Mumbai Climate Action Plan, Explained!

Mumbai Climate Action Plan

The main objective of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan is to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle the challenges of climate change by adopting inclusive and robust mitigation and adaptation strategies. The plan aims to identify vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change. And, to increase resilience by introducing sector-specific … Read more

What is Davos Forum 2023, and what happens at Davos summit?

What is Davos Forum 2023, and what happens at Davos summit?

This January is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The Forum returns this 2023 to the Swiss Alps under the motto “Cooperation in a fragmented world” to address some of the biggest global challenges. What is Davos World Economic Forum 2023? The World Economic Forum is an international non-governmental organization based in Cologne, Geneva, Switzerland, which … Read more

Is the lack of cooperation failing South Asia’s climate policies?

South aisan nations climate change policies failing

South Asia is one of the regions that is most susceptible to climate shocks as it aspires to fulfill its development ambitions. Droughts, floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and cyclones all emphasize very urgent adaptation and resilience needs. Almost 25% of the world’s population lives in the South Asian region. It is the most populated sub-region … Read more

What is ‘Greening the Blue Initiatives’ report of the United Nations?

greening the blue 2022

A UNEP effort called ‘Greening the Blue’ seeks to include and assist the UN system in making the transition to more environmentally sustainable management of its facilities and activities. The UN system’s environmental footprint and efforts to minimize it are recorded in Greening the Blue Report 2022. The report contains 2021 data and was released … Read more

India’s blue economy, Explained!

blue economy india

As per the PIB, in July 2022 the Ministry of Earth Sciences finalized the National policy on Blue Economy for the economy. The draft blue Economy policy framework envisages the optimal utilization of all sectors of the maritime domain, living, and non-living resources, tourism, ocean energy, etc for sustainable development of coastal areas. The proposed … Read more

In-Situ and Ex-Situ Conservation, Explained!

In-Situ and Ex-Situ Conservation of biodiversity

According to National Geographic, conservation is the care and protection of Earth’s resources which include air, minerals, plants, soil, water, and wildlife so that they can persist for future generations. It includes maintaining the diversity of species, genes, and ecosystems as well as functions of the environment such as nutrient cycling. Read more: Conservation | … Read more

India’s evolving role in global climate change dialogue 

India global leader in climate change mitigation

For decades, the world has relied on international treaties to address the threat of climate change. A legally binding global treaty is the best way to ensure collective responsibility. In the negotiations for these climate discussions, India has made some headway. A few experiments have been tried on institutions, the climate narrative is more complicated … Read more

Madhya Pradesh Renewable Policy 2022, Explained!

Madhya Pradesh renewable policy 2022

The nodal agency implementing the Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Policy 2022 will be the New and Renewable Energy Department under the MP Government. It shall remain operative for a period of 5 years from the date of notification. AIM The policy aims at making all state-level government departments compliant with green energy by the end … Read more

National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, Explained!

National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, Explained!

NSMA (National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture) is one of the eight missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It was formulated and launches in 2014-15 to enhance the productivity of agriculture, especially in rainfed areas, and addresses the issue of sustainable agriculture.  The mission acknowledges the adverse impact on agriculture production … Read more

National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, Explained!

National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, Explained!

The National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It was launched with a budget outlay of Rs. 550 crores. The mission was launched in 2010 and implemented in the year 2014. It covers eleven states (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal … Read more