Aparna Roy
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Three things the global South must push for at COP27

A focus on the developing world and poorer nations is key, and a three-pronged approach can be considered by the emerging grouping of global South nations in the talks.

COP27 is taking place against the backdrop of the world slowly recovering from the pandemic, high energy prices, and the ongoing Ukraine crisis. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 07:31 PM IST

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? 

As India prepares its strategy for COP27, the adoption of such strategies will impart the much-needed coherence between India’s existing global climate commitments and domestic policy decisions. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 07:26 PM IST

On the climate crisis, a four-point agenda for Quad meeting

Quad can capitalise on the essence of democracy to further the vision and action related to the climate agenda. It is high time that a comprehensive, inclusive and fair approach of regional cooperation is adopted in dealing with one of the most significant global dangers of this century.

Quad should address certain vital questions: How can Quad effectively lead the region in reducing emissions as part of their commitments under the Paris agreement? Will it be successful in enhancing climate action without the participation of other existing international platforms? (Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 08:27 PM IST
ByAparna Roy

To battle pollution, involve the private sector | Opinion

The private sector, through its technical expertise, sector-specific knowledge and ability to design unique, cutting-edge innovations, can devise effective long-term solutions to two of the major challenges government is faced with — lack of technological solutions and large-scale monitoring

In 2019, Punjab and Haryana burnt 9Mt and 1.23Mt of 20Mt and 9Mt of crop stubble produced respectively.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 08:04 PM IST
ByAparna Roy and Tanushree Chandra

Don’t rely on China for data on the Brahmaputra

Setting up of a national mission on river Brahmaputra would play a pivotal role in formulating and implementing key action plans on disaster management, hydrological data monitoring as well as infrastructure development.

A youth taking his sheep to a safer place in a Banana raft after their houses were submerged in flood water at Bura Bure in Morigaon district of Assam. (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 03:31 PM IST
ByAparna Roy

G20 must demonstrate the power of numbers and guide the future of climate governance

The alignment of G20 policies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and emphasis on energy security, is high on India’s agenda

Activists of the ‘Attac’ network wear masks of (L-R) US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, July 4, ahead of the Group of 20 summit that starts on July 7.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 07, 2017 01:44 PM IST
ByAparna Roy

Only India can save the Paris climate agreement

Given the present leadership impasse, the world would be keenly following India’s role on climate action in key upcoming forums such as the G20 and COP23. As China looks for a global partner to leverage its influence at the international stage, India is poised to utilize this potential opportunity and fill the leadership void in global climate change governance.

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord on June 2, 2017, Chicago(AFP)
Published on Jun 15, 2017 03:40 PM IST
ByAparna Roy
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