What is Sustainable Development
Shruti Suresh
Friday, 07 August 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
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
SDG 1 No Poverty
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 12 March 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
Picture a time when you became angry and miserable because you missed a meal. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it is unpleasant right? Now, imagine a situation where you simply don’t have enough money to eat and you have no choice but to go to bed hungry. This is the status quo for 736 million people, who are earning less than $1.25 a day! That
World Wildlife Day
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
“Human beings have overrun the world. We are replacing the wild with the tame. The story of how we came to make this our greatest mistake. Our planet is headed for disaster.” Chilling word of warning from David Attenborough. I really wish I could chalk this up to fear–mongering and try to ignore the cautionary message, but the facts are as clear as day. Our nature is in crisis, we are
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 20 February 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
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
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Uncategorized
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