Climate Change
India should Make ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ as the Overarching Theme for its G20 Presidency

India will take over the presidency of the G20 from Indonesia in November 2022 for one year. This is a rare opportunity for India to shape G20 agenda and leave a mark. However, that will be a challenging task.

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Clean Energy Transition: Opportunities and Pitfalls of Mining the Deep-Sea for a Cleaner Future

Introduction
The global energy system is currently in the midst of a major transition to clean energy. However, the technologies underpinning this clean energy transition such as hybrid/electric car batteries, solar panels and wind turbines....

Floods in Assam: The Case for Rethinking Adaptation

Introduction
North-east India has been witnessing unusually heavy rainfall since the beginning of May. That has resulted in one of the worst floods ever recorded in Assam. As of 3 July, flood has affected 1,835,551 people in 26 out of the s....

VIF-CICIR-CASS virtual Roundtable on “China-India Climate Change: Dynamics and the Way Forward”

On 15 June 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) organized a virtual roundtable on China-India Climate Change: Dynamics....

Is India Ready to Adapt to the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events?

Introduction
From March to April this year, India experienced an unprecedented heatwave with many places in northern India recording temperature in excess of 45°C over extended periods of time. In all, 15 states and Union Territories (UT) ....

Watershed- How We Destroyed India’s Water and We Can Save it? | Author- Mridula Ramesh, Hachette INDIA, 2021, Gurugram: ISBN 978-93-91028-68-8 415 pp, price- 699 Rupees

Water is not an infinite resource. It has no substitute. At present, there is a need for acknowledging this reality with certitude across the world. Globally, at present 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries, out of which 733 million pe....

The War in Ukraine: Is It a Boon or a Bane for the Future of Climate Change and Clean Energy Transition?

Introduction
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a major rethink in the energy policies of countries worldwide and it lent more political momentum to faster deployment of renewable energy and decarbonization. For European countries ....

Dereliction of Duty: The Politicization of Climate Change in the US and the UK

Introduction
Developed countries such as the US, Canada, Japan and those in Western Europe accounted for just 12% of the global population today but are responsible for 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions over the past 170 years....

IPCC’s Timely Reminder on the Need for Climate Justice: A Quantum Leap in Global Climate Change Talks

Introduction
Climate change as a concept has evolved over the years. To reaffirm, climate change is one of the most pertinent issues of our time with serious consequences. It has been declared that climate change acts as a “threat multi....

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