Perspectives

Policy Edits.

Policy Editorials.

Western Architecture is Making India’s Heatwaves Worse

To keep the heat out: Careful orientation and overhanging roofs and walls to shade buildings from heat, and central courtyards for ventilation

Revival of old irrigation tanks will work wonders: expert

Telangana sits on a treasure trove of thousands of old irrigation tanks which if revived can support cultivation

Putting Earth’s Life-support Systems on Fire, Equity and Justice Forgotten

We need to demand that all nations take immediate corrective steps to act honestly and genuinely on the above mentioned climate actions, bring many people’s alternatives into serious consideration and review these as genuine alternative pathways to a sustainable and equitable world

Environment and 2022 Budget: Amrit Kaal or Vish Kaal?

Environment is given a few token sops, while in fact financial allocations continue to fuel an economy that is fundamentally unsustainable.

Barking up the right tree: a note on plant identification techniques and their relevance to knowledge

To instill value into the various ‘areas’ of knowledge, which are actually one and interconnected, beginning with the first steps in the identification of plants

Bringing Women to the Forefront of Sustainable Mountain Ecosystems

“Women play a key role in nature conservation, yet they often lack the inputs, technologies, training and extension services, and various enablers and linkages that can enhance the effectiveness of their efforts."

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: How to Reunite India

The notion of an ‘Alliance of Civilisations’ is the guiding principle of many groups in various cities who wish to revive India’s syncretic traditions

Top ecologist suggests 4 ways to minimise damage caused by cyclones

Locals should look for alternative plantations, which are native and more resistant to strong winds, but, at the same time, have financial value.

A fully organic Ladakh? Towards food sovereignty on the roof of the world

... to take Ladakh where it needs to go - towards ecologically resilient and socially just food security and sovereignty.