5 Pitfalls to Avoid While Presenting Your Climate Tech Funding Deck in 2023

Only 16% of the required climate finance needs are currently being met. Here’s why we are failing to channel global funds towards planet-saving technology.

A Brewing Opportunity in the Coffee Industry

Unlock the secret to radiant skin with your morning coffee! The Bean Loop’s ‘Blend & Glow – DIY Body Scrub kit’ uses upcycled coffee residue to create powder-based skincare products that are potent, planet-friendly, and effective. Say goodbye to dead skin cells and hello to a fresh, glowing complexion!

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.

Carbon Offsets – The effective Way to tackle Climate Change?

Climate adaptation and mitigation require carbon solutions. As a result, world governments and companies are prioritising carbon management in the net zero race.

Do carbon offsets work?

Carbon offsets can aid emission reduction and reduce climate change but should not replace direct emissions reductions.

Instead, people, organisations, and governments can offset their carbon emissions by investing in GHG emissions-reducing projects like renewable energy, forest conservation, and energy efficiency.

Changes in behaviour, energy efficiency, and low-carbon technologies are needed to combat climate change.

Carbon offsets work best when they sponsor high-quality projects. Moreover, some carbon offset schemes may not reduce emissions or cause unintentional harm, such as displacing local residents or destroying wildlife. Thus, authorising organisations must adequately assess and verify carbon offset initiatives to reduce emissions and be socially and environmentally beneficial.

Read on!

Colour Me Brown: Sustainable Investing Made Easy

For the Eco-conscious, it’s not enough that our direct actions are as good as practicable.
For the most planet-forward, knowing where our money votes travel after we’ve spent them is invaluable!
ecoHQ presents Brown Living—a novel way for the Eco-conscious Consumer like you to make long-term change through incremental individual investments.
Read on for three unique opportunities to make your life and the planet a little greener:

No Music On A Dead Planet – Music’s Role in the Climate Emergency

Climate crisis is well upon us. But what’s music got to do with it?

For starters, there’s NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET!

Music Declares Emergency (a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations) leverages the music industry’s global influence to tackle climate change.

Understanding their role to drive public opinion, artists around the world have participated in and endorsed #NoMusicOnADeadPlanet, from Billie Eilish and Mel C to Julian Llyod Weber, The 1975 and Radiohead.

Our ecosystems are at a tipping point, stressing the need for a louder voice against this emergency – the loudest being Music. String along to find out how it plays key notes in the global movement against the climate crisis.

Environmental Fiction for Kids

‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it’ – Toni Morrison.
Authors like Priyadarshini are already using fiction to teach young readers about social and environmental responsibility, even though sustainability education has not been integrated into our nation’s school curriculum.

Can Animal Products be Sustainable?

Can we consume animal-based products and still be sustainable? What happens when we boycott silk, wool or honey? Namrata has interviewed some small business owners who directly work with grassroots — so we analyse the questions through a rural Indian lens.

Is Cruelty-free Fashion Sustainable?

Does being ‘cruelty-free’ automatically guarantee a clothing brand is sustainable? And brands using animal products by default should be shelved in the ‘boycott’ category? Before we Mary Kondo our clothes and accessories, let’s pause to check out a narrative that may have more truth than the ‘organic granola bar’ on your hand.
Check out Namrata’s take on the issue, the owner of the clothing brand Kaizen the label.

Net-zero Buildings: How Can You Make These A REALITY?

The race to net zero by 2030 considers Climate Adaptation as one of the core strategies to consider. Specifically, the built environment affects every element of our life, including the homes we reside in, the water and energy distribution systems, highways, bridges, and other modes of transportation we use to get around. Thus, making conscious changes to our built environment will help us with drastic climate mitigation. So, Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) will be the future of construction.
Read more about NZEBs written by Dr Sudarsan JS and Priyanka Kale.