Anatomy of Lost Battles | Vimlendu Jha | Oct 1st, 2018,6 Assagao at 7.30 pm

‘Anatomy of Lost Battles’ aims at reflecting on some of the prominent environmental conflicts of our country, its genesis and outcome, along with deeper understanding of stakeholders that further or dilute the environmental regime of our country. The talk also shall reflect on the role of judiciary vis-a-vis environmental governance in the country, analyzing failure or co-option of the legislature and the executive.

Vanashakti | Presentation on Ecology and Conservation| September 10th, 2018, 7.30 pm at 6 Assagao

Vanashakti NGO, through Communication and Community Building measures, demonstrate the critical link between ecosystems and human welfare. Their thrust areas are forest, mangrove and wetland protection, environmental education for schools, both urban and rural, livelihoods for forest based communities and scientific investigation into local environmental degradation.

CRZ Draft Notification | Key Factors|6 Assagao, 8-10 pm, June 25th, 2018

Goa’s Green Brigade will highlight the controversial CRZ Draft Notification 2018 and it’s impact on Goa’s coastlines. Dr. Antonio Mascarenhas, Marine Scientist formerly working with the National Institute of Oceanography, India will do the presentation on the implications of the said draft notification. Avertino Miranda, senior journalist and coordinator of Goa Green Brigade will speak on the devastation caused to Goa’s coastline with current laws and policies.

Sordid tales of Tiracol | Presentation | June 4th, 8 pm, 6 Assagao

Four Seasons Mumbai bought 12.5 lac sq.mt. agricultural land in Tiracol through their arm Leading Hotels in Goa for the purpose of constructing a golf course and 250 cottages. The sale violated the Land Use Act so local resident Francis Rodrigues of Tiracol approached Goa Foundation and filed a PIL which sated that the sale … Continue reading Sordid tales of Tiracol | Presentation | June 4th, 8 pm, 6 Assagao

Environmental Justice| Theory, Concept and Practice | Sanober|November 27th Monday|6 Assagao|7-10 pm

We only have one Earth to live on, and it’s important that we take care of it for future generations – humans and other living creatures that don’t yet have a voice in the matter. The talk is an open discussion on environmental justice: theory, concept and practice with presentation of select case studies from across the globe.