Category: India News Brief and Action Alert

Home / India News Brief and Action Alert
Delhi, Best Climate Practice City, Prepping to Go Green by 2030
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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...

New Federal Air Quality Guidelines, a Rise in Extreme Weather Events, and New Climate Research Studies in India
Post

New Federal Air Quality Guidelines, a Rise in Extreme Weather Events, and New Climate Research Studies in India

Listed below are some of the notable events that took place in India between July and October 2020, offering glimpses of India’s initiatives and new response measures to better build back the country in a post-COVID-19 period. New Federal Air Quality Guidelines India has long been troubled by the practice of stubble burning of agricultural...

India Spotlight: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and The Center for Science and the Environment (CSE)
Post

India Spotlight: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and The Center for Science and the Environment (CSE)

Research over the years in the area of climate change in India has gradually been adopted by the school and university systems and offered through various mediums including through curriculum, outreach mediums and demonstration methods, leading to better awareness and mitigation solutions at local levels, given enormity of the country. Such avenues of educating children...

Green Jobs are Key Contributors to Preserve the Environment in India
Post

Green Jobs are Key Contributors to Preserve the Environment in India

Because India has been an agrarian economy, ‘green jobs’ have long existed in the country. However, the phenomena of green jobs attracted the attention of academia and policy makers after initiatives of UNEP and ILO and the publication of the report on “Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low Carbon World”. A green...

India’s Indigenous Peoples are Key Constituents in Climate Action
Post

India’s Indigenous Peoples are Key Constituents in Climate Action

India is a large country with interspersed legacy and identity largely driven out of its people and their natural habitats. The country has 705 ethnic groups recognised as Scheduled Tribes. which literally means ‘Indigenous Peoples.1  There are, however, many more ethnic groups that would qualify for Scheduled Tribe status but which are not officially recognised....

Climate Bailout Guidelines for the Automobile Industry in India
Post

Climate Bailout Guidelines for the Automobile Industry in India

The COVID-19 pandemic in India, like everywhere else, has adversely impacted the Indian economy across many sectors. The most affected sectors include automobile, aviation, retail (including tourism and services), construction, and real estate, among others. The automobile sector, in particular, has been the most adversely impacted. The industry contributes approximately 7.5% of the nation’s GDP...

x
x

Climate change is real, and what governments do matters.

Help us work with key stakeholders globally to ensure continued support of the The Paris Agreement.