A growing tech sector symbolises urban India’s upward mobility and economic vigour, but poses an existential threat to a vital resource: Water. Here's how an innovative programme seeks to stop the tap from running out.
India's $40 billion garment industry, which employs an estimated 45 million mostly female workers, is rife with sexual harassment, and companies seem to be shirking on their responsibility to investigate the cases.
Mahua Acharya –
The election of Donald Trump poses a risk that the United States will withdraw from international climate action efforts. Global Green Growth Institute's Mahua Acharya argues that the world can decarbonize despite this.
Aniruddha Dasgupta –
As India grows, it can choose smart urban growth and save more than US$1 trillion, or get it wrong and face traffic congestion, air pollution, traffic fatalities and poor health, says World Resource Institute's Aniruddha Dasgupta.
Manish Bapna and Kevin Moss –
Holidays like Black Friday, Boxing Day or Singles Day tend to prompt a shopping frenzy, but we need to transform our business models if we are to have inclusive economic growth and societal well-being, say WRI's Kevin Moss and Manish Bapna.
Poverty eradication is crucially linked to energy access for the poor. By finding the sweet spot between policy and incentives, governments can engage the private sector in local energy provision, says ESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
With the Paris Agreement about to enter into force, it's time to start thinking about the next step. This is how the CMA1 - the first meeting under the agreement - could happen at COP 22, say experts from the World Resources Institute.