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

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

Ganga and Plastics

#Thread – Ganga and Plastics A new study by Delhi based @toxicslink has revealed that Ganga remains the second most plastic polluted river in the world. 44,500 tonnes of plastic waste is discharged in the river during the monsoon season, says the study. @JambeckResearch Ganga cities are seeing alarming trends with respect to #plasticpollution and this is despite policies like Swachh Bharat Mission, PWM rules … Continue reading Ganga and Plastics

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: Does rising fuel prices affect the govt. and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the third 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 (14 to 20 June). COVER STORY Hike in fuel prices continues, but does it affect the government anymore? On 18th June, the prices of … Continue reading Energy Recap: Does rising fuel prices affect the govt. and more from this week

TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules

By Rishabh Shrivastava Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel has become the new person of interest and is all over the news. The reason is: new set of rules that he has introduced to govern the group of islands. Taking over the charge after Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in December last year, he has introduced several controversial draft regulations such as Lakshadweep … Continue reading TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules

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

Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

By Rishabh Shrivastava “Wetlands are seen as waste lands, to be encroached and built upon,” says Himanshu Thakkar, water expert and coordinator at SANDRP. “There is no effective legal protection for most of our wetlands. In fact, there are no updates on maps of wetlands. There is no system for clearance or monitoring when wetland components undergo a change.”   No wonder then that India is losing … Continue reading Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

Swachh Survekshan 2020: What’s behind the success of ‘Indore Model’?

By Rishabh Shrivastava Indore needs no introduction. The city has created its own identity in the recent past by winning four consecutive titles for India’s cleanest city. Its efforts on waste management have become a subject of study for global practitioners on sanitation and waste. Presently, the city remains worst-hit by the pandemic in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Yet, the city and its … Continue reading Swachh Survekshan 2020: What’s behind the success of ‘Indore Model’?