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Author: Ayesha Mehrotra

Book Review | Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungari

‘It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.’ – Robert F. Kennedy

The Role of Economics in Environment and Sustainability

The current neoclassical economic theory, which more or less reflects upon the development policies which are built, ignores ecological and entropic limits and constraints to economic growth. What we call as the ‘standard view’ of the mainstream economics rests on the point of technological capabilities and explorations to overcome all social and environmental problems. Drawing from the readings of Environmental Economics as a subject, it is clear that economic growth and conservation are more...

Earth Up! | Back to Basics: The Paris Climate Accord

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty that came into force in the year 1994. This was built to tackle worldwide Green-House-Gas (GHG) emissions. The Kyoto Protocol introduced by the UNFCCC. Being the first agreement between nations to mandate reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions by countries, which was signed by nearly all nations at the 1997 mega-meeting popularly known as the Earth Summit, in Japan. The framework pledged to...

Earth Up! | Plastic is a Pollution Problem

Earth Up! is a monthly column by Ayesha Mehrotra that intends to cover varied issues and solutions with respect to environmental sustainability in India. Everything goes somewhere. Lost by you, found by someone else. Have you ever wondered where all your waste goes? Let me fill you in. 90% of our waste lands up in oceans. Almost ALL of our waste is toxic for the water, soil and air because it contains chemicals which leach...

Monitoring and Evaluation in Sustainability

Where do we stand in terms of sustainable goals in India? India has played an important role in shaping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has been effectively committed to achieving the SDGs. Government schemes and organisations have actively focused on the elimination of poverty, gender equality, climate change and resource mobilisation for SDGs. Further, special efforts have been made to restructure the federal governance structure of the country through cooperative and competitive federalism. State...

Sustainable Menstruation – The Impact of Menstrual Products on the Environment

Isn’t it time to make the eco-friendly switch? Environmental impact caused by sanitary waste is one of the significant topics in discussions today. A plastic, industrially manufactured, disposable sanitary pad requires about 500–800 years to decompose. Thousands of tons of disposable sanitary waste is generated every month all over the world. 432 million pads/ sanitary napkins are generated in India annually, the potential to cover landfills spread over 24 hectares. This is a ridiculous amount of pollution which...

Sustainable Development Laws in India

When it comes to the environment - what’s happening in the legal system? The problem of environmental pollution can be dated back to the evolution of life on Planet Earth. Science and technology, industrial growth, and exploitative resource consumption have brought about devastating environmental impacts in places across the world. Some important acts have been introduced in the Indian Legal system such as The National Green Tribunal Act 2010; The Air (Prevention and Control...

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