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Securing the Cloud Analyses & Assessments

Securing the Cloud

Cloud governance frameworks should encompass data protection solutions that absorb global best practices and facilitate cross-border intelligence sharing

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights Analyses & Assessments

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights

A series of laws introduced by the new administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel, has kicked up a storm in the islands, generating much unease and dissent.

Punitive Road to Net-zero Analyses & Assessments

Punitive Road to Net-zero

From taxes to embargos – what does it take to achieve goals on climate policies?

The Curse of the Magic Metal Analyses & Assessments

The Curse of the Magic Metal

Cobalt has become a blight for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo as its spiralling demand leads to a rush for its exploitation with little regulation and regard for their rights.

Dam(n) Reality Analyses & Assessments

Dam(n) Reality

Ageing behemoths controlling mighty rivers while having ushered prosperity in the past are today disasters waiting to happen.

Future Mineral Might  Analyses & Assessments

Future Mineral Might

With mining rights being opened for exploitation in the Arctic, the race for rare earths and minerals is fuelling geopolitical tensions and may aggravate environmental depredations in the long run.

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?

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?

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?

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…