Urban Greening in Delhi: a policy perspective

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.

Financial Viability of ‘Green’ Electricity in India

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.

The Next round of Climate Targets will worsen the Climate Crisis

The NDC concept was developed as a long-term successor to the top-down target setting mechanism in the Kyoto Protocol. But the second round of NDCs to be updated in 2020, have proved to be less than what is required to keep the increase in world temperature below the magical 1.5 degree Celcius. In this article Charmi and Tarun discuss how countries have been abdicating their responsibility and violating the spirit of Paris Agreement thereby defeating the idea of combined responsibility of humanity towards climate change.

Sundarbans: Pollution and Resultant Vulnerabilities

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.

Institutional Approaches for Addressing Priority Challenges in the Sundarbans

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.