My logic, as an environmentalist and campaigner for clean air, is that this will be a perverse incentive, writes Sunita Narain
What is the future of UN?
The programme is providing relief today, but how can it ensure the basis of livelihood security in the future?
Today, our worst nightmare - the worst-case scenario - is playing out
It is reported that prior to the 2018 ban, 95 per cent of the European Union's and 70 per cent of the US's plastic waste collected for recycling was sold and shipped to China
It's a time for cooperation and trust, so that local and global action can be decisive and meaningful
Covid-19 is not a mere oversight or an inconvenient accident; it is a result of the actions we have taken to build a world that is both inequitable and divisive
The link of these disparate events to climate change is incontrovertible
It is also important to note that their pain has not gone unnoticed - trains have been started to bring migrants back home
Today, these 'invisible' people have become visible
What is clear is that this joy of nature has come at enormous and unacceptable human cost to millions in the world
What we should be really thinking about is the collective vulnerability of our world
What should countries like India do, with limited testing facilities and even more limited public health infrastructures?
Most of us take comfort from the fact that we can get water from our taps and if we find that this is not clean enough, we simply switch to buying and drinking bottled water
Water can be recycled and re-used and thus we may not have water wars. The real challenge is ensuring the sustainability of the water-supply systems