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Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health

In the second of a four-part series, we analyse the impact of global warming on human health

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: The science of global warming
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: The science of global warming

The first of this four-part series highlights the signs and science of global warming

What gets measured, gets managed? The case of climate change adaptation
Jul 16, 2024

What gets measured, gets managed? The case of climate change adaptation

The development of a taxonomy for adaptation action may be a solution to the problem of ‘additionality’ in climate finance

Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for 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.

#BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation
Nov 28, 2021

#BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation

Blue bonds, like green bonds, can catalyse global capital to work towards the conservation of our marine ecosystems

#Climate Finance: जलवायु वित्त के जुगाड़ में जी-20 की हो सकती है महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका!
Aug 04, 2023

#Climate Finance: जलवायु वित्त के जुगाड़ में जी-20 की हो सकती है महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका!

ये अतीत के मुक़ाबले विकास की नई और अलग कहानी है. अतीत में व�

#COP27: ‘जलवायु सम्मेलन के बाद भारत की जलवायु नीति और उसकी राह का विश्लेषण’
Dec 27, 2022

#COP27: ‘जलवायु सम्मेलन के बाद भारत की जलवायु नीति और उसकी राह का विश्लेषण’

अपनी राष्ट्रीय नीतियों में जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने के

#Green Transition: हरित बदलाव को एक न्याय-संगत परिवर्तन कैसे बनाया जाए?
Aug 05, 2023

#Green Transition: हरित बदलाव को एक न्याय-संगत परिवर्तन कैसे बनाया जाए?

दुनिया भर के समुदाय और अपने सामाजिक आर्थिक सफ़र में वो चा�

#Renewable Energy: केंद्रीय बजटों में नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा — साल 2000 से 2022 तक की पटकथा
Jun 02, 2022

#Renewable Energy: केंद्रीय बजटों में नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा — साल 2000 से 2022 तक की पटकथा

भारत जलवायु के मोर्चे पर अपनी प्रतिबद्धताओं को हासिल करन

#वायु प्रदूषण: दिल्ली में मोटर वाहन द्वारा पैदा होने वाले उत्सर्जन पर कार्रवाई
Sep 02, 2022

#वायु प्रदूषण: दिल्ली में मोटर वाहन द्वारा पैदा होने वाले उत्सर्जन पर कार्रवाई

दिल्ली में वायु गुणवत्ता पर अलग-अलग अध्ययनों से पता चला ह�

'हवामान बदलाच्या आव्हानांचा सामना करण्यासाठी जबाबदार प्रशासन गरजेचे'
Jun 11, 2024

'हवामान बदलाच्या आव्हानांचा सामना करण्यासाठी जबाबदार प्रशासन गरजेचे'

भारताने बॉन आव्हानाला तोंड देण्याचे आश्वासन दिले होते त�

2022—The year to redefine cities as first tiers of urban governance
Jan 08, 2022

2022—The year to redefine cities as first tiers of urban governance

A holistic restructuring of federal, systemic, and financial governance is required to empower our city governments

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance
Sep 13, 2023

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance

This Issue Brief gives an assessment of the gaps and shortages in climate financing flows, available monies in the global system and suggestions to mobilise resources towards mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries.

A case for India-Australia climate and human security cooperation in the Pacific Islands
May 16, 2023

A case for India-Australia climate and human security cooperation in the Pacific Islands

While both India and Australia aim to consolidate their strategic presence in the region, the development of security in the Pacific through aid and d

A climate-resilient health system of tomorrow can only be possible if healthcare delivery is made greener
Jun 05, 2023

A climate-resilient health system of tomorrow can only be possible if healthcare delivery is made greener

This Environment Day, India can focus on adopting an actionable framework that will ensure the creation of an agile, green, and resilient medical supp

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

A Four Point Action Plan for India’s Forest Management
Jan 22, 2022

A Four Point Action Plan for India’s Forest Management

It is imperative to move beyond compensatory afforestation and adopt meaningful strategies for creating serious impact on the ground

A four-point action plan to achieve national targets on climate 
Mar 24, 2022

A four-point action plan to achieve national targets on climate 

What structural and conceptual frameworks need to be adopted to achieve its climate pledges? 

A Green New Deal must be global
Nov 11, 2021

A Green New Deal must be global

To achieve global carbon neutrality, developed nations needs to look beyond domestic green deals and provide Global South with the capital to go green

A just path to a decarbonised future
Nov 12, 2021

A just path to a decarbonised future

The Global South needs to drive the just transition discourse further to make it more inclusive and move from words to deeds.

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27
Nov 12, 2022

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27

Energy transition alone cannot anchor the green transition; a more holistic approach needs to be adopted, especially in the Global South

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?
Nov 26, 2021

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?

In an attempt to move beyond great power competition for influence in Africa, the United States is revamping its policy by ensuring a mutually benefic

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States
Aug 16, 2023

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are highly vulnerable to disasters emanating from the impacts of climate change, geopolitical tensions, and fluctuations in global energy markets. To overcome this, the PSIDS have committed to ambitious carbon reduction targets, and to adopting renewable energy and low carbon emission initiatives. However, they must contend with critical barriers, such as the lack of finance, capacity, and te

A roadmap for sustainable food security
Apr 26, 2021

A roadmap for sustainable food security

Given the rapidly growing population, resource constraints and climate change concerns, accompanied by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic — it is

A Stocktaking of BRICS Performance in Climate Action
Feb 14, 2022

A Stocktaking of BRICS Performance in Climate Action

Global temperature rise is set to exceed 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels by 2100. Efforts to ramp up climate action must be accompanied by an assessment of countries' existing strategies to combat climate change. At the same time, it is crucial to determine the effectiveness of multilateral institutions in mitigating climate change by galvanising member countries in this direction. This report presents a comparative analysis based on fiv

A warming warning: Why climate crisis is a public health emergency
May 31, 2024

A warming warning: Why climate crisis is a public health emergency

Recognising climate change as a public health emergency is imperative due to its profound implications for human health and well-being

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era
Jul 13, 2022

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era

The government needs to undertake more targeted policies to ensure that the inflow of investments is adequate to finance infrastructure development.

Access to green technology only way to reduce to carbon emissions: Minister
Oct 21, 2015

Access to green technology only way to reduce to carbon emissions: Minister

Admitting that the government's 'Make in India' initiative will result in increase in carbon emissions as it focuses on manufacturing, and industries, India's Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javedkar emphasises the need for developing countries to get cheaper access to green technology on humanitarian grounds, notwithstanding Intellectual Property Rights.

Achieving net-zero through just transition
Nov 12, 2021

Achieving net-zero through just transition

To ensure an inclusive transition, India will have to introduce policy interventions to cushion the states and communities who will be impacted by the

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration
Apr 17, 2024

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration

The geographical and socioeconomic characteristics of small island developing states (SIDS) expose them to unique challenges. Climate change, in particular, poses a severe threat to SIDS, with rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and changing precipitation patterns negatively affecting their ecosystems, economies, and communities. This brief assesses the challenges faced by SIDS in accessing traditional climate financing and analyses the effec

Adapting cities to climate realities
Mar 02, 2024

Adapting cities to climate realities

Adapting to climate change is no longer optional. Failing to adapt will lead to severe human, economic, and environmental losses.

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency
May 25, 2023

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency

Given the influence that the G20 has on global governance issues, India can help initiate a global response to address Africa’s food insecurity

Addressing the SIDS challenge: An India-Australia-SIDS trilateral?
Apr 24, 2024

Addressing the SIDS challenge: An India-Australia-SIDS trilateral?

While India and Australia prioritise cooperation with the SIDS, in the face of current geopolitical competition, the SIDS also gain from fostering a d

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
May 25, 2023

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Multiple overlapping global crises—such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change-related natural disasters, and regional armed conflicts—have high

Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy
Jul 25, 2023

Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy

Galvanising inclusivity, data mining, and exchange and innovation initiatives under the Agriculture Accelerator Fund can help unlock agri-tech’s ful

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps
Dec 18, 2020

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps

Delhi, a Union Territory that is home to India’s capital, New Delhi, is among the world’s urban agglomerations with the most toxic air. The magnitude of air pollution is massive. It causes devastating impacts on people’s health, the city’s environment, and economic well-being. Despite overwhelming evidence of the severity of air pollution and its consequences, however, India’s policy measures remain weak. This paper identifies the most

Air-conditioner use in India: The cause of or the solution to a warmer world?
Jun 08, 2023

Air-conditioner use in India: The cause of or the solution to a warmer world?

Will the increase in energy consumption of the poor masses for cooling and other energy services help them adapt to a warmer world or contribute to a

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Exploiting the climate crisis in Yemen
Feb 08, 2023

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Exploiting the climate crisis in Yemen

The AQAP are addressing climate change-related issues to gain popularity amongst the masses of Yemen

Aligning climate and health goals
Nov 02, 2021

Aligning climate and health goals

The sustainable development, climate action and COVID-19 recovery strands of the common agenda need to be better aligned to target the most vulnerable

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels
Apr 24, 2022

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels

For both India and the EU, strong bilateral ties rooted in close cooperation on green transition, digital transformation, and maintenance of the geopo

An eco-hydrological perspective to monsoon high flows in the Ganga-Padma system: Imperatives for flood management
Sep 30, 2019

An eco-hydrological perspective to monsoon high flows in the Ganga-Padma system: Imperatives for flood management

The paper provides an understanding of high flows in a river system by explaining the hydro-meteorological, hydro-geomorphological, ecological and socio-economic dimensions of monsoon-related high-flows in the Ganga-Padma river system straddling India and Bangladesh. The aim is to inform the existing flood management approach in India, which has failed to adequately incorporate the geomorphic, hydrologic, hydraulic and biological processes of riv

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap
Aug 17, 2023

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap

The global effort to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals will depend crucially on reforming the structure of development finance. Mobilising private capital will be an essential part of this effort, and existing development finance institutions, led by the complex of multilateral development banks (MDBs), will have to re-orient their strategies and functioning to prioritise this mobi

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead
Jan 23, 2024

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead

This report explores the economic and geopolitical impacts of climate change, highlighting the mitigated energy crisis in Europe, inflation trends, and global monetary policies. It discusses investment opportunities in sustainable travel and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, amidst the evolving energy landscape and consumer behaviors post-COVID, in the year 2023.