Climate & Resources

Informing the Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership

India’s ambitious solar power target of achieving 100 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 faces several impediments. A series of consultations were organized to understand the challenges from a broad group of stakeholders and to seek inputs on solar policy requirements to pave way for India’s energy transition.

The Unthinkable in Climate Change: A View from Asia on Literature and Politics

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.

By Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers

Climate Change

No lessons from the past

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.

By By Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon

International Climate Politics

INDIAN POSITIONS ON COP 21: WHO IS SAYING WHAT?


The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris is being held from 30 November to 11 December 2015. Due to its size India, India has become the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and global pressure on it to do more to combat climate change is rising. Read more >>

Energy

Questioning Nuclear India: An Obituary for Praful Bidwai

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.

By Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers
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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).

100 Years of Heinrich Böll

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The Ocean Atlas

Overfishing, the loss of biodiversity, and an immense pollution – the seas are under stress. The Ocean Atlas 2017 delivers in more than 40 infographics and articles all the relevant data, facts and contexts.

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