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Carbon Capture Storage Technology and India

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), or carbon sequestration, is a means of separating out carbon dioxide when burning fossil fuels, collecting it and subsequently “dumping” it underground or in the sea. CCS is an integrated concept which consists of three components comprising of CO2 capture, transport and storage (which also includes measurement, monitoring and verification). Read on

Garbage Sorting in China

With the ever-increasing amount of garbage piling up at a speed which exceeds the capacities of landfills and incinerators ability to accomodate it, the Chinese authority now seeks to deal with the problem at the source. Garbage sorting has started already in the big cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen and is headed to some local communities, only this time the implementation will come with strict regulations and penalties. Read on

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Corruption

Call it a favour in Germany, small help in the Honduras or Gombi, Beer, taxi or even “le tschoko” in Cameroon, the words used for corruption are as diverse as its manifestations from bribery to fraud and from cronyism to an end with serious consequences. Read on

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Child Labour

Child labour is work carried out children that harms them or exploits them in some way - physically, mentally, morally, or by blocking their access to education. While progress has been made around the world in the fight against child labour, there's still a long way to go. Read on

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The Dowry System

The giving of gifts or money (otherwise known as a dowry) to a groom on behalf of the bride’s family is common practice in India, a marital tradition which dates back centuries. The dowry buys into people’s pride and desire to “save face” and the system (and exactly what is given) has substantial consequences for families and women in general. Read on