We analyzed the effects of water shortages on five publicly traded Indian thermal power companies. In some cases, drought caused significant financial impacts, and investors should start stress-testing their portfolios now for climate impacts.
This paper provides quantitative evidence to help investors better understand and measure the financial impacts from water shortages in the thermal power sector, drawing on data and analysis of Indian companies. It introduces a new methodology to estimate the water shortage-induced impacts to earnings on five Indian thermal power companies from FY 2014-2017. It also uses outputs from climate models to analyze potential future changes to water availability in India, which could increase the risk of water shortages.
Road safety is a worldwide epidemic. WRI's Claudia Adriazola-Steil (director, health & road safety) and Amit Bhatt (director, integrated urban transport, WRI India) talk with our host, VP for Communications Lawrence MacDonald, about a life-saving new law in India.
As deforestation and land use issues get more global attention, leaders shouldn't forget the people living on these lands. A new report from the Food and Land Use Coalition outlines solutions that help rural and forest communities thrive.
Nearly 150,000 people lost their lives on Indian roads in 2018. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, recently approved by India's parliament, aims to make streets safer for both drivers and pedestrians.
India's 29 states are updating their climate action plans in 2019. From health experts to business owners, and from academics to farming communities, people outside of government can make valuable contributions to these climate plans.
Nicholas Walton gets on the phone with Raj Bhagat Palanichamy, an expert in cities and water for WRI India, to understand why Chennai ran out of water—and what can be done to prevent residents from going thirsty.
Chennai's four main reservoirs are virtually dry. This crisis is not only due to last year's poor monsoon season—lack of proper management is driving the city's water security problems.
Millions of Indians still lack power, despite significant increases in electrification in recent years. Rooftop solar is a promising solution for the country's many rural health centers.
Pune's waste pickers used to be treated much like the garbage they collected. India's first worker-owned waste-pickers' cooperative elevated their status while cleaning up Pune's mountains of trash.
Air pollution is bad for your health—most people know that. But did you know it's also responsible for lower crop yields, reduced solar energy generation and changes in rainfall?
World Resources Institute is expanding Climate Watch with two online data platforms for India and Indonesia. This webinar will introduce the national platforms and discuss how the data tools can help achieve climate and sustainable development goals.
Residents in Surat, India are dealing with frequent flooding, heavy monsoon rains and extreme heat. But they’re also learning to adapt to these extremes.
This technical note describes the structure, the input data sources, and the limitations and assumptions of the India Energy Policy Simulator.
Using a social cost accounting (SCA) methodology, this research estimates the market and non-market costs associated with the delivery of urban water, sanitation, transport and energy services in 4 case study cities.
This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their decision pertaining to the installation of rooftop solar PV systems.
Social network analysis has been used in fields as diverse as epidemiology and counterterrorism. Now, WRI experts have devised a guidebook for applying social network analysis to environmental interventions and sustainable development.
The technical note discusses the methodology of the Restoration Opportunities Atlas, a first-of-its-kind web-based, accessible platform to support tree-based climate action in India.
Ahmedabad uses a unique process to make sure that new developments receive city services.
This case study in the World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad India, by analyzing the land pooling and readjustment mechanism called Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews the evidence on whether the TPS mechanism has enabled transformative change with equitable outcomes in Ahmedabad City—and if so, how.