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Dr Ajay Mathur

Globally, innovations and start-ups are challenging and disrupting the business-as-usual approaches. Post the Paris Agreement in 2016, the global economy is rapidly moving towards cleaner energy options for sustainable development. In his book...

Dr Ajay Mathur

Will the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement impact Indias efforts to tackle climate change? To a limited extent, yes. Will it stop Indias actions against climate change? No.

President Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal from the...

Dr Ajay Mathur

There are currently huge variations in energy use per capita in the world, stretching from over 200 gigajoules (GJ) per capita in the US and Australia, to only 20 GJ per capita in much of Africa. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable,...

Dr Ajay Mathur

With the world population estimated to be 9 billion by 2050, it is no secret that the existing pressures on our natural resources would only multiply. What we urgently need is 'sustainable intensification'. This means sustainability can no longer...

Dr Ajay Mathur

India's ratification of the Paris Agreement on October 2 is a reaffirmation of the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi – the importance of leading a sustainable lifestyle – that is so central to the Indian ethos. India had played a lead role in forming...

Dr Ajay Mathur

With India ratifying the Paris Agreement on October 2 and the European Parliament on October 4, over 90 countries - accounting for over 64 per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions - have ratified or formally joined the agreement. With...

Dr Ajay Mathur

India has historically had a low consumption of CFCs and now of HFCs; in 2013 the country’s consumption of HFCs was 1.6% of the global consumption.

The signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 saw the world unite to restore the Earth’s...

Dr Ajay Mathur

At the United Nations in New York on 22 April, world leaders ratified the global climate agreement reached in Paris last December. One hundred and ninety-five countries, ranging from richest to poorest, have now agreed to limit global warming to...

Dr Ajay Mathur

Paris was a watershed moment in the tortuous history of climate change negotiations. The countries of the world decided to establish a framework agreement within which each would pledge its climate change actions over an agreed period of time (in...

Dr Ajay Mathur

On Friday in New York, the countries of the world, including India, will sign the Paris Accord on Climate Change, to which all had agreed during the climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015. The signing underlines the intention of countries...

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