World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Leading up to 2003, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was getting concerned about the rise in work–related accidents and illnesses. There were 268 million non-fatal accidents, 160 million cases of diseases, and more than 2 million deaths worldwide. To try and put an end to this, the ILO created the “World Day for Safety and
Earth Day
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
It was on this day, 50 years ago, people around the world came together to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day. Today, we celebrate it as the largest secular observance in the world, one that witnesses nearly 1 billion people engaging from across 190+ countries. Since Earth Day 2020 marks the momentous 50th anniversary, I thought
Sustainable Cities in Face of Corona
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has raised questions on how well adept and sustainable are cities throughout the globe. Building sustainable cities and communities is goal 11 of SDG2030. COVID19 has just, if anything, retaliated the need for designing inclusive, resilient, safe, and most of all sustainable cities.  Read: Decent Work and Economic Growth in Times of Coronavirus  What are Sustainable Cities?  According to the United Nations, a sustainable city does
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
Responsible Consumption and Production
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
As reported by EPI in 2018, the top 5 sustainable countries in the world are.   Switzerland France Denmark Malta Sweden  If a developing country is looking to be more sustainable, should they simply follow in the footsteps of these countries? Let us find out.   It is important to first understand how EPI determines whether a