Should India declare a net zero emission target?
March 30, 2021
| Hindustan Times
India's challenge has deepened because, in at least 12 of the G20 economies, the net zero goal has either been adopted or is under discussion, with China being one among the latest entrants to the club. A net zero goal by 2050 is not an unqualified demand of the Paris Agreement, which only asks the signatories to furnish their commitments in a time-frame of five or 10 years. There is, of course, an expectation that each country will develop a long-term low-emission strategy for growth.
Rising temperature detrimental to India's manufacturing output: Study
March 27, 2021 |
March 27, 2021
A recent study has stated that the hill districts of Uttarakhand are at a greater risk from rising temperatures which is expected to result in forced migration of the local people. The study, conducted by Germany-based Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK) and India's TERI, focuses on how climate change impacts, such as rising temperatures, increasing glacial melt, and changing rainfall patterns, could affect livelihoods and thereby shape migration patterns in the hill state.
चिंताजनक रिपोर्ट: 1.9 डिग्री तक बढ़ जायेगा उत्तराखंड का तापमान, भारी बारिश लाएगी चमोली जैसी अनेकों आपदाएं
March 26, 2021 |
March 26, 2021
जर्मनी की पोस्टडैम इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर क्लाइमेट रिसर्च (PIK) और देश द एनर्जी एंड रिसोर्सेज इंस्टीट्यूट (TERI) के एक संयुक्त शोध में यह बात सामने आई है कि ग्लोबल वार्मिंग के तमाम कारकों के कारण उत्तराखंड के तापमान में 1.6 डिग्री से 1.9 डिग्री तक की बढ़ोतरी हो सकती है।
Climate Action: Getting back on Paris climate track
March 24, 2021
| Dr Sebastian Helgenberger
| Financial Express
India has tremendous potential for a 'green recovery' from the impacts of Covid-19: The decarbonisation of India's energy sector has a strong role to play in reviving the economy and the health system by boosting employment, fostering rural electrification as foundation of local value creation, and unburdening national health systems by reducing the prevalence of respiratory diseases. The various co-benefits that accompany climate action link the missions and mandates of several ministries.
Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: More Tragedies Can Strike Unless Corrective Actions Taken
March 18, 2021
| Mr Nitish Dogra, Faculty at IIHMR Delhi
The Uttarakhand disaster of February yet again reminds us of the risks mountain states in India face due to their fragility. The breaking of the glacier at high altitudes in remote locations is largely caused by the possibility of an avalanche, landslide or an earthquake or because of climatic factors. It is believed that a combination of factors was at play during this incident, given the breaking of a rock that fell into the glacier that was already weakened and took the form of a glacial flood.
India must take bigger strides on road to carbon neutrality
March 11, 2021
| The Pioneer
A study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has found that raising the share of renewables in electricity generation to 40 per cent is the least cost option for India. Domestic manufacturing of solar panels and batteries has been included in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, hence being self-reliant at the technology front should be feasible in this decade. We can assume a leadership role and choose to move shoulder to shoulder with the US, Europe and Japan in saving ourselves and mankind.