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Blended finance: The dichotomy of opportunities and challenges

In the race against climate change, nations worldwide face a monumental challenge: balancing the urgent need for sustainable development with the financial resources required to implement transformative solutions. This is where blended finance emerges as one of the tools in the fight against climate change with the strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise private capital flows to emerging markets.

Consumer-Centricity: An introduction to access to information within the electricity sector (Part 1) 

Any organisation that constantly interacts with its customers to ensure a steady source of revenue, requires a customer-centric approach.  This necessitates putting the customer at the centre of all their decisions related to delivering products, services and experiences.

40 வருட கொடுங்கையூர் குப்பைமேட்டிற்கு பயோ மைனிங் தீர்வா?  

பல வருடங்களாக கொடுங்கையூர் மக்கள் இந்த ஒரு வாக்கியத்தை கேட்டு கேட்டு அலுத்து விட்டார்கள் - அதாவது, கொடுங்கையூர் குப்பைமேடு சுத்தமாகிவிடும்; மேலும், அந்த இடத்தில் பூங்கா அமைக்கப்படும். இதை கேட்ட பிள்ளைகளின் பிள்ளைகள் இன்று பள்ளி செல்ல தொடங்கிவிட்டார்கள், ஆனால் அங்கே மாற்றம் ஏதும் நடந்திடவில்லை. இன்று மீண்டும் அந்த வார்த்தைகள் கொடுங்கையூர் வீதிகளில் உலாவருகிறது. இம்முறை கொஞ்சம் மும்முரமாக வேலைகளும் நடந்துகொண்டு இருப்பதால், அங்குள்ள மக்களும் மிகவும் நம்பிக்கையாக உள்ளார்கள்.

Child helmets - a necessity?

Two-wheelers are the preferred mode of transportation for many Indians. They are certainly more affordable than a car. It is no wonder then that, globally, India has the highest number of registered two-wheelers and they account for nearly 75% of all vehicles registered in the country (Road Transport Year Book 2020, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways). 

Decoding COP 28 - Breaking ground or broken promises?

The scorching sands of Dubai experienced a slight respite as the all-important climate summit that defines the future of our planet came to a close, leaving behind a mixed bag of accomplishments and unmet pledges. Did we witness a watershed moment in the fight against climate change or was it just another hesitant circumnavigation of the emissions crossroads is a question of debate that needs to be delved into. 

Microwave safe plastics - How safe are they?

Imagine it’s a cosy Sunday and you are waking up late after a well-deserved sleep-in. You don’t feel like cooking and you remember that you still have plenty of leftovers from ordering in on Saturday night. Feeling relieved that you only have to heat up the food, you pull out the take-out boxes of food from your refrigerator and you are ready to toss it in your microwave, thinking to yourself, “Thank God for technology!”. But the responsible adult in you pops up asking you to check if the plastic takeout box is safe to use in the microwave oven.