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
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
Informal Waste Ecosystem
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
What things about us humans are unnatural? That was the first question we were all asked during our opening lecture on environmental science. The most popular answer given was technology. Not the answer our professor was looking for. The answer was “waste”. We were all visibly confused. We all generate waste, how is that unnatural? Our
Unsustainable Water Management
Neha Singh
Monday, 25 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
“Water water everywhere  Nor any drop to drink”                                      – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner   The above-given couplet by Coleridge explains the thoughts of a thirsty sailor who is surrounded by nothing but seawater. It is ironic how these lines perfectly describe the everyday life of the residents
Himanshu Shukla
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our health care systems and development cycles have failed. Even in developed countries such as the USA, Italy, Spain, and France. Countries were forced to go into lockdown because of this. This raised concerns with regards to how prepared the world was to manage such a pandemic. The most
World Heritage Day 2020
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 17 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
You may be wondering, “what does heritage have anything to do with sustainable development?”. With tomorrow being World Heritage Day, I thought this is the best time to answer this question. However, before we do that, we need to understand why heritage is important and what is the significance of having an entire day dedicated
Himanshu Shukla
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
By the first week of April 2020, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had spread to 209 countries around the world. This virus had originated from Wuhan, China. So far, it has infected 1.5 million people and has resulted in the deaths of 88,000 people. This prompted the WHO to declare coronavirus as a pandemic in early March. The coronavirus has raised many questions all over