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City gas distribution: The challenge of geography
Energy Jun 20, 2024

City gas distribution: The challenge of geography

The claim of CGD network coverage for 98% of the population doesn't guarantee PNG access. It only indicates potential access and is entirely dependent on infrastructure completion and CGD economics. ...

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption
Climate, Food and Environment Jun 18, 2024

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption

Electrification of private buses is imperative for effective sector-wide decarbonisation. ...

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis
Energy Jun 18, 2024

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis

Ambitious decarbonisation goals challenge the economic growth trajectory of developing countries like India and China. ...

Greening India’s transport sector
Energy | Energy Security | Urbanisation in India | Transportation | Climate Change Jun 15, 2024

Greening India’s transport sector

India’s net-zero commitment depends on robust policies and strong institutional frameworks for decarbonising its transport sector. ...

Renewables: Can they renew Indian power utilities?
Energy | Oil, Gas and Renewables Jun 13, 2024

Renewables: Can they renew Indian power utilities?

Renewable energy played a significant role in India's power sector in 2022-23, but economic and market challenges hinder its full potential ...

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 11, 2024

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans

Despite efforts by New Delhi and Dhaka to conserve the Sundarbans, institutional safeguards do not effectively translate into on-the-ground protection. ...

The fate of the European Green Deal
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 08, 2024

The fate of the European Green Deal

With the 2024 European Parliament elections taking place from 6-9 June, the fate of the European Green Deal hangs in the balance. ...

Securing our future through NourishNet
Sustainable Development Jun 07, 2024

Securing our future through NourishNet

By incorporating prevention, protection, participation, and policy, NourishNet tackles the interconnected challenges of food safety, security, and sustainability. ...

New urban climate policy: Making our cities “Tall, Green and Walkable
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 06, 2024

New urban climate policy: Making our cities “Tall, Green and Walkable

Over the next two decades, as most Indian cities will urbanise, we have a window of opportunity of making the cities “Tall, Green and Walkable”. ...

Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for climate change
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 05, 2024

Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for climate change

Cooperative federalism is the need of the hour to take on decarbonisation and adaptation efforts to mitigate climate change. ...

The value of nature
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

The value of nature

Undervaluing natural capital in conventional economics causes unsustainable resource use and environmental harm, thus threatening economic sustainability and public health. ...

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges

As the challenges of climate change and its impact become a major part of public discourse, they are gaining increased momentum in institutional politics. ...

Droughts and deficits: Robust partnerships for resilience
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Droughts and deficits: Robust partnerships for resilience

Although stopping droughts completely remains a challenge, technological innovations and bolstering institutional and community-level capacities can substantially help reduce their impacts. ...

Land degradation neutrality and restoration: Does gender matter?
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Land degradation neutrality and restoration: Does gender matter?

Given the gendered impact of land degradation, integrating a gender-inclusive cost-benefit analysis framework to address these adverse impacts on women is imperative. ...

Leveraging emerging technologies to combat desertification and land degradation
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Leveraging emerging technologies to combat desertification and land degradation

Although India has made a commendable effort to meet its Bonn Challenge commitments, adopting technology solutions would help substantiate it. ...

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change | Artificial Intelligence Jun 04, 2024

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification

AI is a valuable ally in the fight against desertification, but we must stay mindful of the challenges new AI solutions will have to address for them to be effective. ...

World Environment Day 2024: Restoring land, building resilience, and protecting public health
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

World Environment Day 2024: Restoring land, building resilience, and protecting public health

This World Environment Day, stakeholders must urgently act to accelerate land restoration, improve drought resilience, and combat desertification. ...

Forests for Future: Achieving India’s net-zero goals
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Forests for Future: Achieving India’s net-zero goals

Adopting effective forest management strategies will provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution, significantly advancing India's net-zero emissions goal and mitigating the impacts of climate change. ...

Creating climate resilient food systems
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Creating climate resilient food systems

Although making our food systems climate resilient is complex, it is an imperative task in the face of climate change ...

Climate conservation: Small steps for communities, giant steps for climate action
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Climate conservation: Small steps for communities, giant steps for climate action

Although the scale of the environmental problems seems overwhelming, nature conservation works. ...

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 01, 2024

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS

Immediate action is needed to rethink frameworks to prioritise vulnerability indices, increase resilience funding, and align climate finance with SIDS' needs. ...

Increase in peak load: Implications for electricity tariff in India
Energy | Energy Efficiency Jun 01, 2024

Increase in peak load: Implications for electricity tariff in India

Despite the necessity of time-based pricing for peak electricity demand, it's not standard in India amid declining load and rising diversity factors ...

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change May 27, 2024

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security

As we reel under the looming threat of climate change, empowering women in agriculture can help boost productivity levels and ensure food security. ...

China-made electric vehicles: Geopolitics at the wheel
International Affairs | Energy May 15, 2024

China-made electric vehicles: Geopolitics at the wheel

The West sees China's investments and capacities in low-carbon energy as a security threat instead of recognising its role in boosting RE’s global share ...

Parallel licencing in electricity distribution in Mumbai: Muddle or model?
Energy May 14, 2024

Parallel licencing in electricity distribution in Mumbai: Muddle or model?

Balancing competition and monopolies in network industries, Mumbai's inadvertent parallel licensing in electricity retail serves as a focal point for analysis ...

The slowdown in renewable capacity addition in India: Secular trend or cyclical flux?
Energy | Oil, Gas and Renewables May 09, 2024

The slowdown in renewable capacity addition in India: Secular trend or cyclical flux?

Recent headlines show India's renewable energy, especially solar, is slowing despite optimism. The government's coal focus hints at a shift. ...

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Ameya Pimpalkhare

Ameya Pimpalkhare is an Associate Fellow at ORFs Mumbai Centre. He works on the themes of energy and transportation. His key research interests include: sustainable energy energy management sustainability and the Indian Railways. ...

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