Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 23 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
Global hunger is on the rise and under-nutrition is still impacting millions of children. United Nation’s SDG Knowledge Platform estimated as of 2017 821 million people were undernourished 770 million were faced with severe food insecurity Aid to agriculture in developing countries decreased by $12.6 billion 89 million children were affected by either wasting or
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 23 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
  This year’s World Economic Forum’s (WEF) conference in Davos has placed a huge emphasis on achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and solving the climate crisis. One stakeholder in particular is being viewed as both the criminal and the solution for this problem. The finance industry. Executive director of Greenpeace reported that the finance
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
Swiss Learning Exchange was in the Female Quotient Lounge, Davos when the session on Academia was going on.   Academia can play a critical role in building a sustainable and cohesive world – a fact reiterated at the Female Quotient Lounge, at Davos. Especially when it comes to instilling the values of sustainability and reducing inequalities
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Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
“Financial industry is as culpable as the fossil fuel industry in creating the climate emergency”. Strong words from Jennifer Morgan (international executive director of Greenpeace) during World Economic Forum’s conference in Davos yesterday. Should we be blaming the financial industry for climate change? Let’s find out. In a recent report published by Greenpeace, “It’s the
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
We are at the brink of causing irreversible damage to our mother earth. It is costing our economy trillion dollars in damage every year. We are at the risk of destabilizing our planet. Scientists say we have roughly 10 years to change our course and avert this disaster. In this time of need, who should
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
With such an attractive opportunity presented to private companies, will SDG 5 (gender equality) be the first to be achieved by 2030? Well if you are like me and you got optimistic seeing this figure, I have some bad news for you. To close the gender equality gap, it is going to take us more
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 20 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
Davos 2020 kicks off today. For its 50th anniversary, World Economic Forum (WEF) decided its theme for Davos was going to be “Stakeholders for Cohesive and Sustainable World”. With so much noise around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have businesses finally awoken to the reality of sustainability? Or are private companies using WEF’s agenda as a
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
With youth climate activists like Greta Thunberg, Leah Namugerwa, Ridhima Pandey, Xiye Bastida taking the centre stage, I thought this year’s COP, aka COP25, would finally address critical climate issues in a meaningful way. Did my wish come true, or was history doomed to repeat itself? Well, I think it is safe to say that everyone walked away scratching their
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Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
As reported by EPI in 2018, the top 5 sustainable countries in the world are.   Switzerland France Denmark Malta Sweden  If a developing country is looking to be more sustainable, should they simply follow in the footsteps of these countries? Let us find out.   It is important to first understand how EPI determines whether a
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
A common dialogue surrounding sustainable development goals (SDGs) is promoting the use of clean and renewable energy. However, there are 17 SDGs and bringing affordable and clean energy is only one of them. While the world has made great progress in achieving this SDG, it seems to have lost momentum on other critical goals such as ending world