Aditya Valiathan Pillai
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Heatwaves will get worse. Invest in adapting now

India’s recent heat deaths are not outliers. They signal a dismal future unless we start taking the urgent threat of heat seriously

The first, and perhaps most basic, question is, why is heat now killing people?(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Forging a national consensus on climate adaptation is key

Adaptation is best seen as a long-term anti-poverty measure whose policy relevance grows as the zone of climate vulnerability expands on the Indian map

The heat threw India’s precarious energy system off balance, with a surge in cooling demand putting pressure on coal supplies and logistics. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 11:08 AM IST

States are the beating heart of climate action

The Centre can play an important supporting role by providing credible analysis on low-carbon policy choices to the states when required.

Representational image. (AFP)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 06:05 PM IST
ByNavroz K Dubash, Aditya Valiathan Pillai, and Parth Bhatia

Design a climate-ready governance system

India needs new dedicated organisations, policy frameworks, and financing mechanisms. Begin with a low-carbon development commission

Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST
ByNavroz K Dubash, Aditya Valiathan Pillai and Parth Bhatia
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