Environment

Development and the Environment

Food, Festivals, and Heritage: The Climate Crisis is Erasing our Culture

In the temperate regions of North America, there is a small tree called the shadbush. Its name originates from the synchronisation of its flowering...

Trails of Environmental Jurisprudence in India: National Green Tribunal v/s Urban Air Pollution

A study of cases before the National Green Tribunal revealed poor representation of air pollution cases being heard. What do civil society, the government, and the Tribunals need to do to ensure better resolution of air-pollution-related conflicts?

How India’s Private Infrastructure Projects Risk Economic Stability, Environment, and Public Welfare

This article is the first of #FinancingDevelopment, a series analysing the finances behind India's development journey, in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Accountability. In India,...

Profits, Protection, and People: Is Legalising Sand Mining in MP’s Chambal Sanctuary Worth it?

The Madhya Pradesh government has justified denotifying 350 hectares of the Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary for legal sand mining as a way of preventing wasteful expenditure from monitoring, while also improving local livelihoods and protecting the environment. How valid is this reasoning?

Who is Benefitting in Indore District from Expensive Water Piped from the Narmada?

This is Part Two of a series on the Narmada Water Project in Madhya Pradesh. Read Part One: What Makes Indore’s Narmada Water Project...

What Makes Indore’s Narmada Water Project One of the Costliest in the Country?

As the Indore Municipal Corporation gears up to launch Phase 4 of the Narmada Project, Part 1 of The Bastion’s series highlights why the financial viability of the project begs inspection and an overall rethinking of Indore’s water supply channels.

Catching Environmental Crime

Environmental justice movements and institutions face hard questions when it comes to accountability: who is actually responsible for environmental crimes? How should they be...

Another ‘Just Transition’ We Need to Talk About—India’s Transport Sector

While the push for EVs is an encouraging and necessary step, how is India preparing to move employment opportunities towards electric vehicles, especially for those who lose their jobs in the conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles? Where does the electricity for these vehicles come from?
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Finding A Middle Ground: Wildlife vs Human Rights Conservation

If you were to study global environmental protection movements today, there's one common aspect you might find. Each of these movements, regardless of geography,...

When Conservation, Community and Education Come Together: Kaas Plateau’s Sustainable Ecotourism Model

Over the years, influx of tourists during the flowering seasons has caused vehicular pollution and destruction of plants and shrubs at Kaas Plateau. To address these issues and conserve Kaas’s biodiversity, the local stakeholders came together to devise a sustainable ecotourism model.