What can be a way to tackle the ever growing pollution in Delhi, to mitigate adverse effects of climate change? In this current essay Yavish explores the answers through the idea of urban greening and tries to locate probable policy solutions for promoting and adopting urban greening as a policy solution to better the quality of life of urban residents.
By now, we are aware of the various problems associated with distribution and transmission of energy — AT&C losses, uncalibrated energy production, problems over forecasting peak demand and so on. In this opinion piece Abishek Nippani discusses the role of ‘distributed renewable energy systems’ by localising energy generation at or near points of consumption.
Ending environment last week and starting with the electricity sector this week, we present Anirban’s piece that is a hybrid of these two sectors. Anirban delves into credit and finance problems that pose a big hurdle to realise India’s renewable energy goals.
Akshay in this blog piece looks at human and non-human causes of the Sundarbans’ degradation. After discussing the reasons for degradation and the consequent need for regulation, he exemplifies the importance of Sundarbans owing to their power to mitigate damage from cyclones.
Sundarbans are not just one of the most biodiverse regions in the world but also are home to 4.4 million people. Sanjana explores the problems this region is facing and surveys the myriad regulations, laws, and institutions that govern, exploit, conserve this fragile ecosystem.