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A 360-degree Approach to Healthy Living Analyses & Assessments

A 360-degree Approach to Healthy Living

The pandemic is another warning to mankind to adopt methods of sustainable development, without damaging the environment and ecology.

The Carbon Footprint of the Internet Analyses & Assessments

The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Connecting smartphones, laptops and smart devices to the infrastructure of the internet requires a gargantuan amount of energy, leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

Renewables: How Green is Green Analyses & Assessments

Renewables: How Green is Green

While the world still relies on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs, there are significant drawbacks from the use of renewables.

Climate Change: Should Indian Farmers Worry? Analyses & Assessments

Climate Change: Should Indian Farmers Worry?

Climate change is wreaking havoc on Indian farming as traditional weather patterns become unpredictable. Can farmers adapt to the changing reality?

The Year of the wRATh Analyses & Assessments

The Year of the wRATh

The Chinese economy, afflicted by the consequences of the US tariffs is only facing a greater setback due to COVID-19 outbreak. How will it respond to this double whammy?

IMO 2020: Making Maritime Green Analyses & Assessments

IMO 2020: Making Maritime Green

The shipping and oil industry worldwide is stirred up by the IMO 2020. What are the viable alternatives available for stakeholders?

Powering Africa Analyses & Assessments

Powering Africa

Africa will be deeply impacted by climate change, despite contributing less than 3% to global greenhouse emissions. Can Africa balance these effects with its Growing Energy Deficit?

Biodiversity Crisis - Vanishing Species Analyses & Assessments

Biodiversity Crisis - Vanishing Species

The web of life between organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependent eco system is under threat of the Holocene or the Sixth Mass Extinction. Can humanity reverse this to save itself?

Netherlands: Green rules turn red Analyses & Assessments

Netherlands: Green rules turn red

The Dutch experience in having to face strident public anger while implementing international protocols is illustrative of the dilemma governments face while balancing the aspirations of the people…

ICAP- Leading by Example Analyses & Assessments

ICAP- Leading by Example

Global cooling needs are set to double in the next twenty years threatening the future of Earth. In this context, India’s Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) is a timely initiative. But will it nudge the…

Climate-A Race We Must Win Analyses & Assessments

Climate-A Race We Must Win

World leaders are congregating in New York to figure out how to address the depredation of Earth’s fragile environment, frame policies and make pledges. Will they be able to reconcile their…

American Unwillingness, Pacific Island Helplessness? Analyses & Assessments

American Unwillingness, Pacific Island Helplessness?

The global ramification of the climate change is best understood by the Pacific Island states. With little capacity to stem this existential threat, these countries rely on the big powers to…

Environmental Assault in the Brazilian Amazon Analyses & Assessments

Environmental Assault in the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, nearly two-thirds of which lie in Brazil. Last month, this Brazilian part lost trees at the fastest rate in a decade as a result of the easing of…

India’s Water Gridlock Analyses & Assessments

India’s Water Gridlock

Several parts of India are currently experiencing a deadly heatwave, which has claimed the lives of over 50 people so far. The intense heat has contributed to widespread water shortages across the…

New Zealand introduces zero carbon bill Analyses & Assessments

New Zealand introduces zero carbon bill

A New Zealand bill proposes a zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Opposition groups have condemned methane targets set by this legislation, accusing the government of favouring the fossil fuel…

London choked by Climate protests Analyses & Assessments

London choked by Climate protests

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said that they were prepared to call a halt if the U.K. government would discuss their demands. The question is, will the…

Urgent action on Peatlands Analyses & Assessments

Urgent action on Peatlands

The United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya has adopted a new resolution for conservation and restoration of peatlands.

Canada warming at twice the global rate Analyses & Assessments

Canada warming at twice the global rate

According to a report commissioned by the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Department, Canada is warming up faster than the rest of the world.

Robust monsoon predicted for India Analyses & Assessments

Robust monsoon predicted for India

India’s monsoon, crucial for Asia’s third-largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn’t a surprise El Nino phenomenon, the top India Meteorological…

WMO warns of impending climate disasters Analyses & Assessments

WMO warns of impending climate disasters

WMO’s annual report indicates a bleak climatic future that requires urgent action lest the loss of life and immense economic damage. Climate change is the difference in the statistical distribution…