Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Team TA In 2013 the global community came up with the Warsaw International Mechanism For Loss and Damage. The objective was clear – to address loss and damage caused by climate change to low and middle-income countries, which are affected the most. Loss and Damage is a general term used in UN climate negotiations referring to the consequences of climate change that go beyond people’s … Continue reading Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

By Anushka Pardikar Climate change is universal and all-encompassing, yet, its effects are unequally distributed in a manner that one section of the society is disproportionately affected by repeated occurrences of climate disasters. The gravity of impact is directly proportional to the ability of individuals and communities to respond to climate risks which is in turn dependent upon social identities, and lived reality. It is … Continue reading Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

India is experiencing the hottest month of March in 122 years as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) data. The data also notes that the number of heatwave days are only increasing with time. The country has witnessed a massive jump of 45% in the number of heatwave days between 1981 to 2020. Continue reading Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

By Rishabh Shrivastava India is the 12th largest source of marine litter & is estimated to become the 5th largest by 2025. Water bodies are facing an enormous crisis of plastic pollution. On my recent visit to Goa, I document some of the most heart-wrenching photos of how plastic waste continues to pollute our seas. It is estimated that almost 80% of marine plastic waste is … Continue reading Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

By Padmini Subhashree The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has captured almost the whole of global media attention over the past few days.  And while it is unfortunate to be living in such times as to witness a massive military and humanitarian crisis unfold, it is further disappointing to read the recent report on climate change that warns about the creation of an irreversible … Continue reading Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved? “Keep 1.5 Alive” – Parties have agreed to ramp up 2030 climate action plans (nationally-determined contributions) by next yr. Created a 2 yr work programme to define a global goal on adaptation. Called for an annual synthesis report to track the progress of countries. Rules for carbon markets – The new rules provide developing … Continue reading Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Energy Recap: India hails milestone for its renewables capacity | UN climate report says it’s code red for humanity | Tamil Nadu cuts petrol price by Rs 3/l and more

By Team Analysis We bring to you the eleventh edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights for this week (9 – 15 Aug 2021). At 100 GW, India hails milestone for its renewables capacity India’s total installed renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) crosses … Continue reading Energy Recap: India hails milestone for its renewables capacity | UN climate report says it’s code red for humanity | Tamil Nadu cuts petrol price by Rs 3/l and more

There is no PLANET B

In this whole month of July, we witnessed some really scary and extreme weather events – cloud bursts in the Indian Himalayas, devastating floods in China, raging wildfires in Turkey and more. There can be no stronger & better sign of climate change crisis than this. Scientific literature establishes a strong link between these extreme weather events and climate change. Are we still going to … Continue reading There is no PLANET B

Energy Recap: LPG price rises | Green Tariff Policy | Tata Power to go carbon neutral by 2050…and more

By Team Analysis We bring to you the fifth edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights from the week (28 June to 4 July). Fifth hike in the prices of LPG cylinder, to cost Rs. 25 more The prices of LPG for household … Continue reading Energy Recap: LPG price rises | Green Tariff Policy | Tata Power to go carbon neutral by 2050…and more

Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the fourth edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights from the week (21 to 27 June). Reliance Industries to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy  The fossil fuel giant Reliance is ready to enter the … Continue reading Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week

Energy Recap: Is India ready to shun fossil energy and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the second edition of Energy Recap. It is an in-house initiative by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights from the week (6 to 13 June). COVER STORY Shunning the fossils, Is India ready? The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative has issued a new … Continue reading Energy Recap: Is India ready to shun fossil energy and more from this week

Energy Recap: Ethanol economy | Fuel prices rise again | Bengaluru airport becomes energy neutral…and more

By Team Analysis Energy recap is an in-house and weekly initiative by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights from the week. World Environment Day: PM Modi launches Ethanol roadmap for India PM Modi released the roadmap for ethanol based economy prepared by the Oil Ministry and Niti Aayog on the … Continue reading Energy Recap: Ethanol economy | Fuel prices rise again | Bengaluru airport becomes energy neutral…and more

TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

By Rishabh Shrivastava Net zero emission – has become a new buzzword. This was especially after John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, visited India and met the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Kerry’s visit to India comes at a time when the Biden administration has re-entered the Paris agreement and has invited world leaders from 40 nations (including India) to participate in the … Continue reading TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

Net-Zero Goal

US President’s Climate Envoy, John Kerry was in India recently. One of the major agendas of the visit was the #NetZero goal for 2050, which the US wants India to be on board. What is net-zero? what are India’s objections? Net-zero is a situation where the country’s emissions are balanced by the absorption & removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Net-zero doesn’t mean carbon … Continue reading Net-Zero Goal