Saturday, February 9, 2008

Go green in publishing

In the era of liberalisation and globalisation, with burgeoning industrial activity, the Indian entrepreneurial class has ventured into various environment-friendly practices. The conventional idea of profit-maximisation by the private firms has been substituted by the ideology of corporate social responsibility today.

Recognising the growing importance of this ideology, the Tata Energy and Research Institute (TERI) is organising an event on April 5, 2008 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

The event ‘Pathways to Green Publishing: a stakeholders’ dialogue on ecological and sustainable publishing practices’ aims at finding some innovative solutions to the environmental hazards that are linked with printing and publishing in India.

This event provides a platform for public–private collaboration to check the excesses of wastage and toxicity in the publishing, paper, and printing industry.

In this context, it is imperative that the state plays a proactive role in revising the existing policy framework for the publishing and paper industries. Further, the corporate sector may seriously involve in greater research and development endeavours to devise effective strategies in finding desired solutions to the problems at hand.

The key issues that form the core areas of discussion in the event would be taken up with this underlying objective in view.

The contribution of the Indian media in spreading awareness on environmental aspects is well established. In this context, this event will also be a good platform for the media to bring to the fore, the various environmental issues associated with printing and publishing.

Fees

The registration fee is inclusive of refreshments, lunch and conference documentation. The fees are:


Industry: Rs 2500 (single) Rs 1500 (per person if more than five)
Governments/NGOs: Rs 1500 (single) Rs 1000 (per person if more than five)
International: US$ 450 per person



For more information contact:

Ms Madhu Singh Sirohi / Ms Ambika Shankar
Extn 2419 / Extn 2468
TERI Press
Darbari Seth Block
IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi -110 003, India
Tel: (+91 11) 2468 2100 / 41504900
Fax: (+91 11) 2468 2144 / 2468 2145
Website: http://www.teriin.org/events_inside.php?id=18496

Source: http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/157492/1/4867

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