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 The ease of doing sustainability

The piece has been authored by Veena Srinivasan is director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation at ATREE, Bengaluru.
The problem is relying on virtue signalling to save the planet is counter-productive.
The problem is relying on virtue signalling to save the planet is counter-productive.
Published on May 10, 2022 02:16 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Is the apex court backtracking on environmental principles?

  • The article has been authored by Tarika Jain is a senior resident fellow with the climate & ecosystems team, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi.
The process of EIA has been established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to give effect to the precautionary principle.(HT FILE)
The process of EIA has been established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to give effect to the precautionary principle.(HT FILE)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Work towards a robust climate action now

  • The article is authored bytAvinash Mishra is adviser and Madhubanti Dutta is Young Professional, NITI Aayog. 
The climate-critical 1.5°C temperature increase is expected to arrive a decade earlier than the IPCC anticipated three years ago under all emission scenarios. Southeast Asia is also expected to be one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change.(BLOOMBERG)
The climate-critical 1.5°C temperature increase is expected to arrive a decade earlier than the IPCC anticipated three years ago under all emission scenarios. Southeast Asia is also expected to be one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change.(BLOOMBERG)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 01:53 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

 Manage or close the tap: International law to end plastic pollution

The study has been authored by namitra Anurag Danda is senior visiting fellow with ORF’s Energy and Climate Change Programme.
Proceeding with the intention to end plastic pollution, an international legally binding instrument needs to be introduced(Wikimedia Commons)
Proceeding with the intention to end plastic pollution, an international legally binding instrument needs to be introduced(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Mar 29, 2022 07:37 PM IST
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ByORF

India must act on mining and exploration of critical minerals for green tech

  • The study has been authored by Rajesh Chadha and Ganesh Sivamani, CSEP
in 2015, India announced its Nationally Determined Contributions, including reducing its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) emission intensity by 33-35% in 2030 from 2005 levels. This commitment has been revised to a 45% reduction during COP26. Critical minerals shall play an important role to achieve these goals.
in 2015, India announced its Nationally Determined Contributions, including reducing its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) emission intensity by 33-35% in 2030 from 2005 levels. This commitment has been revised to a 45% reduction during COP26. Critical minerals shall play an important role to achieve these goals.
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 03:48 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Biodiversity loss and climate change pose a real threat to our agri-food systems

  • The piece has been authored by Konda Chavva, officer-in-charge, FAO Representation in India
Biodiversity, whether at the level of genetic, species or ecosystem, strengthens the capacity of smallholder farmers, livestock keepers, pastoralists, forest dwellers, fishers and fish farmers to produce food and a range of other goods and services in a vast variety of different environments.
Biodiversity, whether at the level of genetic, species or ecosystem, strengthens the capacity of smallholder farmers, livestock keepers, pastoralists, forest dwellers, fishers and fish farmers to produce food and a range of other goods and services in a vast variety of different environments.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 01:01 AM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Common but different futures: AI inequity and climate crisis

  • The piece is authored by Trisha Ray
Artificial Intelligence or AI will provide the most game-changing solutions to the climate crisis.
Artificial Intelligence or AI will provide the most game-changing solutions to the climate crisis.
Published on Feb 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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ByORF

Airing differences: Political narrative on air quality management in India

The study has been authored by Santosh Harish, Mandakini Chandra, Sahithi Uppalapati 
Air pollution exposure is a pan-India, year-round public health crisis estimated to cause the deaths of more than 1.2 million Indians every year.
Air pollution exposure is a pan-India, year-round public health crisis estimated to cause the deaths of more than 1.2 million Indians every year.
Published on Dec 18, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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ByCPR

Climate entrepreneurship or green jobs can drive bottom-up climate action

The piece has been authored by Ananth Aravamudan, sector lead, Climate Action, at Villgro Innovations Foundation along with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water- run Powering Livelihoods, a programme that supports the scale-up of renewable energy usage in rural livelihoods.
Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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Goal-setting and planning for decarbonising India's power sector

  • The study has been authored by Daljit Singh, fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress. He works on India's power sector.
Since 2010, when the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched, there have been unprecedented technological and other changes in the energy sector, particularly dramatic reductions in the cost of renewable energy (RE)- based power.
Since 2010, when the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched, there have been unprecedented technological and other changes in the energy sector, particularly dramatic reductions in the cost of renewable energy (RE)- based power.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

Mapping India’s climate vulnerability: A district-level assessment

  • The study has been authored by Abinash Mohanty and Shreya Wadhawan
The first tranche of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report is a grim reminder of the make-or-break choices that we need to make in a 1.5°C-breaching climate.
The first tranche of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report is a grim reminder of the make-or-break choices that we need to make in a 1.5°C-breaching climate.
Published on Nov 11, 2021 09:41 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

India & Climate Change: Implications of setting a net zero target

The study has been authored by Vaibhav Chaturvedi and Ankur Malyan
Coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain says that in order to achieve net zero carbon emission, Coal India has to think beyond coal and that it has to diversify and reduce dependence on coal.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain says that in order to achieve net zero carbon emission, Coal India has to think beyond coal and that it has to diversify and reduce dependence on coal.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 12:31 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Ahead of CoP 26 meet: A Negotiation Strategy

The study has been authored by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress. Utkarsh Patel, part-time Associate Fellow, Sustainability & Climate Change, at CSEP.
FILE PHOTO: People take part in a Climate March in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, October 10, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People take part in a Climate March in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, October 10, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

What is polluting India’s air?

The study has been authored by Tanushree Ganguly, Adeel Khan, and Karthik Ganesan
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) with the goal to ensure that India meets its National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within a stipulated time frame.
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) with the goal to ensure that India meets its National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within a stipulated time frame.
Published on Oct 20, 2021 10:15 AM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

How is India using its solar pumps for irrigation?

The study has been authored by Anas Rahman and Abhishek Jain
While the technology is green, it is important to understand its on-ground usage after deployment.(AFP)
While the technology is green, it is important to understand its on-ground usage after deployment.(AFP)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Climate change, competition, and power sector

The piece has been authored by Prasanth Regy, who is a consultant with NITI Aayog.
Along with global warming, climate change has also led to an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events, including more intense rainfall and flooding. 
Along with global warming, climate change has also led to an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events, including more intense rainfall and flooding. 
Updated on Sep 19, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

Challenges for natural gas to become India’s bridge fuel

The study has been authored by Rahul Tongia
Can natural gas be a prime component in India’s energy mix? Examining its relevance both through the lens of competitive economic viability as well as other impacts(HT ARCHIVES)
Can natural gas be a prime component in India’s energy mix? Examining its relevance both through the lens of competitive economic viability as well as other impacts(HT ARCHIVES)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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ByCSEP

Powering agriculture in India

The study has been authored by Anas Rahman and others.
GDP data released on Tuesday show the agriculture sector, which employs half of all Indians, has consistently grown throughout the pandemic. (HT Archive)
GDP data released on Tuesday show the agriculture sector, which employs half of all Indians, has consistently grown throughout the pandemic. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Coal power’s Trilemma

The study has been authored by Karthik Ganesan and Danwant Narayanaswamy.
FILE PHOTO: Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station near Lithgow, 120 km (75 miles) west of Sydney, July 7, 2011. Australia is set to slap a carbon tax of A$23 a metric ton ($24.60) on its major emitters, newspapers said on Thursday, but it has halved the number of companies liable for the tax in a bid to overcome hostility to the policy. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station near Lithgow, 120 km (75 miles) west of Sydney, July 7, 2011. Australia is set to slap a carbon tax of A$23 a metric ton ($24.60) on its major emitters, newspapers said on Thursday, but it has halved the number of companies liable for the tax in a bid to overcome hostility to the policy. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 05:15 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

India’s milk revolution needs to become climate-friendly

The piece has been authored by Amlan Das Gupta, Associate Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.
Milk production is rooted in animal husbandry, and rearing of cattle, buffalos and goats is a major source of one extremely potent greenhouse gas, namely methane.
Milk production is rooted in animal husbandry, and rearing of cattle, buffalos and goats is a major source of one extremely potent greenhouse gas, namely methane.
Published on Aug 29, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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Unpacking pre-2020 climate commitments

The study has been authored by Sumit Prasad, Spandan Pandey, and Shikha Bhasin.
In this 2018 photo, plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland.(AP Photo)
In this 2018 photo, plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 02:02 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Unlocking climate action in Indian federalism

The study has been authored Aditya Valiathan Pillai, Navroz K Dubash and Partha Bhatia.
Climate mitigation and adaptation challenges often spill over jurisdictional borders and change over time.(Representative Photo/Bloomberg)
Climate mitigation and adaptation challenges often spill over jurisdictional borders and change over time.(Representative Photo/Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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ByCentre for Policy Research

Exploring the gap between policy and action in disaster risk reduction

The study has been conducted by A Ogra, A N Donova, G Adamson, KR Viswanathan, M Budimir.
A view of the landslide at Taliye village near Mahad in Maharashtra.(HT File Photo)
A view of the landslide at Taliye village near Mahad in Maharashtra.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 03:28 PM IST
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ByKing's College London

Landslide failures detection and mapping using synthetic aperture radar

The study has been authored by Alessandro Cesare Mondini and others.
Commuters had a narrow escape when a stretch of national highway (NH) 707 was swept away in a landslide near Barwas in Kamrau tehsil of Sirmaur district on Friday. (HT Photo)
Commuters had a narrow escape when a stretch of national highway (NH) 707 was swept away in a landslide near Barwas in Kamrau tehsil of Sirmaur district on Friday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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Mapping costs for early coal decommissioning in India

The study has been authored by Vaibhav Pratap Singh and Nikhil Sharma.
Electricity generation is one of the most significant drivers of coal demand in India and directly employs close to 5 lakh people (IEA 2020).(Bloomberg)
Electricity generation is one of the most significant drivers of coal demand in India and directly employs close to 5 lakh people (IEA 2020).(Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

Bending Delhi’s air pollution curve

The study has been authored by LS Kurinji and others.
Meteorological conditions in Delhi intensified the impact of local and regional emissions on Delhi’s air quality.(HT_PRINT)
Meteorological conditions in Delhi intensified the impact of local and regional emissions on Delhi’s air quality.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 11:47 AM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

India's commitments to increase tree and forest cover

The study has been authored by Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Benjamin Clark and Ruth DeFries
India plans to increase its forest and tree cover to 33% of its land area.(HT File Photo)
India plans to increase its forest and tree cover to 33% of its land area.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 09:42 PM IST
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ByAshoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

Sustainable Agriculture: What we know and how to scale up

The study has been authored by Niti Gupta and others.
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water

A Green Hydrogen Economy for India

The study has been authored by Tirtha Biswas and others.
The hydrogen production technologies are fast evolving and expected to get cheaper due to a surge in global demand.(REUTERS)
The hydrogen production technologies are fast evolving and expected to get cheaper due to a surge in global demand.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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ByCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water
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