Vikas Vij

Vikas Vij
Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Posts by This Writer

6 years 10 months ago

The call for democratic change in Egypt should be viewed more as an opportunity than a threat. After centuries of suffering repression, apartheid and dictatorial regimes, the winds of change are at last blowing in the right direction through the African continent. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was a harbinger of this change. The Egyptian uprising is a reflection of the revival of African hope, pride and aspiration.

There has recently been a credible and peaceful referendum process in Sudan, which is an exemplary case...


6 years 10 months ago

Suzlon Group, one of the global pioneers in wind energy from India, has announced that it has crossed 15,000 MW (15 GW) of cumulative wind installations worldwide. This is a significant milestone for a company that originated just 15 years ago as a small, India-based operation, and today accounts for nearly nine percent of the world’s total wind energy installations. In pure environmental terms, this capacity offsets 27 million tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) each year, which is equivalent to planting 1.3 billion trees.

...


6 years 10 months ago

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India from February 3 to 5, 2011. The core agenda of the summit will be to address the concerns of small island-nations that are at the greatest peril from global warming. The summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and the key speakers will be Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and Seychelles President James Alix Michel.

The central theme of the three-day summit is “Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia”. The summit has been organized by The Energy Research Institute (...


Pages