07 Jun '11, 7am

#India celebrates World Environment Day 2011 #wed2011

#India celebrates World Environment Day 2011 #wed2011

From Bangalore to Delhi India celebrates World Environment Day 2011 India, the first time global host of World Environment Day, marked the occasion -- themed “Forests: Nature at your Service” -- with a week of colourful events across the country from Bangalore to New Delhi, lead by the The Minister for Environment and Forests in Inda, Jairam Ramesh and UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner. On 2 June, over 100 journalists, from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India, participated in a day-long workshop on Journalism & the Environment. The workshop focused on the role of Forests in combating climate change, conserving Biodiversity and catalyzing transformation to a green economy. On 3 June, Minister Ramesh and Achim Steiner opened a green bazaar of non-timber forest products at the famous Dilli Haat, a traditional crafts...

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