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Weekly environmental news round up by Laveesh Bhandari Indicus Foundation
 

The Unearth Bulletin

March 11 · Issue #52 · View online
Towards a Sustainable & Inclusive World

Weekly environmental news round up by Laveesh Bhandari
Indicus Foundation

The battle for a better environment is to be fought at two levels – at a national and international level the issues are about longer-term objectives and resource allocation towards various creating and using diverse options.  But at the local level, it all boils down to implementation. It is the latter which India will find most difficult to manage.  Local governments are typically under-resourced, under-staffed and under-performing.
Whether in cities or villages, the fight for better garbage management, monitoring and enforcing improved energy usage practices in industry and households and bringing about a coordinated behavioural change in households and urban local governments will require a massive effort.  What we are seeing today is the beginnings of small experiments which at some point in time will need to be scaled up.
Government Actions this week
Kerala village on path to become country’s first carbon-neutral village
Can Mumbai repeat its success at garbage reduction for its plastic ban plan?
Allergies may be getting worse because of the trees landscaping cities
Initiatives
Reducing the carbon footprint
A photographer's take on the condition of Mekong River
No Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough Needed For Renewable Energy
Bengaluru's HSR Layout clears the air with eco-friendly compost pits
Other Stories this Week
How Kenya is harnessing geothermal energy to power its growing economy
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