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Why this is not CSR: A study of 5 major corporates

India, Dec. 10 -- Description of CSR activities may generate the idea of an inclusive, equitable world; but the premise of the companies'activitiesmay not be the same This paper is part of a series '... Read More


Water on Wall Street: Finally, humanity can bet on the future price of water

India, Dec. 10 -- Chicago-based CME Group launched contracts in September and trading began December 7 In a first, water has officially joined the likes of gold and oil in being traded on Wall Street... Read More


Sarna Dharam Code: Of Adivasi identity and eco-nationalism

India, Dec. 10 -- Down To Earth speaks to experts on Adivasi culture about the recent resolution passed by the Jharkhand Assembly, asking for a separate religion code for tribals On November 11, the ... Read More


Worldwide legal wildlife trade increased by 2,000% since 1980

India, Dec. 10 -- The trade has become highly unsustainable, a report by theIntergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has said It is not just the illegal trade ... Read More


COVID-19 lockdowns may be over but poor still go hungry

India, Dec. 9 -- At least 4,000 vulnerable and marginalised populations surveyed across 11 states; 2/3 say they eat less now The effects of the lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus di... Read More


Maternal committees in Madhya Pradesh: Beginning of decentralised nutrition governance

India, Dec. 9 -- The December 2, 2020 state order endows Sahyogini Matru Samitis with authority to monitor implementation of ICDS, fix accountability of service provider institutions at local level T... Read More


Why bees? Why honey?

India, Dec. 9 -- CSE's probe is not just about honey or its adulteration; it is about the 'nature' of the business of future food Because this nature's army is crucial for the productivity of our foo... Read More


COVID-19: The poor must wait years for the jab

India, Dec. 9 -- Intellectual property rightscan act as a barrier against wide access to vaccines, treatments for the novel coronavirus disease Governments were relieved, vastly so. Media gushed. Pha... Read More


Will intensify protest: Farmer leaders reject Union govt draft seeking to break deadlock

India, Dec. 9 -- Farmer unions call for major countrywide protest December 14; blocking of Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Yamuna Expressway by December 12 Farmer leaders December 9, 2020 rejected the draft am... Read More


Post-COVID-19 focus must be on dropping fossil fuels: UNEP Emissions Gap report

India, Dec. 9 -- By using a green pandemic recovery to get a head start and pushing on with real systemic change, the world could hit the 2degC target of the Paris Agreement The much-awaited United N... Read More