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The Constrained Imagination of the IPCC
“The 2022 IPCC Working Group III report on mitigation of climate change has little creative to offer on the critical questions of a deeply unequal international order and a disastrous structure of…
Colonial Roots of the Climate Crisis
The climate crisis can only be understood by centring the role colonialism played in naturalising a violent ideology of modernity and progress.
The Social Experience of Heat: Urban Life in the Indian Anthropocene
Climate change has upset time-honed ways of coping with heat. The new way of keeping cool is impossible without dispossession, devastation, and pollution in distant regions.
Climate Faultlines: India’s Lessons from the Glasgow COP26 Climate Negotiations
India’s engagement in Glasgow, while storied and multi-faceted, also exposed faultlines in Indian climate politics; the faultlines in framing, policy, institutions, and diplomacy need to be addressed…
Navroz K Dubash
An Indian Green Deal
A Green Deal for India could successfully address the triple crisis the country is now facing: an economic slowdown, poor health services and a high carbon intensity of economic activity.
The Bad Science Choking India
Air pollution levels worsen each year, yet action is stymied by the government maintaining there is no correlation with deaths and diseases. As India embarks on a decadal review of its air quality…
Raindrop in the Drought
Godavari Dange developed a model of farming that enabled vulnerable women farmers in drought-struck Marathwada to stay food secure. Her life story captures the enormity of the region’s crisis, as…
Reetika Revathy Subramanian
Disaster at the Margins
Chennai's floods are embedded within inequality and the wider ecology of disasters in low-income settlements. Seeing their regularity purely as planning and engineering problems neglects this…
The Need for An Agreement on Climate Justice
The primary goal of environmental activists campaigning on climate change should be for an equitable global sharing of the required level of greenhouse gas emissions, which is a precondition for an…
TIF Talkies: Aditya Pillai discusses the importance of building robust climate institutions in India
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