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Policies and People | Step up efforts to rescue SDGs

  • The world is at the midway point of a 14-year-long effort to achieve the transformative 2030 Agenda of sustainable development. A new UN report on the progress of SDGs paints a sobering picture
To achieve SDGs, world governments must focus on urgent transformative action and evidence-based approaches on a global scale. (Shutterstock)
To achieve SDGs, world governments must focus on urgent transformative action and evidence-based approaches on a global scale. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 01:08 PM IST

Policies and People | Climate misinformation: A clear and present danger

  • There is clear evidence of the challenge, and the failure to stem mis- and disinformation online has allowed junk science, climate delayism, and attacks on climate figures to become mainstream. Governments, regulators, and the media must stem the tide.
To solve the climate crisis, we must also tackle the information crisis. (Shutterstock)
To solve the climate crisis, we must also tackle the information crisis. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 12:20 AM IST

Climate and Us | Plan for the vulnerable: India's heat emergency must be humane

  • This year’s heat spell should have been an opportunity to document the health burden of heat and come up with a humane plan for persons most exposed to this slow disaster. The government must act now
The first thing to do is study the impact of the heatwave on both mortality and morbidity. (PTI)
The first thing to do is study the impact of the heatwave on both mortality and morbidity. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

A fellowship between people and the planet

  • The past decade yielded several commitments toward sustainability. Yet, the share of renewables barely budged. Biodiversity loss continues. Land degradation persists. Why? 
We have collectively failed to bridge the here and now and a future that is also already here. (AP)
We have collectively failed to bridge the here and now and a future that is also already here. (AP)
Published on May 03, 2022 08:01 PM IST

Climate and Us | Who will compensate the Indian subcontinent for this heatwave?

  • The economic, social, health and psychological impacts of the heatwave should be documented by Indian authorities and attribution reports compiled so that the issue of addressing loss and damage.
The economic impacts of the spell could be far reaching because of the impact of heat stress on agriculture, productivity and labour. That will also have to be published. (AFP)
The economic impacts of the spell could be far reaching because of the impact of heat stress on agriculture, productivity and labour. That will also have to be published. (AFP)
Published on May 03, 2022 05:05 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi
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