Environment

Development and the Environment

Mainstreaming Climate Change in India through Climate Budgeting

In 2015, the Indian government submitted its climate mitigation and adaptation targets via the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention...

Milking Money: Why the Dairy Industry Is Proving To Be Expensive for India’s Farmers...

Shweta Sood explores the ₹11,35,700 crore Indian dairy industry’s foundations, and how it shapes incomes and the environment.

Laws, Leases, and Land: The Story of Adivasis Resisting Bauxite Mining in Mali Hills

12,000 Adivasis have been impacted by the Hindalco mining lease in Odisha. How could the law have come to their rescue?

Involving Local Participation: What the EIA 2020 Could Have Done

Part 1 of "Shrinking Negotiations" gave us a snapshot of a glaring gap in the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification. If passed,...

Dialogues: Dr. Malini Bhattacharjee on the RSS, Seva, and Relief and Development

“What can one say about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that has not already been said before?” The RSS, perhaps the focal organisation of...

Meet Hydrogen, the New Fuel in Town

Imagine owning a car that has zero emissions — except, this one isn’t by a battery-powered electric vehicle. Feels like an unlikely possibility? It’s...

Demolishing Nurseries to Plant Trees on the Banks of the Yamuna

Every year during the monsoons my social media blows up with reports of the Yamuna floodplains brimming with water, closely followed by stories on...

The Aravallis are Calling…for Help

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore Mangar Bani is an ecological hotspot located in the Aravallis between Haryana and Faridabad. The over 600 acre sacred grove is...

Reimagining Conservation in the Global South

This is the second instalment of a two-part series released in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation on conservation in the Global South. Click here to...

The Green Frontier: Sustainable Housing in India

Written by Arnab Chakraborty The conversations around climate change and greenhouse gas emissions have gained momentum in the last few years. So, let’s test your...