Where votes meet volts
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political future would depend much on fixing the country's power crisis
'High GDP states have grown at the cost of the environment'
North-eastern states and Himachal Pradesh score high on environmental sustainability index, says report by Chennai non-profit
In the tax bracket again
The Orissa government has slapped a forest development tax on three minor forest produce items -- tendu leaf, timber and bamboo. Seen as a …
Peace isn't elusive
After the Pulwama terror strike, the Kashmir debate has reopened. We bring to you an older article from brighter times, which underscores the …
Study flouts basics in privatizing healthcare
CII study recommends greater private role in India's healthcare sector, but the document centres around the lucrative tertiary care market only
Africa Climate Summit: Youth and children demand climate justice, call for action now
Africa Youth Climate Assembly emphasises need for collaborative and immediate action in a declaration, reflects urgency echoed in …
Paris finance meet: Momentum builds for polluter taxes to fund green transition
Panellists discuss shipping and airline levies, financial transaction taxes and fossil fuel taxes at Pact Summit
African cities and climate change: The real debate is who should pay to fix the problem
Re-balancing the carbon equation so African cities urbanise sustainably requires immediate and major investments in infrastructure
'Fossil fuel subsidies should be deemed as negative climate finance'
Experts cite examples of many countries which have begun diverting fossil fuel subsidies towards development projects
Over Rs 2,000 crore to clean up and conserve Ganga
Government sets aside Rs 100 crore to expedite detailed project reports for its controversial river-linking plan.
Setback to health insurance
Private hospitals in Chhattisgarh, Andhra refuse to treat under government insurance scheme
Private desires, public fears
Asian Development Bank’s new plan insists on the private sector answer to water woes
Power to the people
Heads of panchayats arrived in the Capital to demand the power to effectively run the traditional self-government
Paris finance meet: Barbados envoy proposes tool to make green finance affordable
A Partial FX Guarantee Mechanism will reduce cost of capital for renewable energy projects in developing countries, says Avinash Persaud in his paper
India’s G20 Presidency: As a major emitter, bloc is obliged to address climate change, sustainable development
Climate finance remains an area of contention within the G20 as there is an uneven distribution of financial resources to countries that are most …
Economic downturn eats into climate mitigation, adaptation funding: UNCTAD
Reduced green investment will put a spanner in the efforts to fasttrack solutions for climate change.
Climate finance for Small Island Developing States slumped to 2017 levels in 2019: OECD
Small Island Developing States are vulnerable to increased risk of storm surges, sea-level rise and altered rainfall patterns
Two for tangle
Development takes backseat in Northeast as two Central agencies try to outcompete each other
‘Manipulate market, lower drug prices’
In times of rising costs of healthcare compounded by shortage of funds, UNITAID, a UN organisation, was set up in 2006 to improve access to life-…
Difficult to digest
After much debate, the Cabinet cleared the food security bill. Will it really ensure food for every Indian?
Orissa and UP villages once again prove that people are better managers of natural resources than today's obdurate governments
The finance minister's budget speech has come and gone. As analysts sit down to shred it to bits, Down To Earth looks at a wish list of …
Egypt’s support to developing countries gives hope for COP27: Climate scientist Saleemul Huq
Part 1: The climate scientist talks about critical climate issues that can play a major role at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit
Green bonds: Is it green finance or green-washing?
A foremost requirement to develop a robust green bond market is to harmonise international and domestic guidelines and standards for …
Union Budget 2020-21: Finance Minister promises Rs 4,400 cr to fight air pollution
But the budget document does not reflect the bold increase