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,
International Labour Day
Himanshu Shukla
Thursday, 30 April 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
We celebrate International labour day or Workers day to show gratitude towards our workers worldwide. Let us take this moment to look back at its history, how it all began and find out why this day became an iconic day.    During the industrial revolution, the exploitation of workers was very common. Labourers in the
Lab Grown Meat
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 02 April 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
If I told you to draw a room that accurately represents the number of mammals living in the world, what would you do? Like me, you might draw a couple of elephants, a few lions, some monkeys and maybe even a human. Unfortunately, we are both incredibly mistaken. We needed to draw a lot more cows, pigs,
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 30 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
We are living in an age where everyone wants a decent job. Unfortunately, a large section of the population across the world does not have access to even primary education.  Read: Is Quality Education A Class Apart? Even those who are educated and well-qualified, often do not get a job. At present 60 % of the employed population work in the informal sector. The informal sector often does not have a
International Day of Forests
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 20 March 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
If deforestation became a country, it would win bronze medal in global carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e). I don’t need to tell you how precious forests are, they provide immeasurable value to us. Nearly 1.6 billion people directly depend on its resources for their livelihoods. Forests are our greatest asset to combat climate change, reduce poverty
International Action Day for Rivers
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 13 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
The day was 14th March 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. Tension had been building up since the 1970s. Environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous people, fishermen and socialists alike were all tired of large dams. For all these people, dams became a symbol of destruction and corruption. It displaced communities and destroyed land and aquatic natural ecosystems. Anti-dam movements started becoming a global phenomenon. However, a lot of these movements were successfully thwarted.  Did this discourage these activists groups?
Solar Panels
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 09 March 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
Are solar panels sustainable? Solar energy produces one of the most sustainable, cleanest, and greenest forms of energy. With the endless amount of sunlight available, it provides the opportunity to overcome our energy crisis in a sustainable manner. In this blog, I will present to you how sustainable solar panels are and whether it can
Quality Education
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 28 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
Education should be accessible to everyone; it is a need that needs to be fulfilled at every stage of life. Especially if we are talking about primary education. Primary education is as important as having access to clean drinking water. It has the ability to transform communities. We all know that once a child gets an education,
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 20 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
You know it is a cruel joke when having a job does not mean that you will be free of poverty. “1 in 5 workers worldwide will either be living in extreme poverty or moderate poverty”, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its recent report World Employment and Social Outlook, Trends 2020. If we truly want the earth’s future to work for everyone, we will need to
Top 5 Sustainable Countries
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 14 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
We humans love ranking ourselves. Whether it be in school to find out who got the highest mark or in sports to see which team is performing better. It is a great benchmark tool that helps us compare our progress with competitors.  However, ranking in sustainability can be a double-edged sword.   A good ranking system can enable sustainable cities and communities to share best practices with each other to become better.   A bad ranking system may lead