News- Gloss Conference
‘GLOSS’ GLOBAL SUMMIT ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & BIODIVERSITY
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Feb 7th-9th 2009
Organized by the VRM Foundation.
Stella and Tara Joy (Directors of Active Remedy Ltd.) were invited as delegates to represent Active Remedy at the ‘Gloss’ Global Summit.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy, Speaking at the 'Gloss2008' Summit, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, 8th Feb 2009)
The Objectives of the summit were to bring together academics, administrators, policy makers, corporate executives and social activists on a common platform to initiate meaningful dialogue relating to Sustainable Biodiversity conservation, climate change and global warming, environmental governance and Sustainable Development . A very important objective of this Summit was to identify a mechanism for implementation of the resolutions of Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in the year 2000.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy on the Panel at the 'Gloss2008' Summit, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, 8th Feb 2009)
Stella and Tara Joy were also requested to write a scientific paper detailing the research and recommendations of Active Remedy. This would be Published in one of three Volumes that would be compiled of such papers, written by selected Delegates of the Summit.
The objectives of the summit appeared to fit with those of Active Remedy. Therefore Stella and Tara Joy (Directors of Active Remedy Ltd.) were very happy to accept this invitation and also to compile the Scientific Paper. They attended the Summit and gave a speech and PowerPoint presentation on the 8th Feb.
(Photo: Tara Joy speaking during a technical session at the 'Gloss2008' Summit, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, 8th Feb 2009)
Stella and Tara also sat on the Panel through several Technical Sessions and Discussions throughout the three day Summit. It was interesting for them to discuss these poignant issues with the different Delegates. The Delegates represented a wide variety of professional fields. Therefore the discussions covered the issues from environmental, scientific, legal, medicinal, anthropological, social, philosophical, corporate and grass-root perspectives.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy with Summit Organisers and Key VRM Foundation Members, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 9th Feb 2009)
Overall there seemed to be beneficial outcomes from their input and attendance at the Summit. They were invited onto the Board of Advisers for the 'VRM' Foundation. This is the Foundation (working for environmental and social conservation) that Organised the Summit. It seems that their motivations and Objectives are similar to those of 'Active Remedy Ltd.'. Therefore these two Organisations could work together to achieve greater success in actualising positive Global Environmental and Social changes.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy with Delegate working on conservation of Green Corridors in Rajasthan, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 8th Feb 2009)
Stella and Tara were well received, their presentation was said to be a success. It gave an example of one of the solutions that can feasibly be implemented to address many of the Global Environmental and Social problems that were covered throughout the Summit. It was also a great opportunity for them to meet with many experts and environmentally concerned individuals.
They also appreciated the presence of delegates representing Traditional Knowledge groups, Tribal communities and Medicinal plant conservationists.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy being presented 'Green Ambassadors' Awards, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 9th Feb 2009)
Stella and Tara Joy were also honoured as ‘Green Ambassadors for Europe’. On the 9th Feb they were awarded Certificates and a Trophy by the VRM Foundation. This Trophy was presented at the closing ceremony by the Governor of Chhattisgarh State (E.S.L Narasimhan). Mr E.S.L Narasimhan gave a passionate speech about the present severity of the Global Environmental situation. He spoke about the urgent need for practical solutions to be implemented.
It is the hope of Active Remedy members, that the solutions that Stella and Tara Joy presented at the Summit, could enable some of these fundimental practical solutions to be implemented.
At the end of the Awards Ceremony, Mr E.S.L Narasimhan thanked Stella and Tara Joy for their attendance at the Summit.
(Photo: Tara Joy being presented flowers by Minister, 'Gloss2008' Summit, 9th Feb 2009)
The Agricultural Minister of Chhattisgarh also attended the Final Awards Ceremony on 9thFeb 2009. He met with Stella and Tara Joy and presented them with flowers.
(Photo: Some 'Gloss2008' Summit Delegates, attendants and Cultural Performers, 8th Feb 2009)
During the Summit there were Cultural Events held on the evenings of the 8th and 9th of February. These were very enjoyable for the attending delegates and gave a vibrant example of Local Traditional Music and Dance. This seemed appropriate as it has been said that upholding such traditional folk traditions, contributes to social stability and local environmental protection.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy with VRM Cheif Advisor, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 9th Feb 2009)
Active Remedy would like to thank the 'VRM' Foundation and the 'Gloss' Summit Organisers for inviting Stella and Tara Joy to represent 'Active Remedy' at the Summit. We would also like to thank all the delegates and attendants for their environmental contributions. We look forwards to further 'GLOSS' Summits and the practical outcomes that materialize from these.
(Photo: Stella and Tara Joy holding their Green Ambassadors Certificate, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 9th Feb 2009)
(Photo: 'Green Ambassadors' Award presented to Stella and Tara Joy, 'Gloss2008' Summit, India, 9th Feb 2009)