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India Needs to Wake Up From Its Nuclear Fantasy

Nuclear power generation in India has consistently failed to meet projected output. The Indian nuclear establishment needs to stop promoting nuclear power as a viable source of clean energy.

Climate Governance Requires A Systemic Overhaul For A Peaceful Future

How does the upcoming Climate Action Summit hope to hear proposals for a peaceful future when its climate governance structure lacks the necessary fail-safes to counter systemic loopholes?

Can the G20 Decide the World’s Future?

The G20 needs to take a proactive role in including the needs of the developing world.

Is India Ready to Tackle Climate Change?

Global warming is taken up by Indian politicians only as a way to earn international appreciation; the government is not taking adequate measure to address the climate crisis.

India’s Domestic Climate Policy is Fragmented and Lacks Clarity

India’s domestic climate policy is outdated and relies on a disjointed institutional architecture, without having clarity on foundational values. There is a pressing need to revisit the National Action Plan on Climate Change, 2008, and to reformulate domestic climate policy in India. Policy integration, institutional design for effective implementation, and climate justice must play a central role in this new vision for India’s domestic climate policy.

How Can India Become a Global Leader in Solar Power Generation?

The advancement of the International Solar Alliance by India and France has gained prominence in the field of solar power generation. However, there are some critical challenges that India faces, such as poor supply chain of production, severely low tariffs and over-dependence on Chinese imports.

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

This paper is part of the author's PhD work submitted to the Centre for Studies in Science Policy Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The author would like to thank the reviewers for their comments, Rohan D’Souza, Saradindu Bhaduri and Ambuj Sagar as also the Centre for Social Markets, Coffee Board of India, Karnataka Growers’ Federation, Hassan District Planters’ Association, United Planters’ Association of Southern India and Karnataka Planters’ Association for their help in the field.

Uncertainty in Climate Science

In May 2018, multiple extreme weather events claimed scores of lives, damaged property and brought public life to a standstill in parts of India. In the aftermath of these events, a blame game ensued with some assigning responsibility to scientific and state agencies, and others calling for more research and accurate weather forecasts. It is important to recognise the uncertainties in climate science and embrace them in order to channel resources appropriately, attribute causality, build public trust, and improve policy effectiveness.

Interstate Cooperation for Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Himalayan Region

Mainstreaming climate concerns in cross-sectoral planning and teamwork among neighbouring states in the Indian Himalayan Region are persistent hurdles in addressing climate adaptation at the state and regional levels. The authors propose interstate cooperation facilitation through a specific knowledge network, decentralised and coordinated approach for capacity building, joint adaptation project formulation and implementation, high-level coordination mechanism, and the creation of an adaptation portal as a novel way forward.

Capitalism, Empire and Climate

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh, Gurgaon, Haryana: Penguin, 2016; pp 284, ` 399.

Problematic Uses and Practices of Farm Ponds in Maharashtra

Although the construction of farm ponds is portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state and central government as well as popular media, the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra is a cause for worry. Farmers extract a huge amount of groundwater to store in large-sized farm ponds. The need of the hour is to appropriately regulate farm pond practices in the state.

Scapegoating Climate Change

Atul Deulgaonkar and Anjali Joshi have described the drought exp- erienced in Marathwada in their article “Agriculture Is Injurious to Health” (EPW, 7 May 2016). As the impacts of drought, they have highlighted the low reservoir levels, depleting water levels in aquifers, failure of consecutive...

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