We Hug the Trees Because the Trees Have No Voice

Vijay Prashad an Indian historian and journalist, an author of 30 books, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, a Columnist for Frontline, and Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, has said, “Our ecological footprint suggests that we do not live on one Earth, but on 1. 6 Earths. By our encroachment and destruction of biodiversity, our degradation of land, and our … Continue reading We Hug the Trees Because the Trees Have No Voice

Need to go beyond recommendations in the IEA report Net Zero by 2050

Shankar Sharma, Power & Climate Policy Analyst from Vijayanagar, Sagara, Karnataka, writes to Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris: I would like to congratulate you and your team for the release of the IEA report "Net Zero by 2050".   Such concrete and unambiguous recommendations will be of great help in combating the high level of … Continue reading Need to go beyond recommendations in the IEA report Net Zero by 2050

Climate change forcing Uttarakhand farmers to abandon terrace farming, migrate

By Kasturi Das* Climate change in Uttarakhand will increasingly force people to abandon farming at high altitudes and move to the plains over the next 30 years. A new study on the state in the middle of the Himalayan range by the Germany-based Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and The Energy and Resources … Continue reading Climate change forcing Uttarakhand farmers to abandon terrace farming, migrate

Climate Summit: Need for serious efforts to reduce carbon emission, it poses higher risk than COVID-19

By Dr Gurinder Kaur* Summit on Climate hosted by United States President Joe Biden has come to a successful conclusion. It was attended by leaders from 40 countries. In his inaugural address to the summit, Joe Biden said that the average global temperature is rising so fast that we now have very little time to … Continue reading Climate Summit: Need for serious efforts to reduce carbon emission, it poses higher risk than COVID-19

Climate Summit in US: A critical time for India in charting out its sustainable future

Letter by Shankar Sharma, Power & Climate Policy Analyst, to Members of the Union Cabinet, Govt. of India, on “Invitation for India for Climate Summit in the US  -- the need to target for net zero emissions by 2050”: May I draw your kind attention to the recent development that India is invited for a Climate Summit … Continue reading Climate Summit in US: A critical time for India in charting out its sustainable future

Need to contribute to Earth Hour campaign to save environment from Light Pollution

By Dr Gurinder Kaur* Earth Hour is observed on March’s last Saturday every year in almost all countries of the world to make people aware about natural disasters due to climate change and their prevention. Earth Hour, an international event, is an hour long “light off” event. Excessive and non-essential use of outdoor artificial light, … Continue reading Need to contribute to Earth Hour campaign to save environment from Light Pollution

Factors that worsen Uttarakhand disasters include development projects without adequate appraisals

By Himanshu Thakkar* Abstract: While Uttarakhand is vulnerable to disasters, climate change is increasing these vulnerabilities. Major human interventions like hydropower projects and highways implemented without an informed or democratic decision-making process act as force multipliers during such disasters. The violations of legal and other prudent norms in their implementation further increase the damages. The absence … Continue reading Factors that worsen Uttarakhand disasters include development projects without adequate appraisals