One hour. Between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on March 28 every year, the Earth goes dark for one hour. The Earth Hour. The Earth Hour movement has been running strong for over a decade, inspiring millions to #SwitchOff non-essential electrical devices and spreading the message of sustainable lifestyle. […]
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Co-authored by Sreeram Sridhar. Our ecological footprint matters if we intend to live a sustainable life. One of the biggest contributors to this footprint is air travel. According to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the CO2 emission by airlines has increased by 32% from […]
To achieve sustainability in natural resources management and to achieve climate goals, vast amounts of financing is required. Currently most of the finance flowing for sustainability is through bilateral cooperation, multilateral grants and intergovernmental mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund (GCF) that are sourced from public money (i.e. […]
Climate change vulnerability has various interpretations. Vulnerability changes with the scale of observation and the system in question. A population as a whole may not be vulnerable to climate change, but a community within the population can be extremely vulnerable to climate change (if they live in the […]
Over the last few weeks, Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old climate activist from Sweden, has made headlines. Her emotive speech to the world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit followed by her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize has catapulted her already famous “Fridays for Future” movement […]
In October 2016, I had a curious experience about the attitude of Indians towards environment, religion and festivals. Playing at a local park on the evening of Dussehra, a group of 5 kids, the eldest not more than 9 years old, came rushing into the park. They were […]
Variable rainfall due to climate change, and increasing population pressures has made urban water management a hot topic in national and international policy discussions. In cities, increasing impervious surface reduces infiltration of water and increases surface runoff. This one physical change creates so many multifaceted problems that greatly […]
In a world facing extreme environmental degradation, environmentally efficient actions are necessary to improve our use of natural resources. We focus a lot on identifying the correct steps and implementing them, but do we invest as much thought in making sure we have followed through? Being accountable to […]
After every Conference of Parties (COP), the negotiations and deliberations on the affairs of the Convention (be it the UNFCCC, UNCCD or UNCBD), a “declaration” is released that outlines the decisions taken by the “parties” (the countries) that are signatory to the Convention and have participated in the […]
When developing green spaces, the most important considerations usually revolve around convenience (which species requires the least maintenance?) and aesthetics (which would look the most beautiful?) and quantity (What is the area of green space per capita in a city?). In this post, I argue that much more […]