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‘Climate justice is an absolute must for effective climate adaptations, globally and within nations’

Source: Times of India, May 2022. An interview with Sunita Narain, Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). How do you define ‘climate justice’? This is not a moral issue — it is a prerequisite to mitigating climate change. The science shows us how climate change is the result mainly of emissions […]

A call for climate justice

Source: Times of India, May 14, 2022 It is sometimes thought that history and science are polar opposites — yet, the twain meet in climate change. Climate science illuminates the history of global warming from the 19th century when, fuelled by colonialism and the Industrial Revolution, western nations began using fossil fuels intensively. This emitted […]

Israeli agritech ‘minicorn’ continues AI-powered partnership with Indian social enterprise

Source: The CSR Journal Integrating smart technologies into agriculture is transforming how the world produces, processes, and delivers food. With the world seeking more sustainable and efficient means of food production, smart technologies in agriculture are growing in demand, with global VC investment in the sector touching $4 billion in just the last two years. […]

Seeding change in the classroom

Source: BBC, Culture Today’s school leavers have lived through a time like no other, with Covid-19 bringing lockdowns, home-schooling, cancelled examinations, assessed grades and delayed university places. Not only have they been forced to switch the classroom for the kitchen table, but looking ahead to their careers, the sands of economies are shifting like never […]

How Can Data and AI Improve the Health of Our Cities?

Source: Marianne Sibaud, ArchDaily Artificial intelligence systems endeavor to replicate or mimic human intelligence by combining datasets with iterative processing algorithms to learn from patterns and experience. From Siri, Alexa and other smart assistants to conversational bots and email spam filters, what once seemed like a technology pulled from science fiction has become ubiquitous in […]

How architect Mariam Kamara is masterminding a sustainable future for Niger

Source: Neo Maditla, CNN For Niger-born architect Mariam Kamara, the 2018 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative presented her with a tremendous opportunity. The two-year program, which pairs emerging creative talents with masters in their field, saw her working under the guidance of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, and allowed her to realize her dream of […]