Synopsis: India is doing its part towards climate risk mitigation, but it also needs to develop adaptation strategies and look towards building resilience. Introduction IPCC’s 6th assessment report has warned India against more intense heat waves, heavy monsoons and rise in weather extremes in the future. Hence, the pressure to speed up mitigation and adaptation… Continue reading Tackling the climate crisis
What is the news? Recently, Global Witness Foundation, a Washington DC-based human rights watchdog, released its latest report titled Last Line of Defence. The report discusses the environment and land rights activists. As per the report, 227 environment and land rights activists were murdered globally in 2020. What are the key findings of the report? Firstly,… Continue reading When climate crisis meets human rights conundrum: Decoding death curves of environment, land avengers
Source: This post is based on the article “Getting finance onside for climate” published in Business Standard on 30th August 2021. Relevance: Role of finance in alleviating climate crisis. Synopsis: Climate crisis demands enormous economic and societal changes. The challenge is manageable. But if it is to be managed well, finance must play its part.… Continue reading Getting finance onside for climate
Source: Down To Earth Relevance: This article explains the Planetary boundaries and its impact on Environment. Synopsis: Professor Johan Rockstrom, an internationally recognized scientist working on global sustainability issues, is looking into much broader questions like Do our planets have boundaries? Can it be defined? What is a planetary boundary? The planetary boundary is a novel concept developed… Continue reading Climate crisis: Is Earth destabilising?