Knowledge articles in: Development

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Drones: Propelling Sustainable Development

The word 'drone' often conjures up imagery and associations with warfare due to the heavy use of drones by the military. However, drones, which are often referred to as UAVs – unmanned aerial vehicles, are being used more and more in other ways in society. Read on

Education for Sustainable Development

As defined by the Brundtland Commission, "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". The Brundtland Commission, formerly also known as the World Commission on Environment and Development was formed in 1983. Read on

 Steve Bridger

Genetically Modified Crops

Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are crops which have had their DNA altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Individual genes which promote durability or nutritional value are transferred from one organism to another to create biologically robust plants. Read on

Grow It Where You Live - Seeds in a Globalised World

Seeds, worldwide, are the basic material for food production. This basis is threatened by international seed companies which pressure the sector with the aim of privatising and monopolising it. More and more severe regulations affect the exchange of seeds or results in them being given away for free. Read on

 Aleksandr Zykov

Sustainable Development Goals should be India's Focus

The ideal world-and the most prevalent idea of the future that one can think of-must consist, essentially, of social inclusion for all, constant economic growth and a clean and secure environment. For this, we must move beyond economic wealth as the indicator and vehicle of the progress of humanity. Most importantly, sustainable development goals should: Read on