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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...

Cutting Meat from our Diet as Climate Action

We are what we eat! Changing our diet can help improve our health as well as the health of the planet. Global warming and climate change are the twenty-first century’s existential crises. The effects of climate change cause death, destruction and devastation of budgets and economies through intensified and frequent natural disasters. The solution is decarbonisation of the economy. How can our diet help reduce our carbon footprint? Isn’t it just fossil fuel...

Kerala Floods: On Environmental Concerns and Foresight

The past month saw lakhs of people in Kerala continue to take shelter at the 3,000 plus relief camps, the horrific flood situation in the state has taken away the lives of over 357 women, children and men. The number of affected animals is obviously not known. Contrary to predictions and monsoon trends in the South in the past few years, the downpour was 42.17 per cent more than the normal trend --...

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...

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