Air Quality and Public Health Challenges: The battle can be won

25 Feb 2021

It is time to take action on air pollution using both technology and awareness as major methods and it needs strong incentive mechanisms to ensure participation both by farmers and clean-energy producers

A Sustainable Development Agenda: Plastic and Biomedical Waste Post COVID-19

24 Feb 2021 | Dr Girija K Bharat| | Mr Hans Nicolai Adam| | Ms Emmy Noklebye

In this article, Hans Nicolai Adam, Emmy Noklebye, and Girija K Bharat discuss biomedical and plastic waste management in the post COVID-19 world. The authors focus on the role of the informal sector, which plays a significant role in India's waste management systems, and is assuming a growing role in plastic waste management. Yet, the informal waste management sector remains highly vulnerable, as evidenced by the authors' study.

वेटलैंड्स: एक बहुमूल्य प्राकृतिक सम्पदा

02 Feb 2021

आज वर्ल्ड वेटलैंड्स डे है। दुर्लभ, लुप्तप्राय प्रजातियों, बाढ़ नियंत्रण, जलवायु परिवर्तन के प्रभाव को कम करने में वेटलैंड्स का बड़ा महत्व है लेकिन बढ़ते शहरीकरण, बाँध निर्माण, जलाशयों में अपशिष्ट के प्रवाह के कारण ये वेटलैंड नष्ट हो रहे हैं।

2021: क्या हम गर्म होती धरती को 1.5 डिग्री के रास्ते पर ला पाएंगे

21 Jan 2021

वर्ल्ड सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट समिट के 20 साल एनर्जी ट्रांजीशन, क्लीन ओशियन, अडेप्टेशन एंड रेज़ीलियंश, वीमेन ऑन दी राइज़ , इंडस्ट्री ट्रांजीशन, सर्कुलर इकॉनमी, एयर पॉल्यूशन, नेचर-बेस्ड सोल्यूशन, ग्रीन ग्रोथ, जैसी बड़ी थीम पर होगी चर्चा ग्लोबल साउथ से युवाओं और महिलाओं की आवाज़ को आगे रखते हुए की जाने वाली यह चर्चा ग्लास्गो में होने वाले COP26 में योगदान देगी

Farmers Shift to Climate-resilient Crop: With Rising Cyclones in Tamil Nadu

13 Jan 2021 | Ms Sharada Balasubramanian

In the recent past, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed frequent cyclones. In 2011, when Cyclone Thane struck the coasts of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, many farmers looked for a crop that could withstand climatic fluctuations. Sharada Balasubramanian says vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)—a hardy grass—was found to be a suitable alternative to cashew and casuarina, which were often getting toppled by cyclone. Farmers found this not just climate-resilient, but also profitable from an income perspective.

Climate Action: What's Next for India?

23 Dec 2020

The success of a long-term strategy to build climate resilience depends not only on the lessons learnt from implementing short or medium-term development strategies, but also on international cooperation and coordination.

Green Home to Fight Environmental Degradation: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

18 Dec 2020 | Ms Pratiksha Baruah

'Buildings' are the most pronounced elements in the fabric of any city. The housing sector in India is growing at a rapid pace and contributing immensely to the growth of the economy. The simultaneous increase in the demand for homes has caused a significantly high pressure on natural resources causing ecological imbalances such as loss of resilience to fight climate change, loss of biodiversity, and pollution. In this article, Pratiksha Baruah discusses about the tangible and intangible benefits of green buildings.

हर घर जल: चुनौतियाँ और अवसर

17 Dec 2020

पेयजल आपूर्ति में भारत का अनुभव नया नहीं है। जल जीवन मिशन कार्यक्रम से पहले, ग्रामीण घरों में पेयजल आपूर्ति प्रणाली के प्रावधान में एक बड़ी राशि खर्च की गई थी। 'जल जीवन मिशन' के लिए वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 के बजट में 11,500 करोड़ रुपये रुपए आवंटित किए हैं। इस कार्यक्रम को एक बड़ी सफलता बनाने के लिए कुछ महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को जल्द हल किया जाना चाहिए।

Cooling India with Energy Efficient Solutions

27 Nov 2020 | Ms Ritika Jain

With rapid urbanisation and a growing population, there is a demand for sustainable, clean, and energy efficient cooling solutions. Access to cooling has become a development need and an equality issue. The interplay of a variety of factors is important to understand in order to encourage energy efficiency in cooling.

Students RoaR for wildlife conservation in India

20 Nov 2020

"In the end we will conserve what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum