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The Blue Planet – Sustainability Magazine (2020 Edition)

The Blue Planet –Sustainability Magazine (2020 Edition)

The Australian Centre for Sustainable Development for Research & Innovation (ACSDRI) ( is a research Institute focusing on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2018. 

One of our main objectives is to promote awareness of sustainable development values and to disseminate knowledge about these values. We are publishing THE BLUE PLANET – Magazine on Sustainability as part of these objectives. 

We need your support and patronage for this cause. The Blue Planet is a multi-disciplinary magazine for academics and professionals primarily focusing on the sustainability agenda, projects, and innovation about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We also accept submissions on other topics related to management, information technology, and other scientific and social science disciplines. We encourage our readers and patrons to contribute to nature photography. The goal of our magazine is to disseminate knowledge and to propagate dialogue with a general mass audience. 

This issue contains the following articles and discussions: Report from the Sustainable Prosperity Conference by Dr Kuntal Goswami (p:1-9). We are developing Awareness within Low Socio-Economic Families and communities Regarding Sustainable Development through storytelling methods by Dr. Ritu Bhatia (p: 11-15).

An Opinion Piece: Are people with emotional intelligence more likely to value a positive social and ecological agenda? by Afaf Ibrahim (p:18-21) The SDGs: Progress, Challenges and Gaps by Satya Narayan Ghosh (p: 23-33), Impact Focus: Hummingbird Foundation & Equal Community Foundation – Agents of Change by Aparajita Dhar (p:35-38), Short Essay: Women’s Empowerment and the SDG Gender Equality Goal (SDG-5): An Indian Perspective by Dr. Neelmani Jaysawal (p: 40-42), Sustainability Practice in the European Union: A Reflective Essay on an Educational Tour by Ravindranath Srinath Amingad (p: 44-48) 

Photographic Contribution: 

We would like to extend our SPECIAL THANKS to Rupam Bose, Enam Elahe Mullick, and Indranil Mukherjee. Rupam Bose is a senior Hospitality Industry professional from India and a committed member of our ACSDRI & SAISD Team. Elahe Mullick is from Bangladesh and is a marketing professional, keen cyclist, and mobile phone-based nature photographer. Elahe is another significant supporter of our cause. Indranil Mukherjee: Apart from his professional work, Indranil maintains a solid balance with his hobbies and other passions. He has been running an art community group, VIBGYOR (, since 2012, predominantly across Calcutta, Bombay, Bhubaneswar, and Hyderabad. He is a trained artist in various fine arts from the Birla Academy of Art & Culture (1990-2000). He pursued his certification in Digital Photography from Ram Krishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, Howrah (2014). 

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