Visualising the Himalaya with other coordinates

Source: The Hindu Relevance: The countries in the Himalayas has to look beyond geopolitics and security to protect the interest of humanity Synopsis: Looking at the Himalayas only through the prism of geopolitics and security concerns ignores its other crucial frameworks. Introduction: India and other countries lying in the Himalayas is so far has been examining the… Continue reading Visualising the Himalaya with other coordinates

Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

Source: TOI Relevance: Understanding the role of traditional ecological practices as a sustainable solution to climate change problem. Synopsis: Indigenous technological innovations backed by traditional ecological knowledge is the way forward to fight climate change. Problem with high-tech High-tech solutions to climate change are based on an idea of abundance of resources, money and unrestricted… Continue reading Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses

Source: Livemint Relevance: Mitigation of climate change and its effect is an important topic in the Environment. Synopsis: The G20 environment ministers can speak of ambitious goals. But to succeed in mitigation measures towards Climate change, the world has to take some drastic steps. About the G20 environment ministers meet: In the recent G20 environment ministers… Continue reading Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses

Digging up the ocean floor for metals could prove disastrous

Source: Livemint Relevance: Marine life will be endangered if seafloor mining got commercialised. Synopsis: The seafloor contains potato-sized rocks that contain many metals needed to make electric-car batteries. Many perceive that seabed mining as a green alternative to land-based mineral extraction—and potentially a hugely lucrative business. But it is not completely true. Introduction: A startup, The… Continue reading Digging up the ocean floor for metals could prove disastrous

The Ganga’s message

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India must take its laws on waste seriously to stop microplastics pollution. Synopsis: Microplastic pollution around the world demands the proper implementation of existing laws and global collaboration. Introduction: The Ganga might have stood witness to many stages of India’s civilisation. But in recent decades it has become a conduit for sewage,… Continue reading The Ganga’s message

Significance of biocentric jurisprudence for nature – Explained, pointwise

Introduction In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has sought to move away from an anthropocentric basis of law and stressed the importance of biocentrism. The anthropocentric perception is widespread and is considered to be responsible for severe environmental crises ranging from global warming, ozone depletion, and water scarcity to the loss of… Continue reading Significance of biocentric jurisprudence for nature – Explained, pointwise

Gudalur’s Gene Pool Garden is an example of participatory forest management

Source: Down To Earth Relevance: The success of Gene Pool Garden highlights the need for Participatory forest management. Introduction: The Gene Pool Garden was established in 1989 under the Hill Area Development Programme at the Gudalur forest division in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. About the Gene pool garden: It is located in the Western Ghats,… Continue reading Gudalur’s Gene Pool Garden is an example of participatory forest management

EU’s carbon border tax – Explained, pointwise

Introduction In March 2021, the EU Parliament had adopted a resolution to implement a ‘Carbon Border Adjusted Mechanism’ (CBAM), pertaining to which proposed that goods entering the EU would be taxed at the borders. The E.U. proposal still needs to be negotiated among the 27 member countries and the European Parliament before becoming law. If… Continue reading EU’s carbon border tax – Explained, pointwise

The many paths to a greener future

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Different strategies to lower India’s carbon emissions Synopsis: Peaking of carbon emissions and the time when de-carbonsation begins are important considerations on road to a greener economy. Background Researchers and policymakers are exploring various pathways for Indian carbon emissions over time. These pathways range from Business-As-Usual (BAU) to Low-Carbon to Net-Zero. In each… Continue reading The many paths to a greener future

India needs an economic stimulus that can also aid green energy transition

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Areas where India can direct its economic stimulus for maximum effect. Synopsis: Some innovative and affordable pathways for a green stimulus which would create dispersed demand and jobs with large multiplier effects. Background A large demand stimulus seems necessary in getting the V-shaped economic recovery that India need right now. A… Continue reading India needs an economic stimulus that can also aid green energy transition