Under fire from the media and citizens on business contribution towards the plastic pollution crisis, companies are increasingly pushing out plastic reduction goals, targets and schemes in an effort to clean up their image. This blog examines the impact of Unilever’s plastic reduction commitment.
Apoorva Ramaswamy, Researcher - Urban Governance
A global treaty on plastics is the need of the hour if we are to tackle the seemingly insurmountable problem of plastic pollution in an efficient and holistic manner that deals with the problem at its roots. This article by Apoorva Ramaswamy establishes the urgency of establishing a convention at the global level, in lieu of the limitations within national/city level efforts and current international legal solutions to the plastic problem.
A report on the Human Rights Impact Assessment project in Kodungaiyur, which examines the human rights impact of businesses through the lens of waste.
The media helps in disseminating information to the public; and how well informed has the public been kept on its rights to health?
Human Rights Impact Assessment is an instrument to measure the impact of business practices and policies on human rights. The article briefly explores CAG's work on the health impacts of waste done in the context of the HRIA project at Kodungaiyur to hold businesses accountable for waste management.
CAG organised a one-day conference that covered a wide range of issues on the current approach of urbanisation in India. This report is a summary of the conference proceedings.