How can the return of US in the Paris Climate Agreement become meaningful?

By Dr Gurinder Kaur* The United States new President Joe Biden on the first day of his term, after being sworn in, requested the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, which Guterres accepted on the same day. He also welcomed the United States decision. Responding to the Paris Climate … Continue reading How can the return of US in the Paris Climate Agreement become meaningful?

2013 Uttarakhand had exposed unpreparedness in many spheres: Things have turned worse

A report published by the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) in 2013, authored by Parineeta Dandekar, had warned of impact of climate change on the then Uttarakhand disaster. Now, she says, things have become “only starker since then.” Reproduced below is the SANDRP’s 2013 report titled “Uttarakhand and Climate Change: How … Continue reading 2013 Uttarakhand had exposed unpreparedness in many spheres: Things have turned worse

Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) note on IIM-A representing India in the FABLE consortium, which mobilises top knowledge institutions from 20 countries to support ways to achieve sustainable food and land use systems for achieving climate change goals: Operating as part of the Food and Land Use Coalition, the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and … Continue reading Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

India’s high GHG emission a consequence of over-exploitation of natural resources

Power Policy Analyst Shankar Sharma’s letter to Dr Rajiv Kumar,  Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, New Delhi, with copy to Prakash Javadekar, MoEF&CC; Dr Harshvardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare; Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO; and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the subject, “Is India a top performer on climate mitigation? Ground realities”: Greetings … Continue reading India’s high GHG emission a consequence of over-exploitation of natural resources

Ecological crisis: Radical global bottoms-up movement need of the hour

By Avideep Gabhawala* Last December while randomly browsing shelves of the campus library I came across Edward Goldsmith’s “The Way & Gregory” Bateson’s “Steps to an Ecology of Mind”, among other books on ecology. Like so many of my generation, numbed by the constant discourse in media and uninspiring school subjects followed by wider societal … Continue reading Ecological crisis: Radical global bottoms-up movement need of the hour

Whither India’s water harvesting, groundwater recharge plans?

By Pulkit Sachan* Water is the most widely available resource on the planet, the story for clean water is however poles apart. The current water crisis evolved post industrialization era, when humans’ civilizations started putting more pressure on water resources than they can handle. And now we are on the verge of acute water shortage … Continue reading Whither India’s water harvesting, groundwater recharge plans?

Environmental protection: individual efforts must accompany collective endeavour

By Nishant Jee* Am I doing my part in protecting the environment? Am I entirely aware of how to do the required? Are the government's policies in favour of the protection of the environment or corporate-driven? Is media bringing the relevant environmental issues in front of me? These are just a few questions, and there … Continue reading Environmental protection: individual efforts must accompany collective endeavour