Here comes the sun
The German experience is a good example for India’s solar energy mission
Despite its disproportionately large carbon emissions, the US wants proportionate restrictions on the developing countries
HEADS or TAILS
A close look at the history of climate change negotiations reveals some alarmingly reckless traits in Indian policymaking
US undercutting post-Kyoto talks
Please don’t preach Mr Kerry, act at home
US secretary of state John Kerry has a 'one solar panel, one bulb' solution for India’s energy challenge, and is no different from his …
POOP – It’s not crappy!
If we utilized whole lot of crap India produced per day through open defecation, we could light around 1,092,000 street lights or 72,800 stoves …
The donkey has his day
Superstorm ‘Sandy’ tells us why the climate change denial must stop
Pressure on the South
The Kyoto Protocol could save the industralised North from taking action to reduce its own emissions. A cheaper and easier option is available to …
A humble beginning
Developing nations should get more actively involved with international politics on climate change. They should propose and direct negotiations, …
Banking on carbon
World Bank's proposed role in the global carbon market is good news for the US, but it may spell doom for developing countries
Not so lovely fair trade
Climatologists say recent heat waves in India are early signs of global warming due to the greenhouse effect. If so, it will only get worse
Climate change discussions should focus on issues that are of importance to the South
The debate whether climatic changes trigger calamities continues. But there is no doubt that environmental degradation wrecks havoc on Orissa
Poor man’s burden
Developing countries shoulder the clean-up responsibility, yet it is not enough
When shall we heed 'heaven speak'?
Extreme rains followed by floods and landslides in Uttarakhand should act as a wake up call for planners and decision makers all over the country
Equity for all
Damage-control and how
Should changing names of threatened ecosystems be the only way to induce more consciousness of the coming environmental cataclysm?
'There should be consensus among G-77'
Developing countries have a reputation for lacking political
strategy when it comes to
international negotiations. They have been slow in …
Before looking for supporters elsewhere, the fossil fuel-dependent North should take the first step in reducing carbon emissions at home
North vs South
Developing nations should not sit back and allow the US to do the thinking.
They should find a way of making their contributions meaningful and, …
Spreading myths of money
The US is making a concerted effort to break down India's stand on climate change, with the active support of some Indian ngo s and business groups
The imperatives of governing world’s forests
For the past eight years, leaders of public forest agencies from the world’s most forested countries have been taking part in a series of …