Modi at COP21: India will negotiate hard to keep its carbon space

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday delivered a speech on making COP21 a success by promising to make India a champion in the fight against climate change. His speech comes at a time… Continue reading

Patents Stymie India’s Push to bring Solar Electricity to Rural Areas

In August this year, the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the United States after the Obama administration successfully challenged India on its domestic content requirements in solar panels, saying intellectual property… Continue reading

Climate justice and environmental-consciousness need a long-term goal

Just a day before the recent climate negotiations in Bonn concluded, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that the discourse on climate change needs to shift to climate justice. Speaking at a meet on… Continue reading

Why REDD+ Is Crucial For Success Of Paris Climate Deal

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations, an intergovernmental organisation seeking to advance Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), has said the 2015 Paris Agreement will only succeed if REDD+ is a fundamental… Continue reading

Corporal Punishment is Turning India’s Schools into a Fish Market

‘This is a classroom, not a fish market!’- Almost every child studying in India’s schools might have heard this quintessential expression at some point in time from their teacher. The noisy class would… Continue reading

Domestic resources utilization in India for a short term goal

Drought hit parts of Maharashtra, floods in south and west Odisha, Uttarakhand floods, cyclone Phailin and Kashmir floods. These were the catastrophic events that have occurred in recent past in India. The nexus… Continue reading