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US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes
Jun 23, 2017

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes

The Paris Agreement differs radically in as much that the commitment made by a Party in the Agreement is basically about the process.

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.

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

At the Mecca of capitalism, its prophets gather to deliver a eulogy
Nov 15, 2016

At the Mecca of capitalism, its prophets gather to deliver a eulogy

At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, lawyers, economists and entrepreneurs gathered not only to praise, but also bury capitalism.

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era
Dec 23, 2020

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era

The challenge is not ‘to build back better’ but ‘to build forward better’ where the nature and climate nexus lies within the development parad

Can the Osaka G20 summit guide the future of global climate governance?
Jun 27, 2019

Can the Osaka G20 summit guide the future of global climate governance?

Driving forward, the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda in a coherent and mutually supportive manner is a significant opportuni

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?
Dec 11, 2023

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?

The CBAM is neither based on equity principles nor does it conform to efficiency criteria that will help the cause of just transition

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons
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

China’s green promise in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe’s Sengwa coal power plant
Jun 09, 2020

China’s green promise in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe’s Sengwa coal power plant

China should be urged to respect its international obligations to reduce green emissions while the Zimbabwean government must be encouraged to be a re

Climate Action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Mar 26, 2024

Climate Action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

The measures taken by SIDS are unable to keep up with the pace of increasing climate risks thus international cooperation plays a vital role in develo

Climate finance: Myth vs reality
Nov 22, 2018

Climate finance: Myth vs reality

In 2015, the Paris Agreement of UNFCCC emphasised the role of climate finance in strengthening the global response to climate change. Since then, developed countries have made various claims about climate finance flows. Some of the myths surrounding climate finance need to be demolished.

Climate policy in 2021: Balancing domestic ambitions and global cooperation
Jan 04, 2021

Climate policy in 2021: Balancing domestic ambitions and global cooperation

While it is increasingly clear that economies can simultaneously be green and grow rapidly, the shift to a new economic model requires both finance an

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra
Dec 22, 2020

Decarbonising Cities: The 2021 post-pandemic resilience mantra

Creating low carbon cities calls for a paradigm shift in government policies related to the built environment, particularly pertaining to land use, ho

Financing India’s Green Transition
May 12, 2023

Financing India’s Green Transition

Climate change has emerged amongst India’s most formidable challenges to sustained GDP growth. To accelerate the implementation of the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and advance its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, finance is key. India needs to develop a comprehensive strategy and an integrated policy approach that aligns the country’s financial systems with the long-term needs of the economy while incor

How finance can deliver real environmental and climate impact
Apr 22, 2021

How finance can deliver real environmental and climate impact

The next few years will be critical to ensure the financial system is fit for purpose to deliver the financing needed to achieve environmental and oth

India's low carbon transition
Jun 02, 2017

India's low carbon transition

India has made a push towards a low carbon economic transition by expanding its renewable energy capacity by 350% over the past 13 years.

Institutional architecture for India’s development cooperation: A 2030 vision
May 02, 2021

Institutional architecture for India’s development cooperation: A 2030 vision

To assert itself at a global scale, India must employ development cooperation objectives and utilise multilateral and plurilateral forums through a st

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India
Mar 22, 2022

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India

The assumption that energy transition will also ensure social transition may prove to be inaccurate in the long-run

Make America trade again
Nov 26, 2020

Make America trade again

There will definitely be a push towards multilateralism and more global engagements that was derelict these past four years.

New funding mechanism could generate US$ 15 billion for climate action in Asia
May 02, 2023

New funding mechanism could generate US$ 15 billion for climate action in Asia

IF-CAP can be a key financing vehicle that boosts ADB’s ability to financially support Asia’s developing economies in addressing the climate chall

Only India can save the Paris climate agreement
Jun 16, 2017

Only India can save the Paris climate agreement

Given the present leadership impasse, the world would be keenly following India’s role on climate action in key upcoming forums such as the G20 and COP23. As China looks for a global partner to leverage its influence at the international stage, India is poised to utilize this potential opportunity and fill the leadership void in global climate change governance.

Overcoming a climate of mistrust
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 f

PM Modi's solar diplomacy
Mar 23, 2018

PM Modi's solar diplomacy

In the years since Paris, the world has changed — Prime Minister Modi has seized on the momentum.

Reorienting sustainability in the “post-normal age”: India’s policy imperatives
Feb 12, 2021

Reorienting sustainability in the “post-normal age”: India’s policy imperatives

There are growing calls amongst a section of political and industry leaders for a “great reset” of capitalism.

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges:  Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery
Nov 24, 2023

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges: Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery

Traditional development financing is proving insufficient to address overlapping global challenges, such as climate change and fragile contexts. This brief explores new thinking in development finance through two examples. The first is Islamic climate finance, which constitutes less than 2 percent of global Islamic finance. The brief identifies policy priorities and proposes dedicated Islamic climate-finance windows (e.g., in the Green Climate Fu

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge
Sep 06, 2023

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge

Your reflection published by Observer Research Foundation brings a complex view between food security, climate change, sustainable agriculture and land use. Is there awareness of this inseparable relationship?

The carbon emission hierarchy: Worthy and unworthy emissions
Mar 02, 2024

The carbon emission hierarchy: Worthy and unworthy emissions

If carbon emissions from research activities are excused, some inconvenient issues may arise

The new crisis of finance
Dec 13, 2017

The new crisis of finance

The failure of global finance to create a bridge between savings that earn low returns in the global north and the projects that would create much-needed infrastructure in the global south has caused a crisis that needs the attention of global regulators. Among the multiple causes of this crisis is the stringent regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis, including new lending norms for banks; the tardy response of institutional investors t

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India
Sep 26, 2022

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India

The 2021 Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) propelled nations to ramp up their climate targets and the concomitant Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. However, the updated NDCs and the announced pledges for 2030 remain insufficient and poorly aligned with the targets of the Paris Agreement. The reduction in projected 2030 emissions is estimated to be 7.5 percent—far lower than the 30 percent requi

Trump's stand on the Paris deal may help India
Jun 30, 2017

Trump's stand on the Paris deal may help India

Trump's belligerence towards the Paris accords may ironically become its undoing.

Trump’s exemptionalist US foreign policy
Jul 17, 2018

Trump’s exemptionalist US foreign policy

Under President Trump, the United States seems to adopting an unprecedented antagonistic stance against the institutions, commitments, and unpronounced precedents alike, of the liberal world order that the US itself put in place in the aftermath of the Second World War.

What would a Biden win mean for global climate action?
Nov 07, 2020

What would a Biden win mean for global climate action?

To translate his plan into action, Biden will have to exercise his executive powers as President and depend heavily on federal agencies.