GVV Sarma, Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, talks to G’nY about building multi-disaster resilient infrastructure through comprehensive and integrated guidelines by involving entire geographic and socio-economic ecosystems.
Peter Kiernan, Lead Analyst, Energy, The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) talks to G’nY about the current state of global climate change efforts. The newly released global emissions data for 2019 by the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) shows almost an unchanged emission rate when compared to 2018. Although, it is encouraging that the annual rate of growth in global emissions appears to be slowing down, however environmentalists were hoping for a falling emissions scenario. It is worth noting that the emissions flattened out despite the global GDP growing by nearly 3 per cent. But this progress needs to accelerate if the long term goals are to be met. Peter shares his views in the backdrop of the 2019 global emissions data:
PC Mohanan, former Chairperson of the National Statistics Commission, discusses the relevance of recording migration through different data sources and offers solutions for creating better documentation practices.
G’nY talks with Nafees Meah, Regional Representative, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to solicit his views on issues pertaining to India’s food production, the impact of climate change and possible policy interventions.
K J Ramesh, the Director General of the India Meteorological Department, Government of India.
In conversation with M N Rajeevan, a leading atmospheric scientist and Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India.
In conversation with the leading oceonographer and multi-faceted scientist, M Ravichandran, Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa.
I am sure we have all heard and momentarily been alarmed about the melting of Antarctic ice, global warming, carbon emissions, etc. I sometimes wondered why is it that these grave environmental issues always have a fleeting impact on our conscience. I believe a couple of adages hold true here, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing” and also, “The devil is in the details”. Listening to Dr N. C. Pant’s talk on “Antarctica, Global Warming and Zero Carbon Emission Regime – Choices or no Choice?”...
In conversation with Dr M A Atmanand, Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Chair IOCINDIO (UNESCO)