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Barrel of oil no more…

Mar 7, 2022

My Op-Ed: Illuminem

With much of tokenism relating to #IWD to be soon behind us, securing energy for millions of women and girls particularly in the developing countries cannot be lost sight of.

Ukrainian scientist Svitlana Krakovska, at the final sign off of the recent #IPCC report said: “Let me assure you that this human-induced climate change and war against Ukraine have direct connections and the same roots. They are fossil fuels and humanity’s dependence on them”.

This battle is also about renewable versus non-renewable sources of energy. However, as the unfortunate drama escalates, #fossilfuel pricing keeps scaling new highs. Some optimists believe this is a tipping point for the #renewables.

In the meantime, as the #extractive industry merrily continues to destroy the green cover, how do we sensitise the billions about #biodiversity and #ecologicalservices that we take for granted? I cite the works of celebrated author Amitav Ghosh and renowned ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin.

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