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Shruti Suresh
Monday, 09 November 2020 / Published in Blogs
It started off as a global public health emergency. However, in its spread, COVID-19 has unleashed a disaster of huge proportions on countries of all sizes – rich or poor. It has hit our social and economic frameworks very badly. In fact, experts suggest this could be the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression.
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Bhushan B
Thursday, 10 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
This blog is the sixth in a series of ten on the topic of sustainability. The first five are listed at the bottom of the blog for easy access to you.  Learn more on sustainability on our free online learning platform: SDGPlus Hub In our featured video, we’ll explore how the right balance between social, environmental and economic aspects is crucial in the pursuit of
Sustainable Financing
Shruti Suresh
Thursday, 10 September 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
193 countries must meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Do all countries have the wherewithal to implement the goals and make their economies more sustainable? For example, let us consider why private and public firms invest in fossil fuels? They are readily available, easy to obtain, and need no setting up, thus,
Sustainable Practices
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
This blog is the fifth in a series of ten, on the topic of sustainability; all readable on our e–learning platform SDG Plus, based in Switzerland. In our previous blog, we saw the importance being given to sustainability by nations across the globe. Let us now see the tangible effects of sustainability and a lack of it.   The last two centuries have exacerbated the global pollution situation. The industrial age caused
Air Pollution
Shruti Suresh
Monday, 07 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies  The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be observed on September 7, 2020. It will be observed to stress the importance of having clean air to breathe. There is a dire need to address concerns around the increasing air pollution and the
Sustainable Development Goals
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
We keep hearing about Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. What are they in reality?  This blog, the fourth in a series of ten, sheds some light on how SDGs were devised, their nature and purpose.  Why we need to learn about sustainability?  There are two aspects to this question: Nature & Human  The Earth is facing an alarming situation. Since the beginning of
Sustainability_Theories&Principles
Bhushan B
Thursday, 20 August 2020 / Published in Blogs
The world is actively pursuing sustainability. Nations are, more than ever, aware of the detrimental impacts of poorly thought development and expansion, as can be experienced by millions across the globe. The industrial age has caused methane levels to rise by 148% and CO2 levels by 38%; both gases directly linked to global warming and the rise of sea levels. Environmentalists are of opinion that, for a truly sustainable future, instead of trying to shape the world
What is Sustainable Development
Shruti Suresh
Friday, 07 August 2020 / Published in Blogs
For years now, there has been a lot of buzz around the term ‘sustainable development.’ What is sustainable development, and how is it relevant now?  The simplest definition of the term sustainable development is given by the Brundtland Commission, set up in 1983 by the United Nations, in its report titled ‘Our Common Future,’ which also made the term sustainability
Happiness, Social Connection, Loneliness
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 03 August 2020 / Published in Blogs
How happy are we in today’s world? Are we satisfied with our current life? What can we do to improve our happiness and life satisfaction? These are all extremely difficult questions to answer. However, they are undoubtedly important questions we ask ourselves. A lot of research is being conducted to understand what makes us happy
Biopiracy of Neem
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 30 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
Genetic research has existed for a while now and it is becoming more sophisticated. For a lot of people, this is good news. Improved genetic research means we can potentially use plants and animals to either develop a new drug or modify crops to be more resistant and meet food security needs. A lot of