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Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup
Feb 23, 2024

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup

India's goal of reaching net zero presents a crucial challenge and opportunity. Its success depends on financing key sectors effectively, thus, shapin

Identifying Pathways to ‘Net Zero’
Nov 02, 2021

Identifying Pathways to ‘Net Zero’

Current numbers demonstrate why a net-zero framework is needed, but also show that it is unlikely that direct funding from governments and voluntary f

Institutionalising Net Zero
Nov 12, 2021

Institutionalising Net Zero

Now that India has committed to achieve net zero targets by 2070, we have ample time to institutionalise the green policy pathways using a top-down ap

Moving from pledges to implementation: Let's start by making the COPs net zero 
Nov 17, 2022

Moving from pledges to implementation: Let's start by making the COPs net zero 

One should ask, if you cannot have one net-zero event per year, how can one expect whole countries to become net zero?

On the freeway to net zero
Jun 01, 2023

On the freeway to net zero

India can achieve net zero only if its renewable electricity capacity reaches 1,000 GW, a proper gigawatt-sized storage is available, and a resilient

What India's net zero announcement means for businesses
Nov 08, 2021

What India's net zero announcement means for businesses

As India moves towards achieving its net-zero commitments, businesses can aid in realising this mission by establishing their own set green pledges

#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

2024: The year that changed democracy?
Dec 16, 2023

2024: The year that changed democracy?

The Indian general election will go beyond reaffirming the power of democracy; it could make 2024 the year that took democracy home to the people of t

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?
Jan 06, 2024

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?

भारतात होणारी आगामी लोकसभा निवडणूक लोकशाहीच्या सामर्थ्

2070 पर्यंत शून्य कार्बन उत्सर्जनाचे लक्ष्य कसे साध्य केले जाईल?
Apr 30, 2024

2070 पर्यंत शून्य कार्बन उत्सर्जनाचे लक्ष्य कसे साध्य केले जाईल?

भारताने 2070 पर्यंत शून्य कार्बन उत्सर्जनाचे उद्दिष्ट ठेव�

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies
Jul 13, 2023

A carbon price can rationalise mitigation outlays across technologies

India’s decarbonisation plans rest on its ability to generate green energy. Until then, the energy transition path till 2070 will remain at best, a

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance
Dec 07, 2023

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance

A private sector-oriented Global Green Bank is required to overcome the market gaps that prevent Global North capital from flowing to the best decarbonisation investment opportunities among Global South enterprises. The Global Green Bank should operate as a world-class investment firm, capable of developing innovative financial solutions and investing through externally raised investment fund-of-funds and its own proprietary book. Such a Global G

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.

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

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye
Jan 12, 2022

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye

Is Big Tech using financial metrics and emission-based metrics to evade accountability?

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade
Jun 07, 2023

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade

India can advance solutions and drive international consensus on critical issues related to priority sectors such as food and energy in the Bay of Ben

China’s quest for the renewables
Jul 18, 2022

China’s quest for the renewables

In its quest to achieve net zero, China has introduced new plans to promote green transition and has made significant progress in low-carbon developme

Getting to the Green Frontier
Jan 26, 2022

Getting to the Green Frontier

The Indian government’s commitment to pursuing low-carbon development is evident in its ambitious targets and path-breaking climate initiatives

How to get green financing to take off
Oct 28, 2022

How to get green financing to take off

An economic return alone might not be sufficient to induce green financing. A more holistic rate of return, considering the social cost of carbon, will be appropriate

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?
Sep 11, 2021

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?

The potential path India can follow to become a leader in clean energy production

India’s Coal Transition: A Market Case for Decarbonisation
Nov 11, 2021

India’s Coal Transition: A Market Case for Decarbonisation

There are calls for India to declare a net-zero year and offset its carbon emissions by various processes of absorption and removal of greenhouse gases. For India, such calls are irrational; despite international pressure, it has avoided making pledges or setting hard targets beyond its commitments at the Paris climate conference in 2015. This brief argues that “net zero” is not possible with India’s current levels of reliance on coal. Its

India’s decisive decade
Nov 11, 2021

India’s decisive decade

Revamping our development model is crucial to achieve growth and prosperity in the coming decade, while keeping in line with green transition.

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings
Feb 23, 2022

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings

To display its commitment to achieve net zero emissions, India has incentivised the production of green hydrogen.

Kerry’s visit to China, climate change, and India’s energy choices
Aug 26, 2023

Kerry’s visit to China, climate change, and India’s energy choices

In the face of worsening climate challenges and limited green finance, the high cost of renewable energy and large land footprint make nuclear power a

Man on a Mission: Taking India to the world
Jun 21, 2023

Man on a Mission: Taking India to the world

As PM Modi visits the US, foremost on his agenda will be the need to promote the renaissance of individualism, internationalism, and multilateralism,

Power Sector: Stumbling block in India’s net-zero journey
Sep 26, 2022

Power Sector: Stumbling block in India’s net-zero journey

For India to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070, coal power must be phased out entirely, and renewable capacity needs to grow.

Rhetoric versus reality—G20 to COP28
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 rhe

Roadmaps and frameworks for achieving net-zero targets
Nov 02, 2021

Roadmaps and frameworks for achieving net-zero targets

Large climate financing is a prerequisite for net-zero transformation and innovations to reduce emissions. However, such financing must be recognised

Sharing the pain at Glasgow
Oct 11, 2021

Sharing the pain at Glasgow

Ahead of the upcoming COP26 Summit, India needs to redefine its transition path for achieving net zero emissions, and reconsider its dependency on coa

Unlocking Sustainable Finance to Promote Green Transition: India’s Priorities for its G20 Presidency in 2023
Aug 04, 2022

Unlocking Sustainable Finance to Promote Green Transition: India’s Priorities for its G20 Presidency in 2023

Sustainable finance emerged as a key issue to tackle climate change at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and is spurring a global transition to net zero. A peculiar feature of the race to net zero is that it cannot be achieved unless all countries can meet their targets, and any positive step towards it will benefit all countries. The drive to achieve carbon neutrality and net-zero emissions needs to be targeted through a range of

We “Pledge” action: The delay and diffuse tactics of climate misinformation
Nov 12, 2022

We “Pledge” action: The delay and diffuse tactics of climate misinformation

Despite delay, distract and diffuse tactics, awareness of the climate crisis and the impact it has on many of our other crises—energy, food, violenc

Why 2070 is justified as the net-zero deadline year for India
Nov 27, 2021

Why 2070 is justified as the net-zero deadline year for India

The challenge of a “net zero” for India is not an easy one. Being one of the fastest growing economies with the second largest population that aspires to be $5 trillion economy soon, will India be able to circumvent the trade-off between the environment and economic growth?