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Resolution 2020 – Plant Trees

Climate change is an all-time trending topic across the world. Millennial population across the planet are standing up and demanding firm steps from the governments for environment conservation. While this activism is required to exert pressure on various institutions, it is meaningless if it is not substantiated with real action. Weekend getaways to places surrounded...

Climate Emergency: Bushfires in Australia

About 62,000 square kilometres of the area has been destroyed in the massive Australian bushfires. This area is a little more than the entire state of Himachal Pradesh in India. The blazes have ruined more than 1400 homes and killed at least 24 people. Experts have said that the bushfires are one of the...

Reducing Food Waste Makes Financial Sense

Reducing food waste can have a positive impact on suppliers’ and consumers’ well-being. Food loss and waste results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year, according to a report by corporate coalition Champions 12.3. Reducing food waste in India can generate a “triple win.” It can save money for farmers, companies,...

Three ways Farms Can Solve Climate Crisis and Food Security at Once

On one hand, the rising population of the earth demands intensive agriculture practices to ensure food security of it’s inhabitants. On the other hand, it sucks the life out of the planet slowly and gradually by soil degradation and increased carbon emissions. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and pesticides...

CSR News: Apple Invests in Acquiring Carbon-Free Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the most abundantly used metals. It is widely used in various sectors including transportation, consumer goods to power lines. It is also an important component in various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs. This is why it is always in high demand. Thus, it is imperative to...

Maharashtra Enables Women Leadership for Sustainable Development

Almost 70 per cent of the State’s geographical area lies in the semi-arid region, rendering it vulnerable to water scarcity. The plight of people living in these areas has been exacerbated, considering that three of the past five years have been declared as drought years by the government of Maharashtra. As a result of...

2020 will be a make-or-break year for biodiversity

The UN General Assembly had declared the period 2011-2020 as United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. As the year 2020 brings the decade to a close, the scientific community has repeatedly sounded the alarm on biodiversity breakdown and the climate emergency. Scientists and most governments agree that the world is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. Huge...

Kerala Tops 2019 SDG India Index

Kerala maintained the top spot in the 2019 SDG India Index by Niti Aayog. The report assesses the progress of states and Union territories in terms of social, economic and environmental parameters. Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim have improved as much as possible. However, states like Gujarat have shown no progress compared to the...

How to Invest In Climate Resilience Without Overspending

By: Nicole Schlabach Resilient buildings are appealing more and more to CRE investors due to recent extreme weather events. A climate or disaster-resistant building will hold up under a serious storm's pressure, and it will require less costly maintenance work in the case of a disaster. But, do you really need to invest in these...

Ozone Hole Shrunk to Attain Smallest Size in Three Decades

Combined efforts made by the world can achieve miraculous results. This has been proven with a confirmation from NASA and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that Ozone hole over Antarctica is healing and that it is the smallest observed since 1982. According to scientists, the largest the hole became this year was about 7.6...

Why Animal Welfare is Important for SDGs

The 2030 Agenda envisages a development model “in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and … other living species are protected.” Yet while the relationship between animal welfare, environmental well-being and human development is increasingly researched and evidenced, there remains very little recognition of this relationship and the crucial role animal welfare plays...

India Ranked First in Pollution Related Premature Deaths in 2017

India saw about 2.3 million pollution-related premature deaths in 2017, according to ‘The Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional and Country Analysis’ report from the Global Alliance on Health Pollution (GAHP). Globally, over 15% of deaths and about 275 million Disability-Adjusted life years were accounted for pollution. In fact, an astounding fact that came out...

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