Seaside communities from South Asia to the Caribbean have suffered terribly from flooding. Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, India Adaptation Strategy Head for the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India, distills how they can adapt, with a focus on the dynamics of environmental justice and sustainable development.
Supporting national governments with tools and resources to track progress toward meeting their national climate commitments and to strengthen climate action.
Thermal power plants rely on water for cooling, which means droughts can push generation offline. In India, reports describe this vulnerability—itself just another reason to speed the transition to renewables.
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement offers opportunities for India and China to lead on international climate action, but global progress is not yet matched by comparable leadership on domestic environmental policies in these two countries.
Today India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump held a joint press conference focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation around security, trade and economic growth.
Om Prakash (O.P.) Agarwal has been announced as the new CEO of WRI India, where he will oversee its strategy, staff and programmatic activities. Agarwal is a highly respected thinker and practitioner with decades of experience on cities, urban transport, climate change and related development and environment issues.
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.