Water Scarcity
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all know water is important for survival. Even though 75% of Earth is surrounded by water, water scarcity is a major issue. Only 3% of our Earth’s water is freshwater and only 1% is available to us in the form of rivers, lakes, and streams. A lot of people do not have access to
Sustainable Financing
Neha Singh
Monday, 08 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
What is the similarity between Boston, Dubai, and Jakarta? All three of these cities are perhaps the best examples of unsustainable cities. For many of you, this fact may be surprising and even unbelievable. This is because the skyscrapers and hustle and bustle of these business centers masks the questions around sustainability or sustainable urban planning.  The conversation
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?
Clean Water
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 24 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
I don’t think it is controversial to say that clean water needs to be accessible to the whole world. The United Nations (UN) has an entire sustainable development goal (SDG), clean water and sanitation, dedicated to making this a reality. However, the facts around SDG 6 are quite depressing if you compare the number with the world’s population  785 million people don’t even have access to basic drinking water   700 million people
GDP
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