Climate Migration: A Growing Crisis We Cannot Ignore

Certainly! The article highlights the growing concern of climate migration, where millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to the impacts of climate change. It emphasizes the urgency of the issue, citing statistics from the latest IPCC assessment predicting that 143 million people will have to abandon their homes in the next 30 years. The article showcases real-life stories, such as migrants from Pakistan and India, who have suffered due to climate-related disasters. It also emphasizes the disproportionate impact on vulnerable regions like Africa and calls for global action, both in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing legal protections for climate refugees. Ultimately, the article emphasizes the need for widespread advocacy and civic action to push for meaningful change and multilateral solutions to address this pressing issue.

Exploring Biophilic design: A Concept for Making Sustainable Buildings

Biophilic design blends human innovation with the natural world to create sustainable living spaces. It incorporates natural elements like wood, plants, and natural views, fostering well-being, productivity, and sustainability. Singapore’s Kampung Admiralty is a prime example of biophilic design, where a harmonious blend of residential units, medical facilities, shops, and community spaces creates a self-sustained ecosystem where residents can access essential services while remaining deeply connected to nature. Embracing biophilic design can help us create a sustainable future for ourselves and the planet we call home.

The G20 2023 Summit at India

This weekend, India is hosting the 18th G20 Summit 2023, themed ‘One Earth – One Family -One Future’, with a clear message glaring right back at us: Sustainability!
Of course, we also have prioritised climate finance, green development, UN’s SDGs and low-carbon technologies for the agenda.

I have done a quick analysis of the G20 countries on aspects like history of pollution, colonisation, fossil-fuel dependency, renewable energy capacity etc.
We could scrutinise these countries from various vantage points however a few issues stick out: the urgent need for equitable development, affected parties in the frontline to have more decision-making power and finally — the need for corrective action and less of hypocrisy by the ones who’ve committed heinous crimes.

Agrihoods: Where Sustainable Housing Meets Local Food Production

Today, urban areas and cities may enjoy a digital cosy lifestyle, but with crazy amounts of pollution to breathe. If we had to look into sustainable living spaces, we might have to go back in time and inspect how our grandparents lived and worked with limited resources but with happy hearts. Agrihood is a modern building concept inspired by our ancestral living. Agrihoods are springing all over the world; here is an article that
talks about an Agrihood in the US and one in India.

Explained in 500: India’s COP27 Goals: Ambitious or Unattainable?

The article discusses India’s COP27 climate change targets, their criticisms, and COP28 proposals. India wants to reduce emissions, use non-fossil fuels for electricity, preserve forests, and help other developing nations. However, critics argue for more unambiguous policies and more substantial commitments. 
Read more on how India can improve its goals:

Explained in 500: Why Mumbai’s Coastal Road is a Magnificent Waste.

Are your chacha chachis waiting doe-eyed for Mumbai Coastal Road to clear up road congestion?
Do you have a sinking feeling that their excitement is misguided?
Do you need to figure out how to give them the specifics in minutes in a way they won’t dismiss?

We’ve got you. Welcome to the first in our new series – ecoHQ Explained in 500: Why Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project is a Magnificent Waste.
In this series, we’ll bring you complex issues without the jargon for you to take confidently to the dinner table.

Embracing Menstrual Cups in India: Advantages and Considerations

Sanitary cups are revolutionizing menstrual hygiene in India. These medical-grade reusable cups are comfortable, affordable, and eco-friendly. Sanitary cups can reduce waste and improve the menstrual experiences of Indian women during their periods. Explore the pros and cons of this unique menstruation hygiene product which empowers Indian women and greens menstruation movements across the nation.

Sustainable housing Options in India: Introducing Vertical Forest Towers

Millennials and Gen-Z are looking to invest in sustainable housing properties. While many cities worldwide build extravagant structures with high-tech features, are they affordable? Vertical forest towers may be the answer. This article talks about one such amazing building in Milan and how an Indian company took inspiration to replicate a similar concept for the Indian customer. 

Climate Chaos: How Human-Induced Climate Change is Disrupting Our Climate Patterns

El Niño brings with it unpredictability and turmoil. This phase of ENSO coupled with human induced climate change could further increase temperatures setting new record highs and a probable drought in India.

Investing in Nature: Exploring the Benefits and Potential of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Recognising and compensating individuals and organisations that ethically obtain raw materials and products for urban dwellers while protecting our complex ecosystems is crucial.
We take our natural ecosystems for granted: they sequester carbon, clean our air and water, generate materials for our sustenance, safeguard wildlife habitats, provide a livelihood for indigenous communities and preserve the most bio-complex ecological processes that support life on Earth and maintain its functioning homeostasis.
Find out how Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) is the only proactive and effective way to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future.