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 ?
Every year, the Earth has a certain limit to the natural resources it produces. This includes the oxygen it generates from plants and trees, the food it produces, the timber it can provide, the non-timber forest products we can gather, the life it can support. We, the advanced species that we are, have decided to […]Read More Earth Overshoot Day 2018: The day we use up whatever the Earth can give us this year
Water is a big crisis in today’s world. It doesn’t matter where you live or how lavishly you live; you are going to face the brunt of the water crisis now or at some point in the future. The problem remains acute in India and the crisis is only growing. Despite relying on a variety […]Read More AKVO: Plucking water out of thin air!
Tsunamis have been a relatively rare event in the Indian Ocean, at least in human memory, and have been quite prevalent in the Pacific. But every ocean has generated the scourges and left millions of people with scarred memories. Fourteen years ago, such an event occurred, when an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 struck beneath the […]Read More SUMATRA TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE: DEADLIEST DISASTER OF ALL TIME
Almost every accessible piece of land today is being utilized for some or the other purpose directly affecting human needs. Not only is the land being used intensively, but is also evolving and changing with time. What was agricultural land 10 years ago, is most likely to be urban land today. What was forest land […]Read More LULC: Land Use, Land Cover studies and it’s growing importance
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In India, environmental protection was not much of an issue till the mid-1980’s. That is, environmental protection as a whole was never seriously considered. The government did enact various legislation pertaining to the environment in the 1970’s and 80’s; most notably the Water Act, 1974, Air Act, 1981, Indian Forest Policy, 1988. But it took […]Read More India’s Environment Protection Act, 1986- An overview
Noise pollution is a major issue in today’s urban areas. From factories to vehicles, from machinery to daily equipment, everything produces a noise that is having a significant impact on the ambient environment as well as the health and well being of humans. In India, an added problem is that Indians are naturally a very […]Read More Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000
It is natural to think that these conflicts only occur in rural areas and fringe communities around natural forests. Yes, HWC are most common in those areas. But as the urban centres around the world have increased, many animals have adapted themselves to live in urban areas as well. Again, we find an overlap of […]Read More Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Urban Areas