Climate change and biodiversity loss are the most pressing challenges of our time, so all responsible political leaders must offer long-term policies for confronting them effectively.
In quest for a good death
In this hour of gloom and doom, hope springs eternal in the human breast for a long life. Even amidst this unprecedented death dance, elders in the family do return my respectful bow with ‘live a hundred years’ blessings.
Royal Title on Meghan’s Book
Meanwhile, in order to sell her book, Meghan has used her royal title as inscribed on the cover—“The Bench By Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex”.
Russia’s Sputnik Diplomacy
While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.
16 Resources for Eating Seasonally Around the World
Eating seasonally is not a magic solution to this injustice, but it certainly can be more nutritious, fresh, and economically vibrant for everyone.
A Global Accord for Sustainable Finance
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest decrease in global economic activity on record. But the drop in carbon dioxide emissions has been only temporary.
The Climate Tipping Point We Want
Now that the direct economic costs of climate action have declined, the debate is shifting to the political and social difficulties of moving away from fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon, high-efficiency world.
Building a Nature-Positive Economy
The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure.
World Press Freedom in an age of remoteness
Edmund Burke called the press the fourth estate, the fourth pillar of democracy, with an oversight role on the remaining three pillars – the legislature, executive and the judiciary.
Modern Day Jetliner and MAX 737
GONE are the days of Dakota, Super Constellation aeroplanes. In those days, airplanes (aeroplanes) were not equipped with advanced computerized technologies like today’s airplanes.
Corporal punishment damages a child’s brain
The Republic of Korea has become the 62nd country to prohibit corporal punishment to children, and the fourth in the Asia Pacific region.
Inbox of anxiety and distress
If email anxiety is consuming you, follow Newport for possible resolution
Until it popped up on my computer screen recently I couldn’t have ever sensed if something as useful as an email was making us miserable.
Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
But while President Joe Biden’s administration is focusing on the Central American migration crisis, it must not miss the opportunity to drive urgently needed climate action to help the region rebuild after the pandemic.
The Case for Green Consumer Taxes
With the pandemic not yet over, politicians are unsurprisingly loath to dampen spirits further with talk of tax increases. But the socially sustainable shift that they profess to seek will require revenue reforms.
Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World
Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind.
Will the past come alive riding e-scooter
Whether the modern e-scooter is drawn on the original invention from the 14th century Vijiyanagara Empire in Karnataka is besides the point, fleets of such scooters have now taken over city streets worldwide.
A Serious Threat to Global Health
The U.K. Variant and the South African Variant have been proved to be more contagious and deadly and spreading in an unprecedented way.
On Prince Philip’s passing away
Late Prince Philip was a dignified personality who helped modernize the monarchy and guided the Royal Family at the time of crisis.
Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge
Climate-policy discussions often focus on who will pay the cost of achieving a zero-carbon economy, with a particular focus on industrial sectors such as steel and cement.
A Decarbonization Roadmap
Our climate challenge is an energy challenge. But solving our energy challenge requires action that goes well beyond power generation.
Editors of the Past
I had the opportunity to come in touch with some very reputed newspaper editors of that time. Unfortunately, they are no more with us but their memories and great works still alive in our thoughts and mind.
Post-COVID Recovery not Possible if WASH not High on Agenda
The World Health Organization has today urged countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19. But this simply will not be possible if water, sanitation and hygiene are not high on the agenda.
Soft drinks, celebrities and children
Celebrities, sports figures all over the world are participating in making promos for different brands of soft drinks for which companies pay them handsome amount.
COVID-19 threatens ‘generation’ in academia, warn scholars
A deepening of inequalities in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic and risks of a “lost generation” of researchers must serve as a catalyst for systemic change.
Even if you can’t take it, you can’t avoid being one
Sudhirendar Sharma I recall how scheming we were in our younger days to send gullible on a ‘fool’s errand’ to mark April 1, the most light-hearted day of the year when playing pranks and trying to get people to believe…
End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023.
A Country with too Many Victims and Few Shelters
In March 2014, Noemi N. took her own life inside a refuge camp in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, where up until now there are no specialized shelters for victims of human trafficking.
Coronavirus and Covid-19 demand our respect
We all know the story of the ship built by Noah, which became known as Noah’s ark, to save his family and two of every species of animals from the flood.
UN Food Systems Summit: How Not Respond to Urgency of Reform
At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a ‘people’s summit’ unless it is urgently rethought.
How CSOs are influencing pro-poor WASH budgets in Bangladesh
By Mohammad Zobair Hasan Budget tracking in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) helps to understand how public budget is allocated and utilized to improve access to services for all. WASH Budget tracking is a process to improve water and sanitation…