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Climate Change and its Implications on Technology Development

Climate change cannot be seen as an isolated phenomenon. It needs to be seen in association with sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. This is a cyclic reaction and cannot be avoided. In this article, Dr Soumen Maity, Vice President, Development Alternatives Group highlights that India needs a massive effort on developing its infrastructure and assets, creating more industries, and the need for energy for all these. He asks, at what cost it will be done and who will bear the cost?


Needed … a Science–Policy–Community Interface for Better Integration o

Nature-based Solutions and Blue-Green Infrastructure have been identified as a potential game-changing strategy for the green recovery and green growth of cities. In this article, Ms Zeenat Niazi expounds that it is imperative while designing such solutions, systems and structures for receiving and responding to feedback of ecological and social (including economic, institutional, and technological) shifts at local, regional and global levels should be created.


Building Sustainable Communities - Transforming India

In this edition of our Empower newsletter, read about how we are working towards building sustainable and resilient communities. It discusses our response to the soaring needs of India’s growing population. The response includes Promoting Environment Well-being through optimising the productive potential of the local natural resource base, Stimulating Economic Development by fostering the linkages towards employment that invigorate the local economy, and Enabling Social Well-being by facilitating access to basic needs and health facilities, and promoting a culture of shared benefit in the community.

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Digital Equity: Financing People at the Grassroots

In this digital era, access to technologies has become a crucial factor to avail livelihood options. Thus, digital equality becomes a prerequisite to ensure many other kinds of equalities. This edition of the newsletter highlights some of the challenges along the way, some innovative solutions, especially from finance, and the lessons learnt so far.


Green Economy Opportunities: Enterprises and Livelihood

Even as the economy strives to recover from the aftermath of the pandemic with a high incidence of unemployment, climate action remains an imperative too. Smaller enterprises can offer a beautiful solution, providing livelihood opportunities to more while also caring for the planet. However, among the actions needed to make them click, access to finance should be accorded priority.

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