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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 action plan and Indian cities
Jun 09, 2023

Climate action plan and Indian cities

Since climate change will impact cities worldwide, ULBs will play a crucial role in addressing the climate-related challenges

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence
Apr 22, 2023

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence

By combining the power of AI with the wisdom of native intelligence, more effective climate actions can be developed

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

Bridging the gap: Addressing international barriers to climate action projects in the developing world
Dec 12, 2017

Bridging the gap: Addressing international barriers to climate action projects in the developing world

This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilienc

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action

The Union Budget provides a boost to the energy transition but fails to address the critical need to synergise climate adaptation with India’s devel

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action
Apr 26, 2023

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action

The significant gap in fiscally integrating climate change concerns within national spending needs to be addressed

Climate twins: Weathering climate actions with fiscal stability
Jun 05, 2023

Climate twins: Weathering climate actions with fiscal stability

The complex risks associated with climate change pose a threat to the global economy. Thus, it is crucial for regulators to proactively manage these r

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action
Dec 01, 2023

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action

From the Abu Dhabi conference, the urgent call for action should resonate loud and clear throughout COP28 in and create a dynamic and durable pathway

G20 and climate action post-Covid
Oct 15, 2020

G20 and climate action post-Covid

India is poised in a unique position to influence the climate action discussion to ensure comprehensive mitigation, adaptation, and restoration.

Great walls: Addressing domestic barriers to climate action projects in India
Dec 11, 2017

Great walls: Addressing domestic barriers to climate action projects in India

This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilienc

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action
Sep 19, 2018

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action

Climate change and economic development are emotive subjects that are closely related: yet one is caused by the other. People’s lives are increasingly getting affected by the negative side-effects of climate change, particularly in developing countries which, at the same time, face enormous challenges to their aspirations for economic growth. Leading scientists agree that global warming is a reality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are requir

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

Rebooting the forests and tree cover agenda for climate action
Nov 03, 2021

Rebooting the forests and tree cover agenda for climate action

Forests and tree cover can be leveraged in a proactive manner by developing countries like India to boost their climate action compliances and support

The Africa Climate Action Performance Report
Aug 12, 2022

The Africa Climate Action Performance Report

Although Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions are low, its contribution to climate change mitigation is critical to global climate action. This report evaluates Africa’s climate policy through the lens of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities,’ an asymmetrical allocation of responsibility for climate action, determined by differences in countries’ contributions to historical emissions and their current capabilities to fight climate c

The Bali G20 Leaders’ Declaration sends strong signals for global climate action
Nov 17, 2022

The Bali G20 Leaders’ Declaration sends strong signals for global climate action

The Declaration serves as a good starting point for a coherent Global South perspective on climate action from the G20

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South
Sep 20, 2021

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South

Economic growth has historically been dependent on fossil fuels. Climate change mitigation, therefore, is often an obstacle for developing countries. Although efficiency in the use of energy sources has increased dramatically over the last decades, GHG emissions remain at steep levels. This brief argues that developed countries should increase pressures on the Global North for more robust emission cuts and greater provision of aid related to clim

To achieve the global goal on health, place health at the heart of climate action
Apr 05, 2024

To achieve the global goal on health, place health at the heart of climate action

Climate change is intensifying existing health vulnerabilities. Placing health at the heart of the climate justice movement is thus essential for mean

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.

#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�

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change
Apr 11, 2022

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change

This year’s IPCC covers the demand-side mitigation and states that it can help reduce emission by 40-70 percent by 2050

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.

Advancing the COP27 Agenda: India’s push for cleantech
Nov 15, 2022

Advancing the COP27 Agenda: India’s push for cleantech

By demonstrating cleantech’s potential to catalyse climate action and forging international partnerships around technological innovation, India is a

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

Analysing India's climate policy and the route post-COP27
Nov 25, 2022

Analysing India's climate policy and the route post-COP27

Ambition and prioritisation of climate action in national policies coupled with fuelling international cooperation can help India emerge as a global l

Assessing Biden’s Climate Agenda: Bold Promises, Slow Results
Aug 14, 2023

Assessing Biden’s Climate Agenda: Bold Promises, Slow Results

The Biden administration’s climate agenda is a crucial plank to restore American commitments to climate actions and reinstate US leadership globally. However, the agenda has been slow on results. Although the climate fight has been linked to most other federal goals, such as economy, jobs, infrastructure, and procurements, the Biden administration faces both domestic and external challenges that continue to limit how much it can achieve

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 and climate change: Setting a common agenda
Oct 18, 2017

BIMSTEC and climate change: Setting a common agenda

The BIMSTEC region is among the most vulnerable in the world from increased threat due to climate change. In the foreseeable future, climate change is projected to affect each BIMSTEC member country with greater severity and frequency, thereby impeding their response capacity significantly. This brief explores the vulnerability of the region from climate change and the BIMSTEC-level initiatives that have taken place to address the issue. Although

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector
Jul 21, 2023

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector

India’s power sector requires sustained efforts to achieve the power generating capacity target of approximately 1.2 terawatts by 2047. It needs such capacity to meet the demands of economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 of providing universal electricity access. At the same time, the country also needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet commitments to global climate action agreements. This paper revi

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने
Jul 26, 2023

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने

सरकार, निवेशकों, संस्थाओं एवं उद्यमियों की तरफ से एकसाथ म�

Climate and human health: Need to turn promises into actions  
Nov 18, 2022

Climate and human health: Need to turn promises into actions  

Climate change has become an even more pressing issue as it threatens public health, therefore, climate action needs to go beyond mere words

Climate Performance Index: A Study of the Performance of G20 Countries in Mitigation
Feb 20, 2023

Climate Performance Index: A Study of the Performance of G20 Countries in Mitigation

Climate is a global common, and the task of reversing the worsening climate change is a global responsibility. There are two aspects to climate action: adaptation and mitigation. This paper focuses on mitigation, the global efforts for which are uneven as some countries are performing better than others. The paper evaluates the mitigation efforts of the G20 countries, which are collectively responsible for some 80 percent of global greenhouse gas