Friday, June 22, 2018

Hotter, longer, deadlier summers

India’s romance with seasons has been well known since the times of Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara. But it is now under strain because of global climate change. Climate...

The Doha Debacle

Sixteen countries including major Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non OPEC members failed in Doha, in the third week of April 2016,...

Debating carbon footprint: A comparison between India and the United States

The world, three decades ago, would not have considered human activities having any bearing on the drastic climate change. It was a mere natural...

India’s Nuclear Deal

India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world today. With an installed capacity of 288, 665 MW, the country has managed the...

Gujarat’s solar irrigation cooperative has a solution for India’s groundwater crisis

Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of...

Why it is important to ‘Re-define’ Forests in India

‘Forests’ in India remain defined by their dictionary meaning as guided by the Supreme Court in Godavarman case in 1996. Oxford dictionary defines forest...

Why gender justice is crucial for achieving India’s climate targets

With India, the European Union, and other major economies ratifying the Paris climate change agreement, the agreement is set to come into force. However,...

LPG Access Schemes in India

The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on 10 March 2016. The scheme aims to provide free LPG connections...

Understanding the Paris Agreement: Unilateral Actions within a Multilateral Policy Framework

The climate change agreement concluded in Paris in December 2015 has been hailed as historic, durable and ambitious. Under the agreement, developed and developing...

Moving towards Biofuels: Prospect and Caution

Sustenance of human life in the planet requires a clean environment and sufficient food. Meeting the two simple pre-requisites is not all that easy...