Climate Change

The effect of climate change on India and the policies and actions that are needed to counter it.

The Bastion

Earth Overshoot Day: Managing the Ecological Bank Balance

Co-authored by Pratheek Rebello and Pratik Purswani  Do you know that every year, you end up spending more than you earn? In fact, on the 1st...
Shimla Water

Shimla’s Woes: Understanding the Water Crisis

Co-authored by Ishani Pant & Aishwarya Birla The acute shortage of water in Shimla has resulted in yet another round of blame games, while affected...
Air Pollution story delhi

Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?

This is the first instalment of Ajitesh Bohar's graphic series 'Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?' Click here to read the other parts.  ...

Firefighting in the Forests: What Goes Wrong Every Year

If we know when and where forest fires are likely to occur in India, then why is managing them such a challenge for communities and the Forest Department?

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van Gujjar Experience

Colonial forestry in Uttarakhand excludes forest dwellers like the Van Gujjars from forest management, making them doubly vulnerable to raging forest fires.

Reviving the Thar Desert’s Camel Culture

Sumer Singh Bhati’s Whatsapp status is a photograph of a notice published in Rajasthan’s local newspaper. It informs that 12 kilometres of transmission lines...

Mangroves, The Neglected Primary Responders For Tropical Storms

With more cyclones brewing over the Arabian Sea, states on India's west coast should revisit the role of mangroves in cyclone mitigation measures.

Using ACs to Cool Our Houses—and the Planet Too

By 2030 200 million Indians are expected to own an air conditioner. Given rising global temperatures, how can energy efficient ACs be made popular?

Building the Next Generation of Environmental Lawyers with César Rodríguez-Garavito

How can the next generation of lawyers use the knowledge and skills available to them to further effective action against climate change?

The Slow But Sure Path to Mitigating India’s Floods

While relief measures dominate India’s flooding disasters, mitigating their effects before they occur usually takes a back seat. Why is this the case?