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Engaging youth to power the Green Transition
Economics and Finance | Sustainable Development Feb 22, 2024

Engaging youth to power the Green Transition

By unlocking the youth’s potential, we build a more prosperous, healthier, and empowering future for them, for the nation, and for generations to come ...

Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice
Energy | Energy Security | Energy Efficiency Feb 12, 2024

Competition in retail electricity: Power of choice

Behavioural changes expected in electricity use by the consumer may not play out as anticipated without the intervention of technological inputs ...

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Energy Feb 02, 2024

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar

The focus on rooftop solar in the Union Budget 2024 has provided a strong impetus for the residential segment. A targeted scheme is also required to enable MSMEs to harness the benefits of solar energy. ...

The value of water
Water Feb 01, 2024

The value of water

Efficient water demand management relies on market prices signalling the availability or future scarcity. India should consider such markets for effective water governance. ...

COP28: Was the COP robbed?
Energy | Climate Change Jan 29, 2024

COP28: Was the COP robbed?

COP28 offered something to every stakeholder but not enough for the world ...

Greening the roads: India's flex-fuel odyssey
Energy Jan 23, 2024

Greening the roads: India's flex-fuel odyssey

As India forges ahead, integrating flex fuels into its cleaner and greener mobility narrative becomes essential, heralding a more sustainable future ...

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons
Energy Jan 10, 2024

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons

Indian enterprises stand at the threshold of a lucrative venture, tapping into the thriving global carbon trading markets. These entities also play a pivotal role in curbing India's emissions. ...

Drivers of green energy adoption by discoms
Energy Jan 09, 2024

Drivers of green energy adoption by discoms

The key drivers of RE adoption by discoms are resource endowment and government policy push. In other words “nature” and “nurture” are key to RE adoption by discoms. ...

Overcoming a climate of mistrust
Developing and Emerging Economies | Climate Change Jan 08, 2024

Overcoming a climate of mistrust

A crisis of trust between developed and developing nations is poisoning the international climate regime. Taking responsibility on both sides is the first step to restoring confidence. ...

Summer power demand surge: Challenges for India’s energy transition
Energy Dec 27, 2023

Summer power demand surge: Challenges for India’s energy transition

An increase in temperature not only increases electricity demand but also increases carbon emissions, posing a challenge to India’s energy transition ...

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28
International Affairs | Energy Access | Oil, Gas and Renewables Dec 26, 2023

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28

Financial transfers from Global North are band-aids. What is absent is resource mobilisation to incentivise the South to move away from fossil fuel dependence. ...

India must lead the new energy dialogue
Energy | Oil, Gas and Renewables Dec 26, 2023

India must lead the new energy dialogue

India has demonstrated its leadership in navigating towards clean and sustainable energy. In this context, India assuming the leadership in carbon finance doesn't seem far-fetched. ...

Green protectionism in the Global North: Implications for the Global South
Energy Dec 05, 2023

Green protectionism in the Global North: Implications for the Global South

The barriers erected by the Global North are intended to facilitate domestic investment in green energy industries but they will curtail the production and export of green goods and services in the Global South. ...

Empowering the Global South: A call to action for COP28
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Climate, Food and Environment Nov 30, 2023

Empowering the Global South: A call to action for COP28

COP28 must serve as a unifying forum with a targeted Global South focus agenda and should not continue to be hampered by the burdens of the past ...

Realism, not rhetoric, should prevail at Dubai COP28
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Economics and Finance Nov 30, 2023

Realism, not rhetoric, should prevail at Dubai COP28

If the Kyoto Principles of “common but differentiated responsibility” are to be implemented, COP28 in Dubai must support the right of economies to pursue contextual options for decarbonisation ...

Deciphering Muizzu’s India policy
Climate, Food and Environment | Indian Ocean | Maritime Security | Maritime Infrastructure | Climate Change Nov 28, 2023

Deciphering Muizzu’s India policy

Yameen’s withdrawal raises the immediate question if it could encourage President Muizzu to shed his reluctance to do business with India ...

Reality check: Coal energy transition
Climate, Food and Environment | Energy | Energy Security | Climate Change | Energy Efficiency | Oil, Gas and Renewables Nov 28, 2023

Reality check: Coal energy transition

Running with what is available is better than waiting interminably for the best option Thus, starting off with blue hydrogen will be ideal to hasten India’s energy transition. ...

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development
Gender | GENDER ISSUES | Sustainable Development Nov 28, 2023

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development

Implementing inclusive policies aligned with SDGs is crucial to counteract discrimination against transgender in India ...

The growing role of blockchain in Indian governance
Cyber Security | Privacy & Data Protection Nov 27, 2023

The growing role of blockchain in Indian governance

In a country possessing as vast a landscape and populace as India, blockchain has the potential to completely transform and revolutionize governance, provided it is implemented cautiously ...

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India
Energy Nov 24, 2023

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India

Growth in demand for LPG is slowing down and supply challenges could add to the pressure on demand for LPG in India. ...

Rhetoric versus reality—G20 to COP28
Climate, Food and Environment Nov 23, 2023

Rhetoric versus reality—G20 to COP28

Despite the multitude of international forums, a nagging question remains: Are these resolutions genuine steps towards change, or merely political rhetoric aimed at maintaining the status quo? ...

Assessing Maldives' shifting trade dynamics
International Trade and Investment | Economic Reforms Nov 22, 2023

Assessing Maldives' shifting trade dynamics

Although the FTA fosters further economic collaboration between Maldives and China, it can lead to unmanageable debt levels for the former ...

Loss and damage funding blues: Unanswered questions and unattended concerns
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Nov 21, 2023

Loss and damage funding blues: Unanswered questions and unattended concerns

The importance of the L&D fund hardly needs a reiteration. But the question that arises is how to address it. ...

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change
Climate, Food and Environment | Sustainable Development | Climate Change Nov 16, 2023

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change

The climate crisis has become a leading concern in the Middle East and the upcoming COP28 climate conference in the UAE serves as a pivotal platform to address this pressing threat ...

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Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli, PhD., after an extensive period of academic research in Italian and Comparative Literature with a focus on anthropological, historical, and social issues, has directed her studies toward understanding the epistemological changes of our times, especially in the field ...

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Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli, PhD., after an extensive period of academic research in Italian and Comparative Literature with a focus on anthropological, historical, and social issues, has directed her studies toward understanding the epistemological changes of our times, especially in the field ...

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