New rules, old games
December 19, 2018
| The Indian Express
Considering the fact that global emissions are rising, and emerging countries are expected to contribute to emission reductions, the challenge for a country like India is to keep a healthy balance between national developmental needs and international obligations to account for the emissions. The Paris Agreement does assure flexibility to those developing countries that need it, according to their capacity. However, two decisions taken in Katowice would determine the extent of the flexibility available to India.
Pollution is now a political subject, that's its big success: TERI chief Ajay Mathur
November 21, 2018 |
November 21, 2018
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI is also a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and has been part of India's negotiating team in earlier editions of the United Nations-convened Conference of the Parties (COP). In this interview, Dr Mathur speaks about the expectations from the Katowice Climate Change Conference and how to tackle pollution.
How the cement industry is helping India meet its climate goals
November 16, 2018
| Hindustan Times
The transition to a circular economy needs to become part of the mainstream discourse on development. A circular economy means that waste from one part of the chain of economic activity becomes an input for some other productive economic activity. This requires a radical transformation. For such a radical transformation to take place, constructive partnerships among different sectors of industry would be critical. Evolving a feasible policy, regulatory and other enabling measures that deliver outcomes would be the challenge.
India can't achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Study
November 16, 2018 |
November 16, 2018
The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 'Brown to Green Report' has been compiled by Climate Transparency -- a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, with many from emerging economies. TERI is the country partner for India.
Reasons for hope in the face of climate change
November 3, 2018
| Business Standard
The Paris Agreement adopted the goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius and recognised the need to actually restrict warming to 1.5 degrees. The recently released Special Report of the International Panel on Climate Change is an unambiguous wake-up call. The present trajectory is taking the world to warming by three degrees. There is no option but to get to a fossil fuel-free global economy at the earliest if human civilisation is to survive. Fortunately, technological breakthroughs make transitioning to a fossil fuel-free economy both feasible and affordable.
The challenge of saving the Paris agreement
October 11, 2018
Climate talks are known to be highly fractious because of historical baggage and the burden of managing the least-cost low emission growth. Finding the right balance among the achievable ones is, therefore, key. They cover not just the level and trend of emissions, but also the associated issues of adaptation, loss and damages from disasters, means of implementation, including finance, technology and capacity building.