| Last Updated::28/04/2023

This section deals with environmental issues pertaining to environmental- friendly practices pertaining to international and universal applications.It contains different case studies that analyze how local and national developments have either successfully implemented sustainable principles or encountered obstacles that prevented the implementation of sustainable principles.

Ecotourism and its impact on indigenous people and their local environment: case of Ghalegaun and Golaghat of Nepal

Ecotourism has had an impact on the local environment, economy, culture, and society. But indigenous communities living near the protected area where ecotourism is practiced might not be receiving any benefits. A study was carried out in two popular ecotourism destinations: Ghalegaun and Golaghat of Nepal. Data was collected through household surveys, key informant interviews, focused group discussions, and other secondary sources.

Microplastic contamination in an urban area: a case study in Greater Paris

Two significant environmental concerns related to plastics are raised in the present paper: (i) the ingestion of microplastics by various species, and (ii) the interaction between microplastics and other pollutants. The ingestion of plastics (micro and macro) has been reported in at least 267 marine species (turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, etc.).Microplastics ingestion may lead to various effects, including intestinal obstructions and false indication of satiation causing less food intake.

Microplastics in the Arctic: A case study with sub-surface water and fish samples off Northeast Greenland

The Arctic is a unique and fragile ecosystem that needs to be preserved and protected. Despite its remoteness, plastic pollution has been documented in this region. In the coming years, it is likely to worsen since, with climate changes and the opening of new shipping routes, the human presence is going to increase in the whole area.

Cold range edges of marine fishes track climate change better than warm edges

This study is among the first to examine annual dynamics of cold and warm range edges, as most global change studies average observational data over space or over time. We analyzed annual range edge dynamics of marine fishes—both at the individual species level and pooled into cold- and warm-edge assemblages—in a multi-decade time-series of trawl surveys conducted on the Northeast US Shelf during a period of rapid warming.

Harmonized assessment of nutrient pollution from urban systems including losses from sewer exfiltration: a case study in Germany

Sustainable management of urban wastewater systems aims at cost-effective urban developments and avoiding of potential threats of pollutants to urban. Numerous investigations worldwide suggest that leakage (or exfiltration) from defective sewers in urban areas is a major source of increased nutrients, suspended solids, and microbial pollutants in impacted groundwater. This study proposes an extended model framework which incorporates sewer exfiltration pathway in the catchment model for a better justified pollution control and management of urban systems at a nationwide scale.

Adopting Sustainable Water Practices in India

Producing Better Cotton has real economic, social and environmental benefits. The communities of BCI Farmers are starting to genuinely feel those changes. But it is the story from the farmers and workers themselves that really convince. Read to know more..Adopting Sustainable Water Practices in India

How Fairtrade has Benefited Farmers and the Community

Fairtrade has had an impact in all the lives of the small producers. It has benefited us in terms of obtaining loans and also through training programmes.Read to know more…Farmers and the Community

Argentina crowns 2015 with 70% increase in its FSC® certified area

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), the leading organization promoting responsible management of the world’s forests, celebrated a year of outstanding achievement with the announcement of a growth of 70% of the country’s certified area. Read to know more…Argentina crowns 2015

Development of an Electric drive train for cycles as a sustainable means of transportation for a green environment

The research aimed at and focused on developing an affordable electric drive train for cycles using the principle on the motorways. This research paper aims at and focused on developing an affordable electric drive train for cycles using the principle of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to provide an interminable number of speed ratios by varying the pulley diameters. .. Read to know more…Electric drive train

Study on Green Transportation System of International Metropolises

With the acceleration of urbanization process, urban traffic congestion is becoming increasingly rigorous, and the contradiction among population, resource and environment is also becoming increasingly prominent. Green transportation is a low-carbon and environmental travelling mode. This paper identifies the problems that green transportation of Beijing is facing, and proposes countermeasures and suggestions on improving the green transportation system of Beijing and advocating green travelling.. Read to know more…Green Transportation System of International Metropolises

“Green Building”: A Step towards Environmental and Economic Construction

TGreen building is one of the measures that have been put forward to alleviate the remarkable impacts of the building stock on the environment, society and economy. The article provides planners with an introduction to the concept of green buildings and building assessment systems and to identify and explore the major themes in the literature as they relate to planning.. Read to know more…Green Building

The False Promise of Certification

The report sheds light on industry-specific issues related to environmental impacts of certification schemes and voluntary initiatives in fisheries, palm oil and textiles sectors. Read to know more…False Promise of Certification

Greenwashing in India: A Darker Side of Green Marketing

In the race of bridging the gap between the green consumers demand and their supply, some are quite keen in adopting the practice of greenwashing. Thus, establishing the fact the generation of revenue is given more priority to business ethics. The research paper investigates the effect of greenwashing by taking up four cases and unveils the darker side of green marketing and the sins the organizations are committing by dint of this evil practice.Read to know more…Greenwashing in India

Green washing in India an alarming issue: misleading and deceptive environmental claims in advertising

This research paper exclusively focus on alarming emergence of green washing, forms of green washing , reasons of growing green washing & signs and sins of green washing which may be helpful for our consumers to know about the green wash products. Read to know more… Environmental claims in advertising

Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining in Southern Africa: Fair accountability or just greenwash?

Brief case studies of mining in South Africa and Zambia suggest that there are still important gaps between mining companies’ CSR activities, on the one hand, and accountability and fairness, on the other. Read to know more…Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining

Economic and environmental analysis of the wine bottle production in Spain by means of life cycle assessment

Through the LCA, energy, material requirements and wastes are identified and are evaluated identifying the processes with the higher improvement potential. Finally, the report has the innovative solutions implemented for the eco-efficient wine production are described and analysed. Read to know more… Life Cycle Assessment