Akshay in this blog piece looks at human and non-human causes of the Sundarbans’ degradation. After discussing the reasons for degradation and the consequent need for regulation, he exemplifies the importance of Sundarbans owing to their power to mitigate damage from cyclones.
Sundarbans are not just one of the most biodiverse regions in the world but also are home to 4.4 million people. Sanjana explores the problems this region is facing and surveys the myriad regulations, laws, and institutions that govern, exploit, conserve this fragile ecosystem.
Policy is about creating a narrative and the present article by Sehrish exemplifies this idiom. In this unique article Sehrish weaves a story around importance of folk lores in developing sustainable environmental regulation. The article not only explores the role of culture in regulation but also shows the importance of bringing communities in environmental regulation.
It is almost a truism to state that populations living in urban area are going to increase manifold over the years. With this comes an imminent need to correspondingly develop institutions that can accommodate this populace. Ayush explores in this article one such facet of the urban landscape which requires concerted effort of policy makers and alike – sustainable urban transport.
After covering noise pollution from vehicles yesterday, today we cover the type of pollution vehicles are most infamous for – air pollution. Ravneet has critically laid out the plethora of laws and regulations in existence which have created a mire of regulatory problems. This multiplicity, Ravneet argues, requires as much, if not more attention than the push for what we drive or how we drive.