It is difficult for children, women, and the elderly to walk to the bus stop at night, especially in low light conditions. By improving street lighting, we can lower crime rates, reduce people's feeling of insecurity, prevent traffic crashes and trip and fall hazards. In short, good lighting contributes to a safe environment for people walking to the nearest public transit and encourages more people to use public transit.
As per a Science Magazine study, rising temperatures increase Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD), causing plants to close stomata. This conserves water but reduces CO2 intake, suppressing global photosynthesis & affecting Earth's carbon balance.
This Impact Assessment Report highlights how the pilot phase of 'FOCUS' - the climate change curriculum textbook developed by CAG - was introduced in select schools in Chennai. It measures project outcomes, analysing positive shifts in both students and teachers. The report provides concrete evidence of heightened student awareness, engagement, and empowerment, as well as innovative teaching methods and renewed enthusiasm among educators.
Here's an interesting fact about our #SingaraChennai. Did you know that old Madras-ites could choose to take a tram or ride a ferry to get around the city? These are transportation means that we have lost since. Who will we lose next? If we're not careful, it will be our cyclists. As motor vehicles crowd them out of roads, cyclists have never been more vulnerable than they are now. Starting this #MadrasDay, let's respect cyclists, and give them the space they need to get around safely. Let's prioritise one of the most sustainable modes of transport.
The likelihood of volcanic eruptions coinciding with climate-related storms, droughts, floods or other disasters is increasing due to climate change. This makes planning and responding to crises more challenging.
Madhumati's current focus lies in advocating for national and state-level road safety policies. Before this, she interned at CMDA, representing the School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, working on the 'Grid of Roads' project. In this role she was involved in analysis, design and mapping of roads, assisted with field visits, and documentation and prepared detailed reports for the same. With a background in architecture and urban planning, her strong commitment revolves around ensuring equitable access to essential needs and services for all. Beyond her professional endeavors, she has a profound passion for art, which she expresses through conceptual photography; she also finds joy in exploring new places through travel.
The relationship between India's progress towards achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our commitments to energy transition is multifaceted and complex. As India stands at the forefront of progress during its G20 presidency, there is no time like now to demonstrate to other nations how momentum during transition can be accomplished while navigating challenges such as renewable energy intermittency, substantial capital needs, and the social implications of moving away from fossil fuels.
Imagine we had a common mobility card for Chennai and I took a bus and then switched to Metro. How much of the fare I pay will go to MTC and how much to Metro? Since all public transit would be using the common card, all the fares would go to one account. Then it has to be accurately and efficiently redistributed. With some public transit managed by the Centre and others by the state government, and some as partnerships between the two, this is a complex process!