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Nuclear Power in India and the Fight Against Climate Change

Nuclear power carries with it the ignominy of leading to risks that can be very devastating for health and environment, which can result in vociferous public opposition to the endorsement of nuclear technology, especially in developed economies. In fact public opposition led to the collapse of the Italian government’s plans for a nuclear industry. Germany plans to phase out all of its reactors by 2022, and Belgium is soon to follow. Also, after the Fukushima disaster, Japan had shut down the reactor,...

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Climate change, politics of water and marginalized groups

Climate change means that while water management is politically contested, the most marginalized and remote people are those most affected by the vagaries

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Top Five Green Actions of India to Mitigate Climate Change

Green actions of India is targeted towards putting the nation in the path of low carbon emission scenarios, which became especially relevant after India's ratification of the Paris Agreement.

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Ross Sea in Antarctica declared a Marine Protected Area

After five years of protracted negotiations, and tireless efforts by endurance swimmer and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, the Ross Sea in Antarctica was finally declared a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in October 2016. At the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), delegates from 24 nations and the European Union have voted unanimously to create the world's largest protected area on land or sea....

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

CSR can be an effective tool for mitigating climate change. It is the duty of corporations to redress climate change through environment-friendly manufacturing techniques, adoption of a green, transparent policy and environmental disclosure.

Policy | VOL. 16, ISSUE 97

Monsoon Mission

The National Monsoon Mission successfully achieved its projected objective of developing a dynamic framework for operational forecasts. It is currently working on developing an indigenous Indian model that can accurately predict monsoon variability in all its aspects.

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Governmental initiatives on climate change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) in its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report published in 2015 states that increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions together with other anthropogenic drivers such as aerosols, land cover and solar radiation are extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since mid-20th century. To cater to this the Indian government launched National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008, which outlines India’s...

Policy | VOL. 16, ISSUE 95, March-April 2016

The Indian Himalayan Region: Role of NMSHE

Geological processes in the Himalaya that bring natural catastrophes are continuously in motion. Though the natural processes can never be completely controlled the impact can be minimised through sustainable use of natural resources and effective planning in tune with the terrain and geo-location.

Policy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016

Climate Justice and COP21

The developed countries while understanding their historic responsibilities towards climate change should assist the developing countries with technology transfer, mitigation and funding to ensure climate justice.

Policy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 88, January-February 2015

Agricultural Land use Changes in India

Agricultural land converted to non-agricultural uses is often understood as ‘development’. While high growth, rich states have managed to hold on, the low growth poorer states have lost significant amounts of land under plough causing distress to their agricultural communities.