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India Has Collected Climate Data and Incorporated Climate Information Into its National Development Plans Since 1972
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India Has Collected Climate Data and Incorporated Climate Information Into its National Development Plans Since 1972

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyBest Organizational Source: Ministry of Programme Implementation and StatisticsOver the years, climate change data sets have raised the need for India to capture climate emissions data as a part of its overall economic development process. Since 1972 it has collected climate data by...

India Battles Deadly Cyclones, Floods, Glacial Collapse, and Sweltering Heat Waves in 2021
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India Battles Deadly Cyclones, Floods, Glacial Collapse, and Sweltering Heat Waves in 2021

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyWhile the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the largest public crisis in living memory, 2021 has been marred by another global catastrophe – extreme weather events and climate catastrophes. India has been no exception to the unfolding extreme weather. Swathes of India are...

India Expects to Have 10% of its Energy Sourced to Nuclear Power in 10 Years
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India Expects to Have 10% of its Energy Sourced to Nuclear Power in 10 Years

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyNuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. As of November 2020, India has 23 nuclear reactors in operations in 7 nuclear power plants, spread over the country, with a total installed capacity of 7,480 MW, contributing 1.8% of overall energy supply. The overall supply...

India’s Challenges: Lack of Promised External Financial Resources and Greater Internal Investment in Climate Technologies
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India’s Challenges: Lack of Promised External Financial Resources and Greater Internal Investment in Climate Technologies

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra Pandey India has been seized of the climate change issues and its impact both nationally and internationally, implementing collective action to avoid the tipping point of global warming. It is also a signatory to Paris Climate Agreement (2015) and has made commitments to...

India Plans to Reduce the Emissions Intensity of GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 Levels
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India Plans to Reduce the Emissions Intensity of GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 Levels

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyIndia Plans to Reduce the Emissions Intensity of GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 Levels Prior to COP 21 in Paris in December 2015, India submitted its Intended NDC (INDC) to UNFCCC, outlining country’s post 2020 climate actions. This...

Delhi, Best Climate Practice City, Prepping to Go Green by 2030
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Delhi, Best Climate Practice City, Prepping to Go Green by 2030

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyDelhi, officially the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. Delhi’s urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries, and also include neighbouring satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, and Noida with an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people,...

Best Indian Climate Think Tank NGO: The Energy and Resources Institute
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Best Indian Climate Think Tank NGO: The Energy and Resources Institute

By Submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra Pandey   The Energy and Resources Institute The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a research institute in New Delhi that specializes in the fields of energy, environmental, and sustainable development. Established in 1974, it was formerly known as the Tata Energy Research Institute. As the scope of its...

Government of India Solar Pumping Programs and Stats of Gujurat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) Project
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Government of India Solar Pumping Programs and Stats of Gujurat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) Project

By Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra Pandey Successful farming in India typically requires irrigation and only 48% of the country’s “net sown area” is irrigated, the rest is dependent on the vagaries of nature. Of the country’s net amount of irrigated land, 62% is watered either by relatively deep tube wells or by...

India Climate Policy Recommendations Include Development of a Coal Phase-Out Plan
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India Climate Policy Recommendations Include Development of a Coal Phase-Out Plan

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) document published by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change (Government of India) aims to create awareness among the representatives of the public, different agencies of the government, scientists, and the community, about the threat posed by climate change and the steps India is taking to counter...

India Has Seen Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase by a Staggering 335% Since 1990
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India Has Seen Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase by a Staggering 335% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Levels: 2307.78 MtCO2e in 2018, an Increase of 335.33% from 1990 (Source: IEA) Despite being among the first countries to join in the Paris Climate accord in 2015, India is currently the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the US. Coal power plants, rice paddies, and cattle...

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