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18 May 2015 - Blog

Waste(d) laws in India

by Ashish Chaturvedi Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies Last year, I wrote about the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission), launched on the anniversary of Gandhi’s...
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18 May 2015 - Blog

Watch: Mike Hulme on climate science, values and disagreements

At our 2015 STEPS lecture, Mike Hulme spoke on continuing disagreements on climate change, and his thinking on how they could be addressed in ways that take account of diverse...
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15 May 2015 - Blog

A human rights approach to Water and Food Security connections

A new report on water for food security and nutrition led by Lyla Mehta shows how land, food and water issues are inextricably linked and must be reflected in policymaking...
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13 May 2015 - Blog

Glyphosate, politics and chemical safety

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, hit the headlines in March after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it is a “probable human carcinogen”. The...
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12 May 2015 - Blog

Nepal: resilience, disasters and development

The doyen among Nepal’s ethnographers, the Janku-blessed Bihari Krishna Shrestha had a valid point. Since his phone had gone dead after the Big Earthquake of 25th April, I had gone...
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