Dhanapal has worked on the preparation and implementation of SAPCC with state governments, and with multilateral and bilateral agencies. He is an independent consultant on climate change and environment.
India was a tree planting laboratory for 200 years — here are the results
Colonial era experiments on forests between 1857 and 1947 offer important lessons on consequences of different approaches to restoring …
Environmental planning must for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development in the hills
Floods in Himachal Pradesh point to the need of environmental planning to identify high-risk areas and avoid development there
Cheetah reintroduction project shows conservation sciences need more rigour and consensus
Carnivore conservation in human-dominated landscapes requires more than expertise of wildlife biologists
Action on climate change: Environmental activism or citizen lobby?
Scientific evidences alone cannot suffice, public policy decisions on climate must be made after careful assessments of economic costs and benefits
Healthy reserves key for tiger conservation
Population of big cats is declining in states that has much of its geographical area under forest cover — Chhattisgarh (44.1%), Jharkhand (…
Chennai’s water crisis: A lesson for Indian cities
As India’s urban population is set to increase, the need is to consider water resource availability and carrying capacity of cities in …
Can India’s cities accommodate climate migrants?
Our urban areas need to have appropriate development policies and programmes to accommodate those displaced by climate change
Climate change knowledge management in India
India’s climate adaptation needs are high but also diverse, given the bio-geographic and climate variations
There’s need for city-level climate actions
Indian cities need climate action plans that are implementable and have necessary financial, institutional and policy support