Resource Management

Understanding and evaluating India’s resource management methods, policies and strategies.

Budget 2020: How well is India financing its fight against climate change?

Budget 2020: How well is India financing its fight against climate change?

The 2020 Union Budget has been released. With an aim to create a $5 trillion economy to push India out of its current economic...
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...

Can Land Consolidation Prevent Encroachment and Evictions in Delhi’s Lal Dora Villages?

In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.

Cannabis for a Crisis? How Hemp Can Help India

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed a struggling economy into a full-blown recession. Acute agrarian distress may have been tempered by good monsoons, but the...

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...
Climate Change

Digging Deeper: The Relationship Between Climate Change & Capitalism

Written by Manas Dutt It is Al Gore’s almost two-decade-long, irrefutable and inconvenient truth that climate change is set to alter the planet radically if...

Environmental Data is Critical to Fighting the Climate Crisis: Data Stewardship Can Put It...

To fight the climate crisis, data stewardship presents possible pathways to responsibly unlock the value of environmental data while also safeguarding against misuse.
October 2017 Bangalore/ Bengaluru flooding

Flooded Bengaluru: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Coauthored by Stuti Pachisia, Kartik Sundar and Chirag Chinnappa  “It only has to rain heavily for a short while for the city to get completely...
La-Cost of Fast Fashion The Bastion

La-cost of Fast Fashion

The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year. Its contribution to environmental degradation is...

Caught in the Tangles of Court Orders and ‘Development’, the Yamuna Remains As Polluted...

As ‘encroachers’ are evicted to ‘beautify’ the riverbank under different development initiatives, ultimately, the Yamuna remains as polluted as ever.