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Thanks to CUTS.
What is CUTS.
They are the people who established in 1983 in the forefront of consumer movement in India.
CUTS means Center for International Trade,Economics & Environment.
Their main objective is to promote equity between developed and developing countries,among other objectives they have which is perhaps as relevant as what I consider main.
They have good programmed areas,activities,plenty of resources.
They maintain values regarding transparency and accountability,extensive net work and other equally heavy safety nets.The recently concluded and or ongoing projects looks highly interesting.It needs definite appreciation of their work in areas such as linkages between trade,development and poverty reduction.
They are now helping Textiles Mills in India on ECO - LABELLING a project they have undertaken to help Textile Mills in India to get recognition as quality of products that the textile industry is now having to take up marking ECO - LABELLING certification a immediate future need to export textiles to EU countries.
They conducted a Work Shop on 'What','Why' and 'How' of ECO-labelling:Consultative Workshop for Indian Textile Industry on 08th March 2010 at Bangalore,India.This was organized by The Textile Association,India,Branch - Karnataka,CUTS and UNEP.The Industry representatives who participated were briefed on the importance of ECO - labelling and the procedure to be followed very thoroughly by Experts from CUTS,SITRA & Texanlab Laboratories Pvt.Ltd.
The information obtainted has the permission from Mr.Rahul Bhajekar of Texanlab.
Any further information can be had from their Website:www.cuts-citee.org
The first Logo is that of the
" The Champions of the Earth Award" which recognizes outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations, that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment. This international award was established by UNEP in the year 2004. The programme is continewing with out any road blocks in India.
The second Logo is that of the
UNEP SASAKAWA PRIZE
The UNEP Sasakawa Prize recognizes laureates with a proven record of achievement, as well as the potential to make outstanding contributions to the environment consistent with UNEP's policy and objectives. This international award is a partnership between UNEP and The Nippon Foundation.It is of interest to know if any of our HUBBERS in India know of any one getting this Prize.
The Third Logo is that of the
The UNEP International Photographic Competition recognizes artists who use photographs to reflect the diversity of the planet and its people. Started in 1991, the competition aims to showcase participants' talent as well as their concern for our environment.Has any Indian Photographer won this Prize.?
The Forth Logo is that of the
The SEED Award recognizes innovation in local, environmentally-responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship. This international award is the flagship programme of the SEED Initiative, a partnership founded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNEP, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Has INDIA got this prize.
The Fifth Logo is that of the
The Green Star Awards recognize those who have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental disasters around the world. This international award is a joint initiative between UNEP, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Green Cross International.Do we have any NGO'S who have helped in adopting this Green Star.
The whole country is in the process of politics and nothing but politics.The Chairperson of the country's leading party is happy with woman's bill being passed in the Raj ya Sabha today.When will we have to pay for this bill time only can tell.