People migrating to escape slow onset climate disasters like drought are two and a half times more likely to experience trafficking or modern slavery than those people fleeing rapid onset disasters like floods or cyclones, according to new research conducted in two states in India by IIED.
In light of the Paris Agreement 2015 and the emerging government-wide policies towards initiating a transition from linear to circular economy, it has become critical to investigate the potential impact of circular economy strategies on climate change.
River water temperature, dissolved oxygen and river health, the linkages
River Water Temperature (RWT), and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) are crucial indicators of the water quality of rivers and determine the health of the river and its ecosystem.
Non carcinogenic health effects of groundwater contamination are equally challenging as the carcinogenic risks.
Freshwater is a rare and critical resource and its availability is declining worldover with urbanisation, industrialisation, climate change and rising temperatures, and a marked decrease in rainfall.
In 2021, at global climate negotiations, the government established a new commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2070. It also reaffirmed its aim to install 500 GW of non-fossil power capacity by 2030.
Nearly 85 percent of the Indian population consumes groundwater and this groundwater can get polluted because of a number of contaminants - with fluoride being an important one.
Fluoride contamination of groundwater - a grave risk to health
Individual’s attitude and behaviour is crucial for implementing sustainable construction & demolition (C&D) waste management.