• Dealing with Air Pollution: Political will is key

    By George Cheriyan and Nimisha Sharma

    Every year World Environment Day (WED) is observed all over the world on June 5, around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”, which is very relevant for India. China will be hosting the WED this year. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries More…

    News Mobile, June 5, 2019


  • Look to Our Traditions: Achieving SDGs

    By George Cheriyan

    Buy less, choose and use well, make it last” is the easiest way to achieve sustainable development. The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) held in New York in July last reviewed in-depth six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    One SDG that received much attention and concern was Goal 12, which deals with ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ (RCP) patterns. RCP can be understood as social and economic development within the carrying capacity of ecosystems, raising efficiency and ensuring sustainability in the use of resources and production processes, along with reduction in resource degradation, pollution and waste. More…

    Deccan Herald, May 31, 2019