Heat waves are likely to increase by up to 30 times by 2100; the government needs to focus on the most vulnerable population, including the poor, women, children, elderly and disabled
Shadow of storms
Conservation of natural resources must be at the centre of development plans
Ghana needs stronger laws for fishing
Climate change is destroying women’s lives in Alwar
A host of climate change-related problems bedevil the district’s women and girls, unlike men and boys
Suva Expert Dialogue on loss and damage must generate finance
Increasing loss and damage calls for increased attention and solutions
California offers valuable lessons for meeting freshwater needs in the face of climate change
If we want water security, we need to diversify our water sources to include underground storage, stormwater capture, recycled wastewater and more.
Paris Climate Deal: ambitions and actions on the ground
National pledges on emission reduction made by countries under Paris Agreements will only account for one-third of what is needed to avoid the worst impact of climate change
Weather is 2017 person of the year
The biggest headline of 2017 is not deadly air pollution, but the catastrophe of weather changes that are bringing distress across India’s rural areas
Climate change and small islands
Inhabited by nearly 4.5 million people, even after 70 years of Independence Sundarbans is without proper roads and surface transport, drinking water, sanitation, healthcare and small-scale and medium enterprises
Catastrophic lack of action on climate change
The UN has warned that it may not be possible to restrict temperature rise up to 2°C citing a gap between commitments and action
Why I mourn Dussehra: Climate change and death of seasons
People of Odisha have given a clear verdict: from number of seasons to mating habits of birds, they say everything has changed as a result of climate change
Old answers for ‘new’ monsoon
Mitigating floods and droughts has only one answer: obsessive attention to building millions and millions of connected and living water structures
Will the Third Pole spring any surprises in a warming world?
Changing climate is altering the Himalayas and there is little data to understand the extent of it
US states push for climate action despite country’s exit from Paris deal
Even though the US federal government under President Donald Trump is anti-climate change action, the states are doing their bit to address climate change. But is that enough?
It is time we protect our oceans
Oceans also drive the climate, and most importantly, they act as a buffer against climate change
Defunding environment programmes in US will affect the world
The Energy Star Programme, which has prevented 2.8 billion tonnes of GHG emissions, is being defunded
Wolf at our door
The US has made the world rewrite the climate agreement so that the targets are based on voluntary action, not science
EU at crossroads of climate negotiations
China has shown eagerness to take up leadership role in climate change issue, why hasn’t the EU?
Are Gujarat’s climate change actions ‘superficial’?
There are conflicting views on the status of implementation for the state action plan on climate change (SAPCC) in Gujarat
Paris Agreement and India’s climate change challenges
Environment Minister said that India would start preparing for Paris Agreement implementation from 2017, but the budget did not see a boost for climate change
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 made so far. We have to counter this
We have missed the bus again
Government lost the opportunity of using fiscal signals to discourage polluting technologies and fuels
Kolkata and Sundarbans: climate change rhetorics
The Indian Sundarbans, covering an area of nearly 10,000 sq km and having a population of 4.5 million, is facing a serious threat
2016: a year of growing dissent
This year, more than ever before, has been tumultuous, both in terms of economic politics and nature’s art