradation of ecosystems, such as landscapes, lakes and oceans to regain their ecological functionality. One way to do this is by keeping fossil fuels in the ground and embracing clean energy. #WorldEnvironmentDay

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Part 1

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:59

This documentary seeks to educate local communities and stakeholders on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process - as per EIA Notification 2006 issued by Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC). The EIA notification is applicable to 39 industrial activities. This documentary focuses on a specific example of thermal power plant to provide context and setting for explaining the EIA process.

Documentary on Environmental Impact Assessment EIA Process Part 2 English subtitles

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:59

This documentary builds up on the earlier documentary on EIA Process. It seeks to demystify and educate local communities on specific aspects such as definition of EIA and process, sitting conditions for setting up industries, public consultation rules and regulations as dictated by National Green Tribunal, compensation, employment as promised by industries in the EIA documents for the local population, monitoring and compliance measures to be undertaken, recourse to justice and strengthening the EIA process.