Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Sustainability

The global economy depends on the sustainable use of oceans. Transparency is key

Sharing data will help ocean industries not only increase operational accountability, but also public trust and profitability.

This is how a new era of global law will help us fulfil our goals of sustainability

Our current international governance framework is not enough to tackle the range of rising threats across the planet.

Renewable energy is getting cheaper. It could replace fossil fuels soon: Oxford report

The findings show that a rapid transition to emissions-free ‘green’ energy could save trillions of dollars and help combat climate change.

Here are four ways in which we can fund the shift to a more sustainable future

Efforts going into the pricing of sustainability initiatives such as net-zero targets and protecting biodiversity are not enough. We need more.

Infrastructure development comes with its casualties. Effective partnerships are key

By building trust and partnerships between national and local government, and the affected communities, we can find sustainable solutions.

Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy

Water-intensive surplus sugarcane production isn’t environmentally sustainable.

Maldives is building a floating city to fight the impact of climate change

Developed by the Maldives government and a Dutch company, the first-of-its kind 'island city' will be based in a warm-water lagoon just 10 minutes by boat from the capital city of Male.

Want to end plastic pollution? First support local zero-waste businesses

Governments and businesses are increasingly realising that recycling is not enough to address plastic pollution. More action is needed at the upstream level.

Electricity bill too high? This is why you need to live in a ‘passive house’

The world's first ‘passive house’ complex was built in Germany 30 years ago, as part of an effort to sustainably construct buildings.

Vertical farming could feed world’s poor, but it depends on the cheapest lightbulb

Though vertical farming solves problem of supply and shrinking farm land, its produce is far more expensive than conventionally farmed goods and even most organic produce.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.