In the times when climate change and global warming have become the termites for the entire globe, eating it away slowly and gradually, 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, is being touted as a deal breaker. While developing countries look for assistance from the developed nations for technology advancement and financial credit, developed nations in turn held them responsible for contributing the highest amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Through this special issue we try to touch all the aspects surrounding the crucial conference – climate change, renewable energy resources, ill-effects and hence the possible alternatives.
India relies heavily on conventional energy sources, coal being at the forefront and the scenario seems to continue in the coming decades as well in order to feed one of the fastest growing economies, despite an ambitious push for renewable energy. Meanwhile, quick steps become indispensable to limit ecological damage at production, transmission and consumption … Continue reading Conventional Energy Sources →
While large countries have a huge landmass where vulnerable communities could be relocated, others such as Bangladesh or island nations such as Maldives and Solomon Seychelles are not so fortunate. These countries could well be the first victims of the threat of climate change. The world seems to have suddenly woken up to the challenge … Continue reading Environmental geopolitics →
Developing World Stands United While the developed world shows its inhibition in fulfilling its commitments towards climate change, the developing world stands united for the success of COP21. In addition, Prakash Javadekar shares key features of India’s INDC. What is the sense you are getting from the pre-COP21 discussions? The sense is that developing countries … Continue reading Interview with Prakash Javadekar →
Agriculture, which is the source of livelihood for nearly 60 pc Indians, contributes 17.6 pc of the total green house gases (GHG) emissions in India, mainly due to intensive farming in a few select states. Organic and new farming methods give hope to the sector. At a time when the world is gauging the impact … Continue reading Agriculture & Environment →
Pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion – there are numerous factors culminating in climatic changes that today threaten not only human beings but the very existence of our planet. To reverse this negative trend, several eco-warriors have sprung since Rachel Lious Carson wrote her seminal work, “The Silent Spring” in 1962 that kicked off environmental movement in … Continue reading Ecological fight →