By Dr. PM Dhakate As the threat of climate change continues to loom over our planet, finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has become imperative. One such solution gaining traction is Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored and sequestered in coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes. These ecosystems have the capacity to absorb and store large amounts … Continue reading Blue carbon: A key to climate change mitigation
By Mudassir Kuloo Two recent studies in Kashmir have highlighted that climate change is posing a serious threat to Himalayan biodiversity because of its probable impacts on the ecology, economy, glaciers, and the whole environment which could lead to the extinction of several species. In a recent review article published in the Springer Journal on Climate Change Adaptation, Risk Management and Sustainable Practices, titled ‘Impacts … Continue reading Loss of plant species and rising threat of glacial floods: Recent studies from Kashmir show how climate change threatens the Himalayas
By Rishabh Shrivastava The ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament has been in the headlines since it started. Several bills were passed, of which few were really contentious and were highlighted by experts and critics across the country. Several speeches, walk out, and protests were made by the opposition in the Parliament while the civil society stormed social media channels, wrote op-eds, and carried out … Continue reading The controversial laws
Bhopal Gas Disaster (BGD) didn’t only impact human health but inflicted huge social costs on marginalized communities! How? Read the infographic! On the night of 2nd December and 3rd December 1984, poisonous gas – methyl isocyanate – leaked from the Union Carbide Pesticide Plant which was located in the middle of the city, killing up to 30,000 people and exposing more than half a million … Continue reading Toxic Bhopal: What does the new study on Bhopal Gas Disaster and its impact on human health say?
Climate change and its impact is rarely discussed within the larger framework of violence against women. Despite being an international concern, climate change is yet to be seen as a contributing factor in aggravating gender-based violence, especially in the global south. Continue reading Time for India to study the impact of climate change on violence against women
By Rishabh Shrivastava Monsoon is here, and so is the news of various flash flood events all over! As a part of our special fact-checking initiative at TA, we bring to you a series of explainer posts on some of the often-used phrases related to environment and science but we usually end up using them wrongly and knowing only a little bit about them! ✅ … Continue reading Explained: What are flashfloods?
By Rishabh Shrivastava What? In a recent cabinet meeting, the Government of India issued a list of 30 critical minerals. These minerals are essential to the country’s economic growth, climate action and national security. These minerals are highly important for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, semiconductors, defense equipments, and several other products of value. Why? India is 100% import-dependent in terms … Continue reading Explained: India identifies 30 critical minerals! What does it mean?
The factsheet covers all the key points from this important meeting, and highlights the position taken by India and how geopolitics continues to influence our fight against plastic pollution. Continue reading Factsheet: Global Plastics Treaty and India
Our survival requires the widespread adoption of lifestyle models that decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. If we do not address this problem quickly, scientists predict that the consequences for life on Earth will be catastrophic, and irreversibly so in few cases. Continue reading Planetary boundaries point to an existential crisis – What are our alternatives?
We are currently on a precarious path to averting a climate catastrophe. The industrial revolution has caused an average increase of 1.1°C more warming resulting in planetary impact. We must act quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to prevent hazardous warming of more than 1.5°C. Continue reading Localizing climate action in India
By Team TA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2023, flagged off the world’s largest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, from Varanasi in UP. The cruise which is set to sail over two major rivers, Ganga and Brahmaputra, will cover 4000 km in 51 days to reach its destination of Dibrugarh in Assam, via Bangladesh. While calling this “a landmark moment” in the history … Continue reading New Ganga cruise and the threat to Gangetic dolphins
By Team TA One of the key outcomes of the COP15 UN Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal was that around 190 countries adopted the landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework that aims to protect 30% of the Earth’s land and oceans by 2030. Let’s know what this new framework on biodiversity conversation is all about: What is 30 by 30 goal? The new framework aims to … Continue reading What is Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)?
By Team TA As the COP15 UN Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal came to an end, around 190 countries adopted the landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework that aims to protect 30% of the Earth’s land and oceans by 2030 (also known as 30 by 30 goal). The agreement at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Summit in Montreal, Canada, came early on Monday morning. Some key points … Continue reading COP 15 Biodiversity Summit: Countries adopt landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
By Team TA Background On 14 November 2022, India announced its Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the ongoing COP 27. With submitting this strategy document to UNFCCC, India has now joined the group of 57 countries (out of 195) that were mandated to submit the long-term document by 2022 under the UN climate agreements. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris … Continue reading India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070
A delegation of mothers from Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future Global – two networks uniting parents to act on climate – are attending COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh to urge world leaders to put children’s health, rights and futures at the heart of climate discussions and negotiations. The delegation of accomplished grassroots activists from Botswana, Brazil, Ghana, India, South Africa and the UK … Continue reading COP 27: Mothers come forward to protect children’s right to clean air and healthy environment