ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

Entrepreneurs rule the economy and have a huge influence on social and environmental well-being. Any attempt to create positive outcomes for people and our planet needs to be based on a strategy that gets entrepreneurs to run green and inclusive businesses. Age-old constraints imposed by social norms and lack of access to support services prevent young women and men from tapping entrepreneurial opportunities in otherwise rapidly growing economies such as India. In the blog titled 'Back to Good Work', the author, Shrashtant Patara, Sr. Vice President, Development Alternatives, emphasises on the need for new, systemic, multi-stakeholder platforms that unleash entrepreneurship and create sustainable livelihoods at scale. Back to "Good Work"

GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE


WorldHaus, a Tamil Nadu based organisation, offers affordable, eco-friendly and quality housing for low and middle-income families. It incorporates Indian designs and aesthetics in its building systems, making its housing solutions agreeable to Indian aspirations. These houses are relatively more economical for the low income households, than conventional housing. The low-cost pre-fabricated construction method allows families to move into their homes in a relatively short period of time.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

EVENT

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 7 to 13 February 2018. One of the Networking Events at the WUF9 - Circular Economy in Built Environment - is taking place on 11 February 2018 at Convention Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The lead organisation is the Ministry of the Environment, Finland, and partner organisations are UN-Habitat, UN Environment and Development Alternatives, India. Read more
   
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is hosting the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), from February 15 to 17, 2018 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. Read More