The world is facing the biggest threat of all time: the climate crisis. And India is focussing on finding a solution to the problem. Being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India has tackled the climate crisis efficiently while supporting 17% of the population, which is commendable. Under the Indian presidency, the recentlyContinue reading “Go Green for a Sustainable Tomorrow!”
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.
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.
oday, older adults are left feeling isolated and lonely while the young grapple with family and financial struggles. Moreover, there are hardly any vetted caretaker services.
Everyday cases of robbery, extortion, deception by fraud, and even murder create general distrust in senior citizens’ safety.
What can you, as children, do when parents who looked after you can no longer do the same for themselves?”
The increasing neglect of the needs of the elderly population in India is an issue that 60Plus India is solving. Find out more in this eye-opener
Pride Month is a time to pinkwash and sell more products in support of the LGBTQIA community. It’s also when we talk about inclusivity, equality and equity as part of sustainable development while discriminating against LGBTQIA members. At least, this is what we’ve been led to believe.
On this day, the first Gay parade happened one year after the Stonewall riots. It serves as a reminder that we would be again witnessing the uprising of various minorities, fighting for their rights, which we’ve so conventionally shut out.
While we are advocating for SDG2030 on fancier and non-controversial topics, we must focus on the goals of gender equality, reduced inequalities, and striving for peace, justice and strong institutions.
It’s time to cater to universally progressive and inclusive ideas if we want the world to grow as ONE.
A commonly ignored pillar of sustainability is—People.
True conscious behaviour can only be achieved when there’s equitable distribution of resources. But reality rarely lives up to expectations.
With this write-up, take a peek into the problems faced by Persons with Disability.
While you sip your evening chai contentedly by the window, a Person with Disability (PWD) is hoping for a whiff of happiness in their tiny home.
Even though there are laws protecting the rights of PWDs in India, the situation on the ground is a far cry. From unfair education practices to rising unemployment, the prejudices keep piling up.
Find out what’s happening!
For most children, education is a stepping stone to success.
For some, it’s a stone they can never seem to climb.
Will inclusive learning, in its truest form, ever be a reality in India? Are our schools well-equipped to give children the best education they deserve? Where are we going wrong?
Read this article to know more.
Ritualistic Sex Slavery – a tradition prohibiting women from having a normal marriage and life. Instead, these women have to indulge in rather bizarre activities.
Is this a preservation of culture? Or simply a social evil?
To find out, read the story of the Bedinis from Madhya Pradesh.
In India, an experience as simple as pedestrian walking has the potential to be fatal. Luckily, there’s one city that makes it safe and enjoyable. Want to know which one?
Read this article by Ria Kapoor to find out. It brings to light the issues with Pedestrian Infrastructure in India and how NMT (Non-Motorised Transportation) can make it better.