India’s fossil fuel production plans not in sync with Paris agreement limits
Rapid reduction in fossil fuel production needed to meet climate targets
In 2020, India opened up its coal mining sector to private and foreign investment (Image: TripodStories-AB, Wikimedia Commons)
Declining fertility rate and population in India
The change in fertility rate has an impact on the population-resource relationship over any region
Rapid population growth is one of the major causes of scarcity of resources like land and water (Image: Pixabay)
Periurban waterscapes of Hyderabad
The growth of high rise buildings that hold the promise of assured water supply in Hyderabad has led to increasing water stress in periurban areas, from where water is sourced.
Parched periurban areas cry for attention (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Shared language for climate action
How can climate change communication reach the unreached to build awareness and propel action?
Shared language for climate change (Image Source: McKay Savage on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons)
Reimaging the ecosystem
Ways of conserving mangroves and preserving butterflies
Common Indian crow butterfly (Image: Abhilash A K Abhialeena)
Extreme weather driven by climate change cost the world billions in 2021
Study identifies ten extreme events, influenced by climate change, that each caused $1.5 billion in damage or more
Floods, cyclones and drought also killed and displaced millions across the globe in places which have done little to cause climate change. (Image: Save the Children)
Role of digital technologies in climate change adaptation solutions
Strengthen governance and institutional capacity to mainstream climate adaptation into ICT policies
There is a need to include climate adaptation projects in regional cooperation platforms such as Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway that advance digital development (Image: ESCAP)
Gender mainstreaming in groundwater management
It is crucial to acknowledge the role of gender based power relations while addressing key barriers that women face while participating in water management efforts.
Gender in groundwater management (Image Source:, kudumbashree via Wikimedia Commons)
Actions for mainstreaming climate change
Government of Himachal Pradesh & GIZ launch the revised State Action Plan on Climate Change
Zingzing Bar to Suraj Tal, Lahaul & Spiti District (Image: Timothy Gonsalves)
Climate change to enhance La Niña impact
Expect less snowfall, intense cold waves and rise in extreme events in India
This means more occurrences of devastating weather events (Image: Enygmatic-Halycon, Wikimedia Commons)
Climate finance, a critical lever to tackle climate change!
Dealing with climate change calls for better access to finance for multiple connected sectors across energy, agriculture and transport.
Access to finance crucial for dealing with climate change (Image Source: Good Energies)
Climate change and community resilience: Insights from South Asia
This book by ICIMOD and SANDEE draws on stories from seven countries in South Asia to highlight how communities are building resilience to climate change.
Joining hands to cope with climate change (Image Source: Usha Dewani Das)
Delhi’s air pollution: TERI study looks at cost effective interventions
More stringent regional and local control strategies need to be implemented at the airshed level.
Regional level air quality planning and implementation is recommended for effective control of pollution in the whole region (Image: Let Delhi Breathe)
Efficient waste management systems in urban India
The report by Niti Aayog and CSE on best practices looks at the entire gamut of municipal solid waste management.
Wastepickers separate recyclable materials from waste at the Ghazipur landfill in Delhi  (Image: Jacqui Kotyk, 2009)
Counted, but not served?
Water remains inaccessible to the urban poor in the city of Mumbai as it continues to focus on developing new infrastructure to meet its very high per capita water needs. Why is this so?
Thirsty cities and the invisible poor  (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
Emerging water science for sustainable management
An accessible guide for water professionals and practitioners in India
Rapid changes such as climate change will have significant impacts on our freshwater systems (Image: Srideep, PxHere)
Urban green finance: Case of Hyderabad and Kolkata
Urban green finance flows require the integration of both vertical and horizontal levels of governance
The pandemic has amplified the need to undertake sustainable activities at the city level (Image: CCFLA)