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Gordon Moore’s law of computing survived for 50 years and its new avatar is touted to be the Carbon Law – halving of carbon emissions every decade so that by 2050 the earth would have net zero emissions. This could …

Two recent books show how well-meaning Western donors and the industry they helped create have done severe damage to African livelihoods and to their ecosystem in the last few decades. The white man’s burden, meaning intention to uplift colored people, …

India’s aggressive energy policies and decisive action in the last two years are likely to result in the country surpassing its Paris Agreement NDC commitment ahead of schedule. Can it now set a more ambitious target for itself? The continuing …

This is an abstract from a presentation Ashwin Mahesh, Director, Lithium Urban Technologies, made at the EcoHour webinar of the Responsible Cities Foundation. For a fuller understanding visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzreorLl0c India has the challenge of having to turn all cars and two-wheelers into …

We were invited to the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn Germany COP23 recently where we taught yoga to delegates of 196 countries in the Indian pavilion. It was quite a success. I told them how Yoga is not about …

After three years as Chief Sustainability Officer at the $3.4 billion Jindal Steel & Power Miniya Chatterji has launched Sustain Labs, a ‘sustainability incubator’ based in Paris and New Delhi. She is bringing to play her 14 years of experience …

Three green ratings options, volunteerism by industry leaders and apparent savings are resulting in very rapid growth in green-rated buildings in India. Hariharan Chandrashekar, Co-Chairman, CII-IGBC Bangalore, Chairperson of the National Green Building Congress, and Chairman of BCIL, India’s pioneering …

After the age of democratization of knowledge and information, the next big trend is democratization of data. Small firms and the so far unbankable people can now hope to use their data to raise loans. Excerpts from Nandan Nilekani’s talk …

India needs to invest much more on research if it is to make notable contribution to finding solutions for complex sustainability related problems. The current investments in Indian research are inadequate and stagnating resulting in a corresponding stagnation of India’s …

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In a landmark judgment in March 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person. The judges were inspired by another, but first of its kind …

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