Preserving Wetlands as Vulnerable Natural Infrastructure

There is growing evidence that the environment is degrading more than ever before. The pandemic has changed the perspective towards health and environment. While, humankind is shifting more towards nature-based solutions for restoring environment. According to Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), earth’s natural systems are operating in the red category, itsContinue reading “Preserving Wetlands as Vulnerable Natural Infrastructure”

Why does COP26 remain indecisive on ‘Nature-Based Solutions?’

The buzzword for this year’s climate negotiations was ‘nature-based solutions’ or NbS. Several negotiations throughout the year discussed the importance of harnessing the benefit of nature utilising nature-based solutions. While the concept is still evolving and being pushed at COP26, its inclusion in the draft proved to be controversial. The draft initially published by theContinue reading “Why does COP26 remain indecisive on ‘Nature-Based Solutions?’”

Distributive impact of green recovery packages

Currently, the world is in an extraordinary situation and is responding to an unprecedented social emergency caused by the covid pandemic and climate change. On one hand, governments have a task of reviving the economy in the short term, while on the other hand they also have to think and plan how to reduce theContinue reading “Distributive impact of green recovery packages”

Can the Global South rally together for the upcoming COP26?

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs projects that the population of the global south is likely to grow by 3.7 billion and will comprise 88.2% of the global population. Most of these countries are vulnerable to the impact of climate change. While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has continuously raisedContinue reading “Can the Global South rally together for the upcoming COP26?”

Burning Ecosystem: Is India prepared enough?

We started the New Year with news of uncontrolled bushfires from all across Australia. According to a report by WRI burning of millions of acres of forest created perilous levels of air pollution, displaced a total of 90,000 people and killed around a billion animals. This makes people wonder whether Indian forests are equally vulnerableContinue reading “Burning Ecosystem: Is India prepared enough?”