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  • The economic disruptions from the Ukraine war have intensified short term concerns about energy and food security, as well as access to critical minerals. Climate security is also increasingly urgent. This paper urges governments to speed up, not slow down, transitions away from fossil fuels and toward more sustainable development patterns. The war...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Harikesh
Singh
Gowhar
Meraj
Sachchidanand
Singh
Vaibhav
Shrivastava
Vishal
Sharma
Majid
Farooq
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh

To monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), India, during the last week
of March 2020, imposed national restrictions on the movement of its citizens (lockdown). Although
India’s economy was shut down due to restrictions, the nation observed a sharp decline in particulate
matter (PM) concentrations. In recent years, Delhi has...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Arti
Choudhary
Pradeep
Kumar
Saroj Kumar
Sahu
Chinmay
Pradhan
Pawan Kumar
Joshi
Sudhir Kumar
Singh
Cyrille A.
Mezoue
Abhay Kumar
Singh
Bhishma
Tyagi

Manufacturing and mining sectors are serious pollution sources and risk factors that
threaten air quality and human health. We analyzed pollutants at two study sites (Talcher and
Brajrajnagar) in Odisha, an area exposed to industrial emissions, in the pre-COVID-19 year (2019) and
consecutive pandemic years, including lockdowns (2020 and 2021)...

Policy Report

Open waste burning is a widespread practice that is provoked by a lack of systematic waste collection, the unavailability of other disposal options, and inadequate land for the final disposal of the collected waste, especially in low- and middle-income countries. From a global perspective, two billion people have no waste collection at all, and the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Author:
Jatan
Debnath
Dhrubajyoti
Sahariah
Durlov
Lahon
Nityaranjan
Nath
Kesar
Chand
Gowhar
Meraj
Majid
Farooq
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh

Satellite remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) have revolutionalized the mapping, quantifying, and
assessing the land surface processes, particularly analyzing the past and future land use-land cover (LULC) change patterns.
Worldwide river basins have observed enormous changes in the land system dynamics as a result of...

Policy Report

The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of the current policy environment for garment production in Cambodia, applying a systems lens to identify challenges and opportunities for enhancing the sustainability of the sector. To maintain the competitiveness of Cambodia’s garment sector in the global market, a shift to sustainable...

Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Agronomy
Author:
Bhartendu
Sajan
Varun Narayan
Mishra
Shruti
Kanga
Gowhar
Meraj
Suraj Kumar
Singh

Land use and land cover change (LULCC) is among the most apparent natural landscape
processes impacted by anthropogenic activities, particularly in fast-growing regions. In India, at present,
due to the impacts of anthropogenic climate change, supplemented by the fast pace of developmental
activities, the areas providing the highest agricultural...

Book Chapter
In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: 12th ICSECM
Author:
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Lin
Zih-Ee
Jithya
Wijesinghe
Safa
Rashid
Selim
Karkour

During the twentieth century, the growth of global water consumption was twice the population growth and at this juncture, many comprehensive policy agendas focused on increasing the limited availability of freshwater to meet ever-growing and competing demands. Hence sustainable water consumption has become a primary concern of the building...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Ajay Kumar
Taloor
Anil Kumar
Singh
Amit
Kumar
Jayant Nath
Tripathi
Maya
Kumari
Bahadur Singh
Kotlia
Girish Ch
Kothyari
Surya Prakash
Tiwari

The study evaluates the impacts of India’s COVID-19 lockdown and unlocking periods on
the country’s ambient air quality. India experienced three strictly enforced lockdowns followed by
unlocking periods where economic and social restrictions were gradually lifted. We have examined
the in situ and satellite data of NO2 emissions for several...