To truly understand and implement an effective sustainability initiative, it’s critical to evaluate the social, environmental and economic impacts of production.
This report highlights the risk of a sharply diverging world in the near term where the gaps between rich and poor widen because some countries lack the necessary financial resources to combat the COVID-19 crisis and its socioeconomic impact. Short-term risks are compounded by growing systemic risks that threaten to further derail progress, such as climate change. The report assesses the impact of the pandemic on the global macroeconomic context, including a discussion of the interlinkages between economic, social (e.g. health, inequality), and environmental (e.g. climate) risks.
Located in the rural area of Masarhi, state of Bihar, India, the Vistex Hospital was founded in 2019 with a grant from the Vistex Foundation and is operated by the NGO Doctors for You. The hospital is one of the main health care centers in the region. Since its inception, the goal of the organization was to build a sustainable, energy-efficient hospital in order to provide consistent and dependable health care and services for their community with a small environmental footprint. The area where the hospital is located experiences frequent power cuts. By using on-site solar energy generation, energy-efficient equipment, and climate-smart architecture. The walls of the top floor were constructed using agribio panels made from straw, a residue from the harvest of rice the hospital reduced its energy consumption and associated costs by 58%, saving approximately 10,000 US Dollars per year.
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Scientists have been trying to discover a habitable planet out in the galaxy since forever. There have been multiple expeditions carried out to search for an Earth-like planet that could sustain human life. And it seems like there has been a breakthrough in this search. A new planetary object called Proxima b has been located which is said to be of the same size as Earth. The Proxima b has been discovered by ESPRESSO which is a Swiss-manufactures spectrograph.