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.

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. 
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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.

The UN’s SDGs and LGBTQIA Inclusion: Are We There Yet?

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.

Introduction to Sustainable Finance and the ESG Framework

Stakeholders and investors are increasingly considering a company’s performance on ESG concerns. These include cybersecurity, climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Likewise, with many companies across the globe reporting on sustainability, a worldwide ESG framework is a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’.

Sustainable finance is the next big thing in the world engrossed in technological advancement and rapid digitisation. Besides, building a more sustainable future requires an all-hands-on-deck approach from most industries—finance foremost among them.

Fiery Fields and the Smothering Smog: Are Farmers to Blame?

The classic air pollution case in north India (allegedly caused by farm fires/stubble burning) is signalling a dystopian future for us unless we stop playing the blame game every year and actively take part in climate action.
Talk is cheap, and it is easy to point fingers at a group, especially a marginalised one shouldering intersectional burdens. So what can different stakeholders holding various forms of power/responsibility do to stop this crisis?
In Marshall McLuhan’s words, one can find the answer to this: ‘There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew’.

How Sustainable is Ecotourism in the Indian Himalayas?

If you love mountains, then NOW is the time to take action and save them. The once pristine and delicately balanced – Himalayan Mountain regions face a disturbed ecosystem caused by human-caused hazards.

Get to know how the Himalayan regions are being exploited and what we can do to address these emerging challenges and improve conditions for local communities.

Children in Need

Children are the backbone of tomorrow’s society. Every child has the right to live a fruitful, purposeful life. Yet, millions are denied this right every single day.  This article delves into my experience working with distressed children. And I hope it inspires you to take more concrete action the next time you come across aContinue reading “Children in Need”

Safe Motherhood: A Study on Institutional Deliveries in Tamil Nadu

Is safe motherhood a reality in India? Or are we still struggling to preserve Maternal and Child Health?
Here’s a detailed study into Safe Motherhood in Tamil Nadu, conducted with vigorous research on the topic, in conversation with experts in the field.

Disability Acts in India: the On-ground Reality

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!