Deputy Director General, CSE
India’s very own Dust Bowl
Rising temperatures, changing weather patterns, depleting groundwater, unsustainable agriculture and deforestation are turning large parts of …
Environment ministry, Tamil Nadu Pollution Board must own up to Tuticorin killings
Until we reform environmental governance fundamentally, cases like Sterlite will keep happening and environmental conflicts will only grow
Letting go of the colonial hangover should be the goal of the new forest policy
Forest department in India needs to reverse its role from being the owner and regulator of forests to becoming a facilitator in community-managed …
An open letter to Sania Mirza
The truth of the matter is that antibiotics are rampantly misused in India by the poultry industry to fatten chicken in less time and with less …
A tree grown outside forest is a tree protected inside forest
Can we do away with permits, allow forestry-based economy to grow and still increase forest cover, protect wildlife and conserve our ecology?
Ease of living without a clean environment is meaningless
Finance Minister largely ignored environmental challenges in the budget
I (don’t) care
Poland is not the only problem. Every developed country is now going back on its past commitments
How to beat Trump on climate change?
It looks like the US will not withdraw from the UN Climate Convention or the Paris Agreement. It would keep the seat and undermine the progress …
Budget 2013: the path remains the same
Differentiated and legally binding
Unlike the Paris Agreement, Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is legally binding with mandatory HFC reduction targets for countries
A renewable energy future for India
The challenge before India is how to meet its energy requirements without compromising the ecology of the country. In addition, we have to be …
Post-Paris: climate realpolitik
India needs a new narrative, a new strategy and new allies
A monopoly like none other
An amendment to the Montreal Protocol without addressing IPR issues of HFOs would mean that the entire MAC sector would be at the mercy of three …
Reform for reform’s sake
Without bottom-up rehauling National Environment Protection Agency will be more of the same
Post-Paris climate: the ‘historic’ Agreement
The absence of the term ‘carbon space’ in the Paris Agreement is a reason to worry as this will hurt India in the long run
A well-hatched plot
Indications are that India will be made the "fall guy". Developed countries will try at every step to propose changes in the 1992 convention, …
High ambition coalition! Are you joking?
Chandra Bhushan explains why by no stretch of imagination can any one call the past, present and future climate actions of the US and the EU (…
Let us be smart about 'differentiation'
It important to deconstruct the politics of differentiation
Who is afraid of transparency?
Flaring up issues of transparency and reporting of climate actions could be a tactic by developed nations to divert attention from more …
Nod to Dibang project shows why present forest clearance process needs to be scrapped
Persisting with the current institutional arrangement will do more harm than good
NDA v UPA? What about a democratic and progressive alliance for environment?
The NDA government has not dismantled the environmental governance structure. But it has also not taken measures to strengthen governance
WHO report on antimicrobial resistance skips some obvious truths
It shies from mentioning the role of industry in promoting excessive use of antibiotics as well as its large-scale use in food-producing animals
Who needs ultra mega solar power plants?
Government plans to set up four large-scale solar power plants that will cost a whopping Rs 1.2 lakh crore. Will they serve millions of energy poor?
Solar energy is everybody's business
Solar mission is too important to let doubtful dealings hijack it
How to avoid grid failure