Plains on the east coast of India can be wealthy only if the Eastern Ghats remain healthy and it is the responsibility of the public to conserve the ecological niche provided by these mountains, opined
Controversy dogged the issue of a forest convention at the meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Development
For many southern groups, the greater cause at Rio was to align with their governments against the West's "green imperialism"
A few northern groups proposed the setting up of a World Commission on Forests. Fortunately, the idea didn't go too far
Influential northern NGOs joined hands to demand a "comprehensive strategy" on forests