Shantanu Banerjee, Writer, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur
In the last decade, technology has seen an unprecedented growth. It isn’t really quantifiable, but it comes with its own set of pros and cons. I am a digital marketer and a nature-lover, therefore in my leisure time, I like to visit the mountains.
Plastic or Biodegradable Paper Bags - Singapore has the answer!!
Singapore is today possibly the cleanest and greenest cities in the world and has been so for last two decades or so. It is hard to believe that half a century back, 2/3rd of its population were living in inner city slums and squatter settlements with its streets strewn with litter, dirt and filled with the stench of rotting garbage. It just took 20 years of focused work on creating key intuitions and policies that systematically tackled every aspect of Singapore society.
Waste is not Waste!
Meet Asha Subba, a 50-year old homemaker who is not a crafting expert but is zealously creating and crafting right from her home. Making the best use of the stuff lying around, Asha personally makes the decor items for her house and does not believe in opting for ready-to-use plastic decor items in the market.
Going back to the roots!
My husband and I have always been fond of home cooked food. Early marital life went well - from hunting a house to buying fancy tiffins etc. But, as days passed by, we changed cities, home but the tiffin boxes remained the same along with the yummy home cooked meals.
Let us choose the left for the right this time!
The picture shows two bottles; Left one is reusable and the right one is designed specifically for use and throw. Reusing plastic bottles will help reduce plastic waste. Refilling small bottles from bigger ones carrying safe clean drinking water is not only economic but environmentally safe. Let us choose the left for the right this time!
IPE Triple Line participates in the African Risk Capacity Technical Review Committee.
African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, is an African-owned, index-based weather risk insurance pool and early response mechanism that brings together the concepts of insurance and contingency planning. It has operated a drought insurance mechanism since 2013. It is part of an overall movement in Africa to increase sovereignty in disaster and humanitarian response and reduce dependence on international actors at times of national emergency.
Nature Conservation Day - Think Globally, Act Locally!
Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day salutes the supreme role of Mother Nature in providing a foundation for a stable and productive society that can ensure the well-being of present and future generations.
The increasing threat of climate change
The world is waiting, watching and speculating if member states of the United Nations would join in to make the landmark global warming treaty, the Paris agreement, a living reality. The treaty has cleared the first pre-condition of atleast 55 countries ratifying it by 2016, and now the climate experts are anxiously waiting at the edge of their seats to see if it can fulfil the second hurdle too, of ensuring support from countries which account for a minimum of 55 per cent of global emissions.
Sustainable development in fragile ecologies: flood fury in Kashmir
Thousands and thousands of Kashmiri families are bearing the brunt of large scale trail of death and destruction left behind by the raging flood water, one of the biggest and most ferocious to hit the region in the century. As monsoon progresses flash floods and river water hits different parts of the country breaching embankments, eroding houses, tearing away roads and sometimes even swathes of hillsides, killing hundreds in the course. Last year similar flash floods and landslides had devastated the state of Uttarakhand killing 4,500 people.
Odd and Even Scheme, a response to alarming pollution level
Every climate debate and action is incomplete without understanding the core of transportation and mobility. The fact that transport sector alone is responsible for one fourth of the energy related GHG emissions worldwide is a proof of its centrality. It is also important to note that for establishing sustainable cities, sustainable transport should also be in place.
Food Assistance in Ethiopia
The 2015-16 El Nino episode (Box 1), considered as one of the strongest of its kind to date, is finally over. But the devastating impact of two consecutive years of extreme weather and rain failure on crops, continues to be felt across the world. Nearly 100 million people in Africa, Asia and South America have been affected and are expected to face food shortages for several months to come1.