Understanding Perspectives: A Behavioural Study in the Indian Cooling Sector
02 Nov 2020
| Mr Manjeet Singh
The impact of climate change is manifesting itself in increasingly erratic weather patterns, and even these increasing in frequency and severity. Heat waves in the summer months across the hemispheres are becoming more the norm than the exception. The 2019 report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that around 2.3 billion people could be both exposed and vulnerable to heatwave events due to 1.5°C of global warming.
G20 Circular Carbon Economy: Fostering Circularity in Plastics
27 Oct 2020
| Dr Shilpi Kapur
| Mr Souvik Bhattacharjya
| Ms Rachel A. Meidl
Fostering circularity in plastic use is an effective way to reduce contamination of marine and coastal environments with plastics and man-made debris. However, there are many challenges down this path.
G20's role in Marine Biodiversity
27 Oct 2020
| Ms Swati Ganeshan
| Dr Fraddry D Souza
Collectively, Group of Twenty (G20) countries are yet to reach the 10% target set under the 2020 Aichi biodiversity targets - including marine biodiversity - and SDGs. This policy brief explores policy options and best pratices for enhancing Marine Protected Areas (MPA).
Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Youth Empowerment for Climate Action
23 Sep 2020
| Dr Neha
| Dr Leila Dagher
| Dr Miranda A Schreurs
Download This brief focuses on empowering the youth to act on climate change and environmental protection by strengthening formal and informal environmental and sustainability education. Environmental education is the foundation for problem recognition and solving.
Discussion paper on National Inventory Management System (NIMS) in India - Issues, needs and implementation framework
22 Sep 2020
| Mr R R Rashmi
The paper discusses that a centralized National Inventory Management System (NIMS) in India is the need of the hour and its operational contours should be decided as expeditiously as possible. This is needed not only to compute India's emissions from various sources and sinks comprehensively and correctly, but also fulfill India’s international obligations to track the progress in respect of mitigation related commitments such as economy-wide goal to reduce emissions intensity and the sectoral goals as envisaged under India’s NDC.
Build Back Better: Revitalizing Clean Urbanization to Drive India's Post-Covid Economic Growth
22 Sep 2020
| Mr Thomas Spencer
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world economies in a unique and at an unprecedented scale. On the flipside, it has also given an opportunity to the economies, business and industries to rethink and respond on the type of recovery path they choose that essentially leads to minimal disruption and long-term stability. This report argues that sustainable urbanization should be front and centre of the recovery plan, in order to put the Indian economy back on a more equitable high growth pathway.
Unlocking the co-benefits of decarbonising India's power sector
18 Sep 2020
| Ms Neha Pahuja
India is in the midst of an energy transition, with important social and economic implications depending on the pathways that are chosen. India's energy pathway will define the basis for its future development, including economic prosperity, business and employment opportunities as well as health impacts. At the same time, current investment decisions in India's energy sector will have a substantial impact on combating global warming and securing the livelihoods of people in India and elsewhere.
Impact of Environmental Regulation on Utility Business
17 Sep 2020
| Mr A K Saxena
This paper examines the impact of the electric utilities sector on the environment, including global climate change and more local or regional environmental issues such as air pollution.
Making Mission Possible: Delivering a Net-Zero Economy
16 Sep 2020
| ETC Commissioners
The primary route to decarbonisation will be clean electrification, complemented by hydrogen, sustainable biomass and fossil fuels combined with carbon capture, says the report