This book presents the technical story of plastics in a non-technical language for people all around the world. In an engaging narrative, the book talks about the history of plastics as well as the widespread use in our daily lives.

This book covers a holistic overview of the Indian plastic industry, existing challenges, the role of citizen groups and, most importantly, the role of the informal sector. The Indian lifestyle is based on a maximal recovery of resources before disposal.

The JRC published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy.

In a bid to ensure optimal use of land and transmission infrastructure, the Gujarat government announced a policy to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location. The 'Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018' will remain in force for five years.

The Asian monsoon plays a major role in the variability of seasonal temperature and precipitation and the sub-seasonal statistics of these and other climate variables.

The Sundarbans, the mangrove forest delta shared both by India and Bangladesh, is among the worst hit regions of climate change in the world.

Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI) – a new report by the African Development Bank.

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report.

Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet's ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report.

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