Can we solve world hunger?
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 / Published in Blogs
Did you know that the world produces more than enough food to support the population? So why do human beings still suffer from a lack of food? The latest statistics indicate that nearly 690 million people go to bed hungry, and food insecurity is rising. According to the UN, this is only likely to be exacerbated
Sustainable Practices
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
This blog is the fifth in a series of ten, on the topic of sustainability; all readable on our e–learning platform SDG Plus, based in Switzerland. In our previous blog, we saw the importance being given to sustainability by nations across the globe. Let us now see the tangible effects of sustainability and a lack of it.   The last two centuries have exacerbated the global pollution situation. The industrial age caused
Sustainable Development Goals
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
We keep hearing about Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. What are they in reality?  This blog, the fourth in a series of ten, sheds some light on how SDGs were devised, their nature and purpose.  Why we need to learn about sustainability?  There are two aspects to this question: Nature & Human  The Earth is facing an alarming situation. Since the beginning of
Child Labour
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 11 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
There are some topics you report on that just makes you angry and depressed. I will be talking about one such topic today – Child Labour. Just so that we are all on the same page, child labour is when children are routinely employed in paid/unpaid work that is harmful to their physical, mental, social
Jhum Cultivation
Neha Singh
Thursday, 07 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
In this piece, I will be specifically discussing my point of view on Jhum – an ancient farming practice followed among the tribes from the north-east corner of India. Sustainable practice – just like veganism – is a phrase that is being used, and at times abused regularly. While I was researching sustainable as well
Inequality
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We live in a world where inequality is not only accepted to a large extent but is also normalized. It is appalling to see how very few who have managed to break the prism of inequality and moved on to better and bigger things are themselves interested in a world with reduced inequalities. Not until
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
Air Pollution
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Climate change can be witnessed everywhere, from melting glaciers to extreme weather events. A major contributor to climate change is pollution. There are different types of pollution – water pollution, soil pollution, plastic pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, etc. In this blog, I will be focusing on one of the most common and deadly pollution
World Malaria Day
Neha Singh
Friday, 24 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Every day more than 1000 people die because of Malaria. It’s appalling how despite years of awareness campaigns, breakthroughs in malaria vaccine, and healthcare policies, malaria is still one of the deadliest diseases. World malaria day, observed on 25th April each year, is perhaps the right time to take stock of things. What are the
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