This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hey there, aquamen (better? Good.)! Welcome back to another blog in this series where I, your buddy H2O, am taking you on an awesome ride of information and fun. So, in the last post we talked aboutthe nature of aquifers and what defines them. […]Read More The danger of groundwater over-exploitation
Introduction By bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into effect in January 2016, the United Nations along with the support of all the member countries made a decisive commitment to sustainable development and green growth in the world. SDGs comprise of 17 goals, framed on the success of Millennium Development Goals[i]. SDGs replaced the MDGs, […]Read More RELEVANCE OF GREEN GROWTH IN ACHIEVING SDG TARGETS OF INDIA
Ecosystems of the world provide a multitude of services to human society. Any benefit we derive from ecosystems comprise of these services. They are categorized under different names like provisioning services (photosynthesis, soil formation), supporting services (agriculture, timber and any other product that is natural derived), cultural services (education, tourism) and regulating services (clean water, […]Read More Should We Pay For Ecosystem Services ?
Throughout history, empires have risen and fallen. Many reasons are attributed to this rise and fall; disease, famine, invasion. However, what is generally overlooked is the role food, and food economics, in this rise and fall of empires and civilizations. The historic practice of agriculture Ever since the agricultural revolution, human beings changed their lifestyle […]Read More Food security: Is history going to repeat itself?
Last week, a much anticipated climate change conference concluded in Katowice, Poland. The conference is critical because 3 years after signing the Paris Agreement, there is finally a working program to operationalize the Agreement. Many people have been talking about the rigor (or the lack of it) of this rule-book, and what went down in […]Read More COP24: What the outcomes were and whether they are sufficient
Technological interventions today require a huge amount of funds and investments. This is especially true in the case of interventions in the sustainable development sector. Due to high perceived risk in the market, renewable energy and other innovations in the environmental field do not receive as much interest or amounts in terms of investments from […]Read More Solar Village Search Engine: Search for a brighter tomorrow
Today when 98% of the world’s population is busy worrying about climate change and the rest 2% arguing about it being a hoax; do you know how the affected countries are trying to deal with changing conditions? Melting glaciers, increasing sea level, severe floods and drought conditions are changing lives of millions of people. But […]Read More Adapting to Climate Change: Bangladesh
Originally posted on Agenda For Survival:
The Earth’s climate has been evolving since the beginning of time but the manifestations of future catastrophes can now be seen. From frequent earthquakes, drying up of rivers and lakes to the disastrous situation in Kerala, the damage is perceivable. The situation has been demanding remedial measures especially since…
Drastically different from what pundits claimed when Trump left the Paris Climate Agreement, US has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions over the last one year. The Energy Information Administration’s report claims that increase in renewables, decrease in coal-based energy and an increase in natural gas usage for energy have combined to cause this drop to […]Read More The US miraculously reduce carbon emissions
In a widely popular decision among environmental groups and scientists, the EU voted last week to ban all outdoor use of one of the world’s most popular insecticide-“neonics” or neonicotinoids. These compounds have been suspected to have a very negative impact on the health of the honeybees and wild bees around the world, especially in […]Read More From Europe: Bee harming insecticide now banned!