[Reader-list] 'For mitigating climate change, usage of lipstick should be reduced'- Karnataka Pollution Control Board

Kabir Khan kabirkhan1989 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 15:32:03 CDT 2015

‘For mitigating climate change, usage of lipstick should be reduced’-
Karnataka Pollution Control Board

Climate Change, lipstick, puberty, e-commerce, HIV, meditation- do they
have anything in common? For you and me, reading them in one phrase looks a
little absurd. The inter-connection within all of them was very obvious to
many of the speakers who spoke in length today at a
discussion/seminar/consultation/workshop themed ‘Climate Change- Mitigation
and Adaptation, Women’s Perspective’ hosted by Karnataka Pollution Control
Board in their premises *Parisar Bhavana, *Church Street, Bangalore. Who’s
who of NGO world were invited there to speak. The event began ‘as usual’
with *Ganesha Vandana *– rendering hymns dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha.
Strange ways of ‘Secular Republic’ called India.

Later in the open discussion, according to worthy panelists- changes in
global temperature are leading to hormonal changes in girls, thereby they
hit puberty age earlier than usual. Parallels between high temperature and
higher number of HIV cases were drawn by those who spoke.  It was suggested
that e-commerce can be solution to decrease the vulnerability of women.
Self appreciation was recommended as an important mitigation measure. On
the whole everything of everything was discussed except the gender
dimensions of climate crisis....Continued here....



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