Skip to main content

Shankar Prakash, Senior Researcher

The intersection of climate change, energy transition and human rights

Thu, 10/08/2023 - 09:54

As our planet faces the growing threat of climate change, the shift towards renewable energy has become more critical than ever. But how do climate change, energy transition, and human rights intersect? Are these issues interconnected, and is the renewable energy industry taking human rights into account? This article delves into these questions and more, exploring the relationship between our changing climate, our progress towards sustainable energy, and the impact on human rights.

காலநிலை நீதி: நியாயமான மற்றும் நிலையான எதிர்காலத்தை நோக்கி

Tue, 04/07/2023 - 14:28

கடந்த டிசம்பர் 2022 அன்று சென்னை பெசன்ட் நகர் கடற்கரையில் காலநிலை பேரணி பல்வேறு சுற்றுச்சூழல் செயல்பாட்டு அமைப்புகளால் ஒருங்கிணைக்கப்பட்டது. இந்தப் பேரணியில் பள்ளி, கல்லூரி மாணவர்கள் பொதுமக்கள் என கணிசமானோர் பங்கேற்றனர். காலநிலை மாற்றம், சுற்றுச்சூழல் பாதுகாப்பு, நீர் மற்றும் காற்று மாசு, பெரு நிறுவனங்களின் பொறுப்பற்றத்தன்மை, காலநிலை நீதியை நிலை நாட்ட போராடுவது போன்ற வாசகங்கள் பொரித்த பதாகைகளும், முழக்கங்களும் அப்பேரணியில் இடம் பெற்றது.

A report on Tamil Nadu's transition to green energy

Wed, 31/05/2023 - 11:29

Tamil Nadu has made significant strides in renewable energy, with a higher installed capacity than non-renewable energy. However, this progress is yet to be reflected in the state’s electricity mix. This report explores Tamil Nadu’s transition to green energy and assesses public perception of renewable energy sources.

Licence type
Resource Type

Intentionally flawed: planned obsolescence and corporate environmental crime (Part-2)

Wed, 24/05/2023 - 12:10

In the previous blog of this series, we discussed planned obsolescence as a business strategy where products are intentionally designed with a limited lifespan to encourage replacement and increase profits. This practice by companies is considered a corporate environmental crime and can take many forms, including pollution, illegal dumping of hazardous waste, and illegal mining.

Air pollution and violent crime - understanding the link

Thu, 18/05/2023 - 11:36

Air pollution is a global problem affecting millions of people’s health and well-being. It is a complex issue that has far-reaching effects on the environment and human health. According to a report by the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, in 2019, air pollution was the leading environmental cause of disease and premature death worldwide, resulting in 6.7 million casualties.

Intentionally flawed: planned obsolescence and corporate environmental crime (Part-1)

Wed, 12/04/2023 - 11:09

December 1924 was a significant time during which several prominent light bulb manufacturers, including General Electric, Osram, Philips, and Compagnie des Lampes, engaged in a conspiracy to artificially shorten the lifespan of their products. The usual standard for incandescent light bulbs burning hours was reduced from 2,500 in 1924 to 1,000 by 1940.