Tackling the climate crisis

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

The message from the IPCC report

Source: The Hindu, Livemint Relevance: Fighting the climate-change crisis Synopsis: In light of the recent IPCC 6th Assessment Report, measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the ways to prevent further damage to our environment are discussed. What needs to be done? Focusing on definite cumulative emission targets, keeping equity and historical responsibility… Continue reading The message from the IPCC report

Transition from fossil fuels in India is a matter of politics, communities, federalism & jobs

Source: TOI1, TOI2 Relevance: Issues involved in transitioning from coal-based industries to a clean energy model Synopsis: In light of the recently released IPCC report, it is clear that India needs an energy transition towards cleaner energy sources from the current coal-based scenario, but it must be done in a way which secures an equitable… Continue reading Transition from fossil fuels in India is a matter of politics, communities, federalism & jobs

Explained: Status check on world climate

Source: Indian Express What is the news? In the last few weeks, the world has seen unexpected floods in Europe and China, record-breaking heat-waves in the United States, and deadly forest fires in Siberia, and Turkey and Greece. Amid gloomy predictions of a continued rise in the frequency and intensity of such extreme weather events,… Continue reading Explained: Status check on world climate