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March 17, 2021 Insights from urban slum households across six states
PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
October 1, 2019 Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
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January 22, 2018 A remarkable, first-ever collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media practitioners.
Alternative Futures: India Unshackled
April 18, 2016 Policy matters this week
Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Lights out to mark the Earth Hour
This year’s theme calls attention to climate change Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks ago

Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March each year in almost all countries to raise people’s awareness of natural disasters due

Through this year’s theme, awareness is being raised about the crisis of nature loss, climate change and global warming (Image: SomeCG, Pixabay)
Water footprint of food and cooking fuel
Rice and wheat have large water footprints in rural India Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks ago

Water is a basic resource for food and fuelwood production. In general, people in rural areas of India consume carbohydrate-rich staples with small amounts of animal foods. They mostly depend upon fuelwood for cooking.

Madhya Pradesh has the largest blue water footprint for food (334 m3/cap/year) and the blue water footprint from wheat contributes 87%. (Image: Pixabay)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks 2 days ago

With increased urbanisation, India is experiencing acute air pollution in its urban centres.

PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
India now has 41 Ramsar sites, with two more wetlands added to the list
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Two more wetlands added to Ramsar sites

Lonar Sarovar lake Maharastra (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
A rainbow recovery post-COVID
The movement towards radical ecological democracy needs to combine the practical and policy-level grassroots work with broader mobilization. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago

There is a disquieting hush across the world as the linkage between the planet’s health and human well-being became pronounced during the times of the pandemic. The deepening socio-economic and ecological crises caused by patterns of production and consumption are being increasingly recognised.

The women of Deccan Development Society sanghams move towards more localized natural resource management (Image: Deccan Development Society, Facebook Page)
Parliamentary committee expresses disappointment over slow pace of Namami Gange
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange

The Ganga at Varanasi (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photos)
Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
Greening new pastures for green investments
Green capital at scale urgently needed for the energy transition and climate action in emerging economies - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance priyad posted 1 year 6 months ago

New Delhi

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Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Water Future Conference: Towards a Sustainable Future
At Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, September 24 to 27 2019 priyad posted 1 year 8 months ago

A Future Earth Conference

Opening new frontiers in water system diagnostics and innovative solutions to mitigate the 21st-century global water crisis