Fri, 25/11/2022 - 12:17

This blog is a continuation of the ‘environmental crime: a brief introduction’ blog and is aimed at helping the reader understand the limitations of how environmental crime data in India is compiled. Environmental crimes in India are registered under a few special and local laws (SLLs). Until 2013

Thu, 10/11/2022 - 10:06

Research on the correlation between climate change and mental health is a new but rapidly growing field. The term mental health in particular does not refer to mental illness, mental problems and mental disorders alone but also includes states of mental wellness, emotional resilience and

Wed, 14/09/2022 - 15:26

We need to embrace ourselves for what our world is turning out to be. Of all the challenges faced by mankind, climate change remains the most threatening issue of all time with the survival of our very planet at stake. The world around us is reeling from the ill effects of a warming globe. India is

Tue, 30/08/2022 - 16:28

The #SaveEnvironment and the #OnlyOneEarth buzz Have you heard the term ‘environmental crime’? But before that, have you lately come across any news (in any form: print, audio-visual and social media), calling on people to #SaveEnvironment? Chances are, you haven’t. The likely reason for this is

Wed, 10/08/2022 - 10:08

Every now and again an article pops up telling us that the day is not far when humans will live on the Red Planet. This is not, the writers insist, something out of an Isaac Asimov book or the ramblings of a Star Trek fan. In my mind whether the human race is technologically close to achieving trans

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 16:34

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Chief Seattle Climate change is leaving its stamp on every nook and corner of the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) First Working Group Report 2021 unequivocally states that humans are

Fri, 18/02/2022 - 10:20

The science has spoken! As per the recently released report “The physical science basis” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is irrefutable evidence that humans are responsible for the current climate crisis we find ourselves in. Greenhouse gas emissions are choking the

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 16:09

The stakes are at an all-time high for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) as the fate of the sheer existence of our planet is dependent on its outcome. COP26 was originally scheduled to be held during November 2020, but, like

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 13:32

The Energy Versus Climate Conundrum The current energy market is becoming more and more entangled in energy transition with rising concern about climate change due to fossil fuel (coal, oil and gas) utilisation. However, a recent report shows that India is on a lower rank (87th out of 115 countries)

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:33

The debate between ecology and development is never-ending and has spanned for centuries. For the development of any country, a slight compromise on the ecological front is an unwarranted side-effect. However, due consideration has to be given to determine the extent to which the ecological

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 14:11

By ~ Mala Balaji, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action Climate injustice is a topic that has started gaining momentum in the recent past, thanks to climate activists. But what exactly is climate injustice? In order to get a basic idea about what it actually means, we need to start analysing

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 14:50

Climate Crisis, What Is That? We are living on a burning planet, which is persistently dealing with sustainability challenges like poverty, gender inequality, biodiversity loss, and so on. Recently, the term ‘climate crisis’ was brought into play, as climate change had the potential to be perceived