Apart from loss and damage, other key highlights from COP 27

Team TA As COP 27 winds up, here’s a quick look at some of the major outcomes at COP 27, apart from the much-reported loss and damage discussion. COP27 convened over 45,000 people, including government representatives, observers and civil society.  Launch of the first report of the High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities: The report slammed greenwashing – misleading the public … Continue reading Apart from loss and damage, other key highlights from COP 27

India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

By Team TA Background On 14 November 2022, India announced its  Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the ongoing COP 27. With submitting this strategy document to UNFCCC, India has now joined the group of 57 countries (out of 195) that were mandated to submit the long-term document by 2022 under the UN climate agreements. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris … Continue reading India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

By: Rishabh Shrivastava In 2017, India got one of the most progressive and landmark law – The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA). It was for the first time that policymakers guaranteed a rights-based approach to mental health issues in the country. Not only this, for the first time, it very specifically provided for crucial rights of people with mental conditions like the right to information, right … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Human right based approach to dementia care in India

Team TA WHO estimates that more than 55 million people in the world suffer from dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common form. The number is expected to triple by 2050! Alzheimer’s progressively destroys brain tissue, making people lose their memory. It makes it difficult for people to carry out even day-to-day tasks. Alzheimer’s primarily impacts the lives of elderly people, leaving them more … Continue reading Human right based approach to dementia care in India

Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Team TA In 2013 the global community came up with the Warsaw International Mechanism For Loss and Damage. The objective was clear – to address loss and damage caused by climate change to low and middle-income countries, which are affected the most. Loss and Damage is a general term used in UN climate negotiations referring to the consequences of climate change that go beyond people’s … Continue reading Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

By Rishabh Shrivastava India is the 12th largest source of marine litter & is estimated to become the 5th largest by 2025. Water bodies are facing an enormous crisis of plastic pollution. On my recent visit to Goa, I document some of the most heart-wrenching photos of how plastic waste continues to pollute our seas. It is estimated that almost 80% of marine plastic waste is … Continue reading Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

Making online spaces safe for women

NCRB data shows that every 6th cybercrime in India is committed through social media. Online harassment has become a common occurrence on social media and women often find themselves on the receiving end. The time is to make online spaces safe for women and #BreakTheBias. The issue of online violence against women needs a systemic inquiry. Studies & data exist in bits & pieces giving … Continue reading Making online spaces safe for women

What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?

What do we know about the new #Omicron variant till now? #Omicron variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24th Nov 2021. WHO says, “this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs.” As the news of #Omicron reached nations, governments started … Continue reading What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved? There has been a long-standing deadlock on these rules between the countries since the Paris Agreement. Article 6 of the Paris climate agreement allows countries to work across borders to meet their climate goals. The agreement has expressed “deep regrets” over the failure of the developed countries to deliver on their $100 billion promise. … Continue reading Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Women judges in the Supreme Court of India

J. Fathima Beevi broke the glass ceiling and became the 1st woman judge of the Supreme Court in 1989. She later went on to become the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Her appointment paved the way for other women to pursue a career in a male-dominated judiciary. J. Sujata Manohar was the 1st woman Chief Justice of Bombay High Court who went on the become the … Continue reading Women judges in the Supreme Court of India

Women Representation in High Courts

11 women in the list of 68 recommend for the elevation as Judges for the various High Courts. These 11 recommendations have been made for J&K, Calcutta, Gauhati, Madras and Kerala High Court. The other 7 HCs do not find any woman’s names. #gender #HighCourts #judge Names of women recommended for the judgeship No woman name in the list of 13 names recommended to be … Continue reading Women Representation in High Courts

Ganga and Plastics

#Thread – Ganga and Plastics A new study by Delhi based @toxicslink has revealed that Ganga remains the second most plastic polluted river in the world. 44,500 tonnes of plastic waste is discharged in the river during the monsoon season, says the study. @JambeckResearch Ganga cities are seeing alarming trends with respect to #plasticpollution and this is despite policies like Swachh Bharat Mission, PWM rules … Continue reading Ganga and Plastics