After the report of State of Environment -2007 of Development Alternatives, an NGO for environment ministry, which offered no alternatives, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Dr. RK Pachauri has now released TERI's report ‘GREEN India 2047’ on India's environment depletion and solutions to combat Climate Change in India toady in the present of Dr Vijay Kelkar, Chairman, 13th Finance Commission.
In 1995, TERI embarked on a major project called GREEN (Growth with Resource Enhancement of Environment and Nature) India 2047 to look at "what business as usual would imply if we continued another 50 years." This project was completed on the eve of Independence Day 1997 and presented to the then Prime Minister of India as well as his cabinet colleagues in a major public event organized for this purpose. TERI’s assessment on that occasion achieved extensive media coverage and I.K. Gujral, the then Prime Minister of India actually stated that the findings should “jolt us into action”.
Now TERI has come up with an updated and forward looking study which evaluates the current state of management of the country’s natural resources, and how choices need to be made for the country to embark on a path of truly sustainable development.
The report which was released in New Delhi claims to be a comprehensive assessment report on the current state of management of the country’s natural resources, and a roadmap for India to embark on the path of sustainable development.
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