Many Indian businesses have begun cutting their carbon emissions to help the country achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070, but employers also need to start planning for the associated risks to workers’ health and safety, like heatwaves and flooding.
The biggest robot in the world doesn’t have two legs and arms but is in fact a massive storm barrier in the Netherlands. Constructed as a response to the 1953 North Sea floods, it acts as a protector of homes, businesses and people, without anybody being aware.
Reflecting on this time last year, there was much talk about ‘saving Christmas’. What we discovered also was that the cost was to be a January lockdown, with home schooling and stringent social restrictions that made last winter memorable for too many of the wrong reasons.
The manual cleaning of human waste from sewers and septic tanks has long been banned in India due to the risk to life, but campaigners say scores of workers are still dying in sewers every year due to government inaction.