Katowice: Make or Break for Climate Change
Almost three years after the Paris Agreement, environment specialists from around the world are gathering in Katowice in Poland to take the important step towards protecting the planet from global warming. The meeting is meant to adopt a rule book that would govern monitoring of the implementation of the Paris Agreement. For its part, India is expected to play a major role in the negotiations, especially as one of the largest economies and a leading developing nation. The country is moving towards reducing emissions through transition to renewable energy, adoption of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs), but the country also has its own set of challenges such as seemingly uncontrolled waste generation as well as air pollution of ‘hazardous’ nature. India can use help from the developed economies, to fight its challenges, and this issue of Biz@India talks about not just what India needs and where it is lacking but also what sustainable ideas it has to offer to the world.
There is hardly any country in the world that has escaped the terrifying impact of climate change. India, too, is not immune to it and has had its share of natural disasters; but how is it preparing to face the consequences of increased recurrence of these incidents? During last August, Kerala, dubbed as God’s Own … Continue reading Climate Change & Natural Disasters →
The rapid spread of air conditioning around the world, mainly to counter the scathing summers that are getting even blistering due to global warming, has now become the new norm, and risks pushing the planet into a vicious, downward spiral. The iron man and legendary leader Lee Kuan Yew, who transformed a tiny island of … Continue reading Cooling the Hot and Crowded World →
India will begin implementing the Paris Agreement in 2021, says Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change CK Mishra in an interview with Biz@India. Mishra also talks about India’s agenda at COP24. Three years after the Paris agreement, as India prepares for the Katowice meeting, what are the main issues that you would … Continue reading Interview: C K Mishra-Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change →
In the three years after much hyped Paris Agreement, global commitment to protect the planet seems to be unravelling as several nations backtrack or miss their commitments. On December 12, 2015, leaders of over 150 nations, gathered in Paris, announced that they had reached a consensus on taking time-bound and adequate action to ensure that … Continue reading From Paris to Katowice →
Ekolog, a Polish solid waste and sewage management and renewable energy equipment firm has undertaken key projects in India. Robert Jans, Ekolog’s India director, talks to Biz@India about their technological innovations in the waste management industry and other projects in the country. What have been the key landmarks in Ekolog’s journey? Ekolog has been present … Continue reading Interview: Robert Jans – Director, Ekolog India →