As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
He endured kidnappings, assaults and attacks. But after more than a decade of protests and court battles, Prafulla Samantara stopped an open-pit bauxite mine from threatening India's Dongria Kondh tribe.
Civil society groups can enhance environmental and economic outcomes by connecting communities with expertise and formal decision-making processes.
The Green Power Market Development Group pioneers methods for corporations to buy renewable energy in India.
Water’s usability doesn’t need to end once it's flushed down the drain. Rather, India can see industrial and domestic wastewater as a valuable resource from which water, nutrients and even renewable energy can be extracted.
The Seeds for Change project in Gurugram, India recently reclaimed four car parking spots to make space for 40 bicycles. Cities around the world are using similar strategies to shift people from cars to cleaner transport.
Accelerating access to affordable, reliable, clean energy
Electricity planners often confront the energy access gap by increasing supply, without considering how consumers actually use and pay for electricity. Creating a lasting solution is actually far more complicated.
Lessons from India on how companies, utilities and government can work together to power industry with affordable clean energy.
India has committed to to provide 24-7 power to all households by 2019. Unlike previous targets, this time around, there seems to be more excitement that the goals might indeed be achievable.
Amplifying vulnerable communities’ voices in adaptation decision-making to advance effective, equitable and resilient urban development
One community in Maharashtra, India has been restoring its watershed for years in order to create a stable water supply and adapt to climate change. A new tracking system will evaluate whether this and other climate adaptation projects are actually effective.
Research from the New Climate Economy finds that compact cities experienced faster economic growth from 2002-2012 than sprawled cities. The findings have huge implications for India’s future development.
India ratified the Paris Agreement on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. To date, 62 countries representing 51.89% of global emissions have joined the Paris Agreement. Fifty-five countries representing 55% of global emissions must join before the pact enters into force.
Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport plans to become the largest solar-producing airport in India, generating 14.6 megawatts (MW) of solar power. That's enough to offset 17,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking more than 3,200 vehicles off the road each year.
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016)— World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Jennifer Layke has been selected to lead its growing Energy Program.
WASHINGTON (June 7, 2016)-Prime Minister Modi and President Obama today released a new U.S.-India Joint Announcement on Climate and Clean Energy.
Prime Minister Modi and President Obama have put themselves in the vanguard of global climate policy, not because of any immediate political pressure, but because both leaders see action on this front as crucial for future generations’ health and prosperity.