Climate Change
Ahead of COP 26: Need to Restore the Salience of Climate Justice

Ahead of the climate change COP 26 meeting in Glasgow in November 2021, some difficult questions have emerged. Is the international community serious about tackling climate change? The chair designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, a British MP, in his le....

Glasgow Conference and India’s Energy Transition

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his speech to the UN General Assembly described the findings of the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as ‘Code Red for humanity’October 26, 2021 Climate Change , Commentary , India , Nuclear Power , Net zero , COP 26 , renewables

India Ahead of 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

Introduction to COP 26
2021 is a crucial year for global climate change negotiations as the much awaited 26th UN Climate Change Conference is scheduled to be held from 31st October till 12th of November in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This Su....

Book Discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 17th August, 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation organized a book discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha. The opening remarks were given by Dr Arvind Gupta, Dire....

Extreme Weather Events: Time to Prioritize Global Responses to Climate Change

Extreme weather events have been ravaging the world. From Europe to Asia, North America and Africa, all have been hit by devastating extreme natural disasters.1 The number of these extreme incidences that have occurred this year has raised....

Cape Town Water Crisis of 2018: Lessons we can learn from it

A serious water crisis plagued the city of Cape Town in early 2018 to the point that it was on the verge of becoming the first modern global city to run out of water. However, the city never reached to that point because of the strict measures introd....

Climate Change Summit: India Should Invest in Climate Action but Resist Western Pressure

Coinciding with Earth Day, President Biden will be hosting a summit of world leaders to discuss climate change on 22-23nd April 2021. The purpose of the summit is to persuade the leaders to undertake ambitious goals to cut the greenhouse emissions an....

COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for Climate Change Responses

Introduction
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is simultaneously a public health crisis and an economic crisis. On the public health front, it has resulted in 21,527,747 total confirmed cases and 772,370 deaths in 188 countries as of 16 August ....

Sino- Iran Proposed Accord: China’s Expansionism Continues

Introduction
Sometime back there was a news item that Iran has decided to undertake construction of the Chabahar- Zahedan Railway Line on its own. The reason given was that India who was earlier building that Railway line was going slow on ....

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