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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 emission reduction: Taking stock
Oct 11, 2021

Carbon emission reduction: Taking stock

The reduction in carbon emission needs to be observed through a global perspective, as most countries have reformed the sectorial makeup of their econ

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within
Jan 07, 2022

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within

Despite the bottom half of the carbon pyramid facing the unequal impact of climate change, India’s current climate policies continue to favour the t

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

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 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.

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.

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves
Dec 26, 2022

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves

India must adopt blue-carbon solutions if it intends to emerge as a global climate leader

Breakthrough in fusion energy: Is abundant low carbon energy within reach?
Oct 09, 2021

Breakthrough in fusion energy: Is abundant low carbon energy within reach?

The recent technological advancement in the energy front could translate into abundant low carbon energy supply; however, there are multiple problems

Confronting air pollution by setting up carbon markets
Sep 07, 2022

Confronting air pollution by setting up carbon markets

India is on the right track as it sets up carbon markets and launches of pilot ETS schemes for particulate matter in different states.

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation
Mar 03, 2021

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation

This problem has been continuing for quite some time and is highly prevalent in the existing literature on valuation of ecosystem services — in gene

Decarbonisation: Institutionally adrift
May 04, 2023

Decarbonisation: Institutionally adrift

Deeper professionalisation of the decision-making apparatus, with assured continuity of leadership, will prove helpful in mitigating climate change in

Decarbonisation: कार्बन रहित भविष्य के लिए एक न्यायसंगत रास्ता
Nov 25, 2021

Decarbonisation: कार्बन रहित भविष्य के लिए एक न्यायसंगत रास्ता

दुनिया के दक्षिणी हिस्से (ग्लोबल साउथ) को इसे और समावेशी ब

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

Decarbonising coal use in India: Role of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage
May 31, 2023

Decarbonising coal use in India: Role of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage

The complex and elaborate coal network that underpins energy provision and social support in India should be complemented with CCUS for decarbonisatio

Decarbonising road transport in India: More wheels needed
Apr 12, 2023

Decarbonising road transport in India: More wheels needed

A policy of carrot and sticks would need to be adopted with affluent and low-income families to decarbonise transport in India

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector
Nov 12, 2021

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector

For India to conform to the coal-free trend, more foreign capital flow needs to be diverted to green sectors.

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs
Feb 26, 2022

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs

It is hard to deny the benefits acquired from hydropower, however, the local environmental compromises cannot be dismissed.

Importance of quantum computing for reducing carbon emissions
Jun 14, 2023

Importance of quantum computing for reducing carbon emissions

The adoption of quantum computing technology could prove to be revolutionary for India to reduce its carbon footprint

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.

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 policy pathways for deep decarbonisation
Nov 11, 2021

India’s policy pathways for deep decarbonisation

What are the policy changes that need to be adopted by India to ensure that it fully utilises the opportunities arising from green transition?

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

Mega rail projects an opportunity to slash India's carbon emissions
Nov 19, 2009

Mega rail projects an opportunity to slash India's carbon emissions

The Indian railway is the largest passenger rail system in the world, yet it makes up just about 13% of India's transport sector

Mobilising Resources for a Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Africa
Nov 02, 2021

Mobilising Resources for a Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Africa

Africa continues to face the sharp end of climate change and evidence suggests that the countries of the continent are already committing some resourc

Modelling Decarbonisation Pathways for the Indian Economy
Nov 09, 2021

Modelling Decarbonisation Pathways for the Indian Economy

This brief explores four scenarios of climate action for India using a systems dynamics model called the Energy Policy Simulator for India. It investigates policy trade-offs and co-benefits and estimates the costs of climate action. It finds that deep decarbonisation in the Indian economy is possible while also boosting jobs and GDP and avoiding millions of premature deaths due to harmful air pollution. The low-carbon transition will require mass

Plucking carbon out of built structures
Dec 22, 2022

Plucking carbon out of built structures

Adequate policy changes need to be adopted to reduce carbon emissions in buildings

Pricing carbon: Trade-offs and opportunities for India
Jun 05, 2021

Pricing carbon: Trade-offs and opportunities for India

A clear, robust regulatory framework for pricing carbon can play a key role in increasing the uptake of carbon pricing by businesses in India.

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 Global Carbon Incentive Fund as a Response to the Climate Crisis
Aug 23, 2021

The Global Carbon Incentive Fund as a Response to the Climate Crisis

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, often hailed as a diplomatic triumph, aims to limit temperature increases to below 2 degrees Celsius (C), preferably to 1.5 degrees C, compared to pre-industrial levels. However, with the United Nations (UN) having failed to establish a method for putting a price on carbon, greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, and global temperatures increased by more than 1.2 degrees C in 2020. Already, experts warn