India has numerous environmental legislations to keep a check on the environmental and social impacts of the development projects in the country. A new study provides a reality check of these laws´compliance and monitoring mechanisms and suggests ways how local communities can make better use of them.
Amitav Ghosh’s new book “The Great Derangement” examines climate change and climate policy from unusual perspectives. It is bound to get much international attention because it asks some fundamental new questions concerning the handling of climate change in literature and activist politics, and because it represents a well-known voice from Asia.
The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) remains a bundle of convenient contradictions. In its latest decision on the environment and forest clearances for the integrated steel plant and captive port for the South Korean company Pohang Steel Company (M/s Posco), the ministry has listed 28 and 32 extra conditions which the company will need to follow.
Prominent Indian journalist Praful Bidwai has unexpectedly passed away. He was only 65 years old. With his death, India looses one of the most prominent critics of nuclear armament and nuclear energy generation.
India is going to be affected strongly by climate change, with impacts especially upon the agricultural sector and the country’s coastlines. Climate change has been on the national policy agenda since 2007, being integrated into mainstream policy framework through planning processes on national and state levels. India continues to be a major actor in the international climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
A new report analyses the recommendations from IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report against the policy framework existing in India, and identifies gaps, in order to adopt the suggestions towards a climate resilient low carbon society in India.