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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.

Are Indian CO2 emissions development-oriented?
Oct 22, 2021

Are Indian CO2 emissions development-oriented?

As the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, India needs to chart a development plan rooted in green initiatives to achieve the 1.5 ℃ climate tar

Building capacities for net-zero emissions: Lessons ranging from South Africa to Asia
Nov 27, 2021

Building capacities for net-zero emissions: Lessons ranging from South Africa to Asia

To achieve the net-zero targets, both Africa and Asia would need to adopt adequate measures to circumvent the capacity conundrum

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

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

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

A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits
Aug 07, 2023

A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits

In India, the line separating social cost and benefit from private benefit and cost is blurred, leading to less than ideal outcomes for both citizens

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 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 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 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 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

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

Assessing RBI's draft disclosure framework on climate-related financial risks
Apr 17, 2024

Assessing RBI's draft disclosure framework on climate-related financial risks

RBI’s draft disclosure framework on Climate-related financial risks is a welcome step, but there are challenges ahead

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

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation
Jan 28, 2022

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation

Budget 2022 could be a turning point for India in achieving its climate ambitions if adequate steps are taken to improve investments and innovation in

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

Can India steer the justice agenda at COP27?
Nov 12, 2022

Can India steer the justice agenda at COP27?

The COP27 can serve as a platform for India to rally for climate justice and further its climate agenda during its upcoming G20 presidency

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition
Mar 27, 2023

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition

India is increasingly serving as a model for countries worldwide by demonstrating how economic development and environmental conservation can be complementary.

Can we make the CBAM work for India?
Apr 10, 2024

Can we make the CBAM work for India?

For India, the CBAM entails more than just export reductions to the EU. It also prompts concerns about equity, efficiency, and alignment with certain

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

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

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

Climate change and youth: Policymakers can learn significantly from the ‘mature’ cohort of young climate warriors
Dec 09, 2021

Climate change and youth: Policymakers can learn significantly from the ‘mature’ cohort of young climate warriors

After years of unfulfilled promises on climate change by states, the youth of today are taking action to mitigate climate change through various initi

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey
Oct 05, 2023

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey

If the energy needs of the future population are to be met, India must reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources and become self-reliant in the

Climate naivety: A modern-day challenge
Sep 16, 2022

Climate naivety: A modern-day challenge

There is a need to move away from climate naivety by adopting a more realistic approach when it comes to climate protection.

Climate narratives: Reading between the lines
Apr 29, 2022

Climate narratives: Reading between the lines

Developing countries are lagging behind in implementing decarbonisation policies as appropriate climate finance and green technology aren’t being ex

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

Coal-based power generation capacity additions: Giving way to renewables
May 24, 2023

Coal-based power generation capacity additions: Giving way to renewables

By 2030, RE is expected to have the largest share in power generation capacity

COP27 L&D Finance: Partial successes and missed opportunities
Dec 02, 2022

COP27 L&D Finance: Partial successes and missed opportunities

Despite COP27 arriving at a momentous consensus, the deferment of key issues to future COPs has stalled concrete climate action

COP27: India’s three-point agenda
Nov 11, 2022

COP27: India’s three-point agenda

As a voice for the developing world and as the only G20 country that is on track to achieve its climate targets, India is poised to become a global cl

COP27: The West must limit the use of all fossil fuels
Sep 20, 2022

COP27: The West must limit the use of all fossil fuels

The global energy crisis provides a great opportunity for the developed world to reassess its fossil fuel dependence.

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

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate
Oct 09, 2021

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate

Despite substantial policy changes, the discom sector has not improved. Could this be chalked up to inefficiency or should political interventions be

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability
Nov 29, 2021

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability

E-mobility is not a magic pill that can cure all emissions ills, careful planning at the state level is required to ensure its success

Empowering the Global South: A call to action for COP28
Nov 30, 2023

Empowering the Global South: A call to action for COP28

COP28 must serve as a unifying forum with a targeted Global South focus agenda and should not continue to be hampered by the burdens of the past