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How blue economy can help rewrite India’s growth story post pandemic
India

How blue economy can help rewrite India’s growth story post pandemic

With bright possibilities in India, the blue economy should get a much needed framework for unlocking the potential for inclusive economic growth

Book Review | Namrata Rana, Utkarsh Majmudar argue for sustainability in Shift: Decisions for a Net Zero World
Arts & Culture

Book Review | Namrata Rana, Utkarsh Majmudar argue for sustainability in Shift: Decisions for a Net Zero World

Shift: Decisions for a Net Zero World serves as an excellent manual for organisations that are keen to make sustainability a part of various functions such as hiring, product design, operations, logistics, finance, and employee health.

Afforestation, habitat preservation key to wildlife protection and sustainable development
India

Afforestation, habitat preservation key to wildlife protection and sustainable development

A tree is a complete ecosystem, fulfilling the needs of man and animal alike

SUSTAINABILITY 100+ - SHAPING A BETTER WORLD: SETTING A NEW BENCHMARK FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA
Business

SUSTAINABILITY 100+ - SHAPING A BETTER WORLD: SETTING A NEW BENCHMARK FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA

The Sustainability 100+ Summit set the agenda for sustainability and our efforts to curb climate change.

Billie Eilish, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to perform at Global Citizen Live
Entertainment

Billie Eilish, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to perform at Global Citizen Live

Global Citizen Live on Saturday will be a round-the-world event (including Mumbai) to raise awareness on climate change, vaccine equality, and famine.

Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans
Fashion & Trends

Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans

The DNA of the label is in tracing the journey of the garment: the product, the services and the foundation of the supply chain, all the way back to the land and the people at the site of manufacturing.

Explained: As Shein returns to India following 2020 ban, a look behind the company's meteoric rise
Lifestyle

Explained: As Shein returns to India following 2020 ban, a look behind the company's meteoric rise

The e-commerce platform will re-launch in India on Amazon during the two-day Prime Sale.

The rise of fashion journalism: A discursive industry shift has ushered in a new wave of fashion writing
Lifestyle

The rise of fashion journalism: A discursive industry shift has ushered in a new wave of fashion writing

The last few years in India have shown a welcome boom in good fashion journalism, even as fashion magazines have closed down. What has brought about this shift?

From resource scarcity to historical legacies of environmental conflict: A look at the concerns surrounding guitar industry
Arts & Culture

From resource scarcity to historical legacies of environmental conflict: A look at the concerns surrounding guitar industry

The timber supply chains on which the guitar industry relies have been secretive. Many sources of wood are from places with historical legacies of environmental conflict, colonial violence and dispossession.

G7 nations must spend a trillion dollars annually over a decade for sustainable growth: Report
science

G7 nations must spend a trillion dollars annually over a decade for sustainable growth: Report

A trillion dollars a year spread across these seven economies would translate to about two percent of their pre-pandemic GDPs, the report calculated.

With slow and 'seasonless' clothing in focus, how some pandemic-born labels are changing the face of Indian fashion
Lifestyle

With slow and 'seasonless' clothing in focus, how some pandemic-born labels are changing the face of Indian fashion

Certain pandemic-born brands display a nuanced knowledge of the shift in market demands during the pandemic and an irreverence towards seasonal fashion and conventional modes of production and marketing.

Third of world's farm are at 'high risk' of pesticide pollution: Study
science

Third of world's farm are at 'high risk' of pesticide pollution: Study

Asia has the largest land area, 4.9 million sq km that's at high risk and China accounts for 2.9 million sq km of that.

Fast fashion's mental health impact: How sustainability, upcycling can help reduce environmental, psychological stress
Lifestyle

Fast fashion's mental health impact: How sustainability, upcycling can help reduce environmental, psychological stress

While the fashion industry aims to target and exploit one end of society by encouraging high-spending behaviour, it demands the exploitation of another end of society with inhumane labour practices.

As number of people living alone goes up globally, what this might mean for the environment
Lifestyle

As number of people living alone goes up globally, what this might mean for the environment

Most households have similar appliances like stoves and fridges, and cooled or heated spaces, regardless of how many people live there.

Rise of the minimalists: To focus on well-being and everyday experiences, individuals are giving up personal possessions
Lifestyle

Rise of the minimalists: To focus on well-being and everyday experiences, individuals are giving up personal possessions

Minimalism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice that involves voluntarily reducing the number of possessions owned to a bare minimum. It is based on the premise that “less is more”.

Online thrift stores proliferated in 2020, but questions remain about how such businesses can be sustained
Lifestyle

Online thrift stores proliferated in 2020, but questions remain about how such businesses can be sustained

From sourcing stock to emphasising sustainability, online businesses dealing in secondhand clothes — or thrifting — have many wrinkles to iron out, moving forward.

New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming
India

New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming

The Centre needs to convince the farmers of the short and long-term benefits of these new laws, and ensure that reforms in the agriculture sector are here to stay

World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report
World

World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report

Plastic production has increased around four percent every year since 2000 and the industry expects that rate of growth to continue, driven mainly by emerging economies.

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Karthik Ganesan, CEEW Research Fellow, talks about the importance of climate activism and sustainable living
Lifestyle

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Karthik Ganesan, CEEW Research Fellow, talks about the importance of climate activism and sustainable living

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Karthik Ganesan talks about climate change, the danger of urban water resources and the importance of sustainable living.

Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report
science

Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report

Seafloor nodules contain battery metals needed to fuel the transition to clean energy, but trawling for them can disrupt ecosystems that we don't know about.