Articles

Way forward from Bonn 2019

05 Jul 2019 | Mekhala Sastry

In the midst of increasing appeals for bold climate action across the globe by students and civil society, and a resounding call from the scientific community to urgently address the devastating impacts of climate change, the 2019 Bonn Climate Change Conference marked an intermediate stage in the build up to implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Kiribati - The Land of No Tomorrow?

09 May 2019 | Ms Namrata Gulati Sapra

The 33 islands of Kiribati are extremely shallow; the highest point on many of the islands such as South Tarawa is just a couple of metres above sea level. Rising ocean waters are threatening to shrink Kiribati's land area and displace its people long before the islands are submerged. However, there is silver lining in the form of the visionary Kiribati Adaption Program of the World Bank and judicious help from New Zealand and Australia.

Overcoming the price hump: Financing energy efficiency

20 Dec 2018

Around the world energy efficiency is being looked as resource to address some of the critical problems of the energy sector. This has probably been the most cost effective way to address energy security, peak demand management, electricity access while mitigating climate change impacts.

Unpacking the climate negotiations at COP24 – week 1

10 Dec 2018

The Energy and Resources Institute is attending the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland from 2nd to 14th December 2018. This is a summary of developments over the course of week 1, and an analysis of what can be expected for week 2.

Assam and the economic costs of climate change

19 Nov 2018

Assam, due to its geographic location and poor socio-economic conditions, offers a good example of the need to take into account the economic burden of climate change

Towards COP24: From Bangkok to Katowice

26 Sep 2018 | Ms Kavya Bajaj

For successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, issues frustrating developing and developed nations must be resolved; political trade-offs may provide an answer

Road to COP24

27 Aug 2018

Climate Finance - Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Storm Havoc: Better to worry now than regret later

06 Aug 2018

Natural events are no more a national concern; rising impact requires international collaborations

Forests in India are net source of GHG emissions

03 Mar 2018

While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource. This situation will remain unchanged if related policies and programmes are implemented at their current pace and commitment.

Can micro measures in urban cities offset the impact of heat stress?

27 Feb 2018

The growing instances of the impacts of extreme heat are a warning sign for what awaits us. The year 2015 saw massive heat related causalities across India, and Delhi was no exception to this. A year later, in 2016, the whole of South-Asia was reeling under persistent extreme heat conditions, and this has now become a yearly affair.