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.
Floods in India: Is it weather or maladaptation to climate change?
August 23, 2018
| Hindustan Times
The occurrence probability of rainfall intensity, duration and frequency are going to increase in the future in all emission scenarios developed by the International Panel for Climate Change. Thus, the high intensity and longer duration of rainfall is the likely hydrological future of India. Apart from weather extremes; unplanned development, encroachments in riparian zones, failure of flood control structures, unplanned reservoir operations, poor drainage infrastructure, land use change and sedimentation in river beds are exacerbating floods.